Women's 60 metres world record progression
The IAAF have officially ratified world indoor records since 1 January 1987. Previous to this, they were regarded as world indoor bests. As such, the existing world indoor best, Nelli Cooman's 7.00 secs, was deemed to be the inaugural world indoor record.
World record progression (1966-)
|IAAF ratified bests (1966–1986)|
|7.2||Margit Nemesházi (HUN)||27 March 1966||Westfalenhalle, West Germany|
|7.29||Annegret Richter (FRG)||11 March 1973||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|7.27||Annegret Richter (FRG)||11 March 1973||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|7.24||Irena Szewinska (POL)||10 March 1974||Gothenburg, Sweden|
|7.22||Mona-Lisa Pursiainen (FIN)||10 March 1974||Gothenburg, Sweden|
|7.16||Renate Stecher (GDR)||10 March 1974||Gothenburg, Sweden|
|7.12||Marlies Göhr (GDR)||12 March 1978||Milan, Italy|
|7.12||Marlies Göhr (GDR)||12 January 1980||East Berlin, East Germany|
|7.10||Marlies Göhr (GDR)||26 January 1980||Senftenberg, East Germany|
|7.10||Marita Koch (GDR)||14 February 1981||Senftenberg, East Germany|
|7.08||Marita Koch (GDR)||29 January 1983||Senftenberg, East Germany|
|7.04||Marita Koch (GDR)||16 February 1985||Senftenberg, East Germany|
|IAAF ratified records (1987–present)|
|7.00||Nelli Cooman (NED)||23 February 1986||Madrid, Spain|
|6.96||Merlene Ottey (JAM)||14 February 1992||Madrid, Spain|
|6.92||Irina Privalova (RUS)||11 February 1993||Madrid, Spain|
|6.92||Irina Privalova (RUS)||9 February 1995||Madrid, Spain|
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