Women's javelin throw world record progression

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The following table shows the world record progression in the women's javelin throw. The first world record in the event was recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1922.[1] 48 world records have been ratified by the IAAF in the event.

Records 1922-1998[edit]

Mark Athlete Country Venue Date
25.01 Božena Šrámková  Czechoslovakia Prague 1922-08-06
25.325 Božena Šrámková  Czechoslovakia Prague 1922-08-13
27.24 Marie Janderová  Czechoslovakia Ostrava 1924-05-25
37.575 Guschi Hargus  Germany Berlin 1927-06-12
38.39 Guschi Hargus  Germany Berlin 1928-08-18
40.27 Ellen Braumüller  Germany Berlin 1930-07-12
42.28 Ellen Braumüller  Germany Magdeburg 1931-08-02
44.64 Ellen Braumüller  Germany Berlin 1932-06-12
46.745 Nan Gindele  United States Chicago 1932-06-18
47.24 Anneliese Steinheuer  Germany Frankfurt 1942-06-21
48.21 Herma Bauma  Austria Vienna 1947-06-29
48.63 Herma Bauma  Austria Vienna 1948-09-12
49.59 Natalya Smirnitskaya  Soviet Union Moscow 1949-07-25
53.41 Natalya Smirnitskaya  Soviet Union Moscow 1949-08-05
53.56 Nadezhda Konyayeva  Soviet Union Leningrad 1954-02-05
55.11 Nadezhda Konyayeva  Soviet Union Kiev 1954-05-22
55.48 Nadezhda Konyayeva  Soviet Union Kiev 1954-08-06
55.73 Dana Zátopková  Czechoslovakia Prague 1958-06-01
57.40 Anna Pazera  Australia Cardiff 1958-07-24
57.49 Birutė Zalogaitytė  Soviet Union Tbilisi 1958-10-30
57.92 Elvīra Ozoliņa  Soviet Union Leselidze 1960-05-03
59.55 Elvīra Ozoliņa  Soviet Union Bucharest 1960-06-04
59.78 Elvīra Ozoliņa  Soviet Union Moscow 1963-07-03
62.40 Yelena Gorchakova  Soviet Union Tokyo 1964-10-16
62.70 Ewa Gryziecka  Poland Bucharest 1972-06-11
65.06 Ruth Fuchs  East Germany Potsdam 1972-06-11
66.10 Ruth Fuchs  East Germany Edinburgh 1973-09-07
67.22 Ruth Fuchs  East Germany Rome 1974-09-03
69.12 Ruth Fuchs  East Germany East Berlin 1976-07-10
69.32 Kate Schmidt  United States Fürth 1977-09-11
69.52 Ruth Fuchs  East Germany Dresden 1979-06-13
69.96 Ruth Fuchs  East Germany Split 1980-04-29
70.08 Tatyana Biryulina  Soviet Union Podolsk 1980-07-12
71.88 Antoaneta Todorova  Bulgaria Zagreb 1981-08-15
72.40 Tiina Lillak  Finland Helsinki 1982-07-29
74.20 Sofia Sakorafa  Greece Chania 1982-09-26
74.76 Tiina Lillak  Finland Tampere 1983-06-13
75.26 Petra Felke  East Germany Schwerin 1985-06-04
75.40 Petra Felke  East Germany Schwerin 1985-06-04
77.44 Fatima Whitbread  Great Britain Stuttgart 1986-08-28
78.90 Petra Felke  East Germany Leipzig 1987-07-29
80.00 Petra Felke  East Germany Potsdam 1988-09-09

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Records since 1999[edit]

In 1999 a new javelin specification was introduced.[1]

Mark Athlete Country Venue Date
67.09 Mirela Maniani  Greece Seville 1999-08-28
68.22 Trine Hattestad  Norway Rome 2000-06-30
69.48 Trine Hattestad  Norway Oslo 2000-07-28
71.54 Osleidys Menéndez  Cuba Rethymno 2001-07-01
71.70 Osleidys Menéndez  Cuba Helsinki 2005-08-14
72.28 Barbora Špotáková  Czech Republic Stuttgart 2008-09-13

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "13th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Daegu 2011. (Part 5 of 5)" (pdf). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2011. pp. 702, 703. Retrieved 2013-03-12.