World and Olympic records set at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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27 world records and 91 Olympic records (exact counts were announced during the closing ceremony) were set in various events at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Olympic and world records set by sport[edit]

Archery[edit]

Event Round Name Nation Points Date Record
Men's Individual Ranking round Kim Woo-jin  South Korea 700 5 August WR

Athletics[edit]

Event Round Name Nation Time (distance) Date Record
Women's 10,000 metres Final Almaz Ayana  Ethiopia 29:17.45 12 August WR
Men's 400 metres Final Wayde van Niekerk  South Africa 43.03 14 August WR
Women's hammer throw Final Anita Włodarczyk  Poland 82.29 m 15 August WR
Men's pole vault Final Thiago Braz da Silva  Brazil 6.03 m 15 August OR
3000m Steeplechase Final Conseslus Kipruto  Kenya 8:03.28 16 August OR
Men's shot put Final Ryan Crouser  United States 22.52 m 18 August OR
Men's decathlon Final Ashton Eaton  United States 8893 pts 18 August OR
Women's 5,000 metres Final Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya 14:26.17 20 August OR

Canoeing[edit]

Event Round Name Nation Time Date Record
Women's Kayak Single 200m Final Lisa Carrington  New Zealand 39.864 15 August OR
Men's Kayak Single 200m Final Yuriy Cheban  Ukraine 39.279 18 August OR

Cycling track[edit]

Event Round Name Nation Time Date Record
Women's Team Pursuit Qualifying Great Britain  Great Britain 4:13.260 11 August OR, WR
Men's Team Sprint Qualifying Great Britain  Great Britain 42.562 11 August OR
Men's Team Sprint First Round New Zealand  New Zealand 42.535 11 August OR
Men's Team Sprint Finals Great Britain  Great Britain 42.440 11 August OR
Men's Sprint Qualifying Jason Kenny  Great Britain 9.551 12 August OR
Women's Team Sprint Qualifying China  China 32.305 12 August OR
Women's Team Sprint First Round China  China 31.928 12 August OR, WR
Men's Team Pursuit First Round Great Britain  Great Britain 3:50.570 12 August OR, WR
Men's Team Pursuit Finals Great Britain  Great Britain 3:50.265 12 August OR, WR
Women's Team Pursuit First Round Great Britain  Great Britain 4:12.152 13 August OR, WR
Women's Team Pursuit Finals Great Britain  Great Britain 4:10.236 13 August OR, WR
Omnium Individual Pursuit Finals Lasse Norman Hansen  Denmark 4:14.982 13 August OR

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Event Round Name Nation Points Date Record
Men's modern pentathlon Fencing (ranking round) Aleksander Lesun  Russia 268 18 August OR
Women's modern pentathlon Swimming Gulnaz Gubaydullina  Russia 2:07:94 19 August OR
Women's modern pentathlon Combined Running/Shooting Laura Asadauskaitė  Lithuania 12:01:01 19 August OR
Men's modern pentathlon Swimming James Cooke  Great Britain 1:55:60 20 August OR

Rowing[edit]

Event Round Name Nation Time Date Record
Men's Single Sculls Final Mahé Drysdale  New Zealand 6:41.34 13 August OR

Shooting[edit]

Event Round Name Nation Score Date Record
Women's 10 metre air rifle Qualifying Du Li  China 420.7 6 August OR
Women's 10 metre air rifle Final Virginia Thrasher  United States 208.0 6 August OR
Men's 10 metre air pistol Final Hoàng Xuân Vinh  Vietnam 202.5 6 August OR
Women's 10 metre air pistol Final Zhang Mengxue  China 199.4 7 August OR
Men's 10 metre air rifle Qualifying Niccolò Campriani  Italy 630.2 8 August OR
Men's skeet Qualifying Marcus Svensson
Abdullah Al-Rashidi
 Sweden
 Independent Olympic Athletes
123 12 August OR
50m Rifle Prone Men Qualifying Sergey Kamenskiy  Russia 629.0 12 August OR
50m Rifle Prone Men Finals Henri Junghänel  Germany 209.5 12 August OR
50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Qualifying Sergey Kamenskiy  Russia 1184-67 14 August OR
50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Finals Niccolò Campriani  Italy 458.8 14 August OR

Swimming[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Established for Date Round Name Nationality Time Record Day
Men's 100 metre breaststroke (same) 6 August Heats Adam Peaty  Great Britain 57.55 WR 1
Men's 100 metre breaststroke (same) 7 August Final Adam Peaty  Great Britain 57.13 WR 2
Men's 100 metre backstroke (same) 8 August Final Ryan Murphy  United States 51.97 OR 3
Men's 200 metre breaststroke (same) 9 August Semifinal Ippei Watanabe  Japan 2:07.22 OR 4
Men's 100 metre butterfly (same) 12 August Final Joseph Schooling  Singapore 50.39 OR 7
Men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay Men's 100 metre backstroke 13 August Final Ryan Murphy  United States 51.85 r WR 8
Men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay (same) 13 August Final Ryan Murphy (51.85)
Cody Miller (59.03)
Michael Phelps (50.33)
Nathan Adrian (46.74)
 United States 3:27.95 OR 8

Women[edit]

Event Date Round Name Nationality Time Record Day
Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay 6 August Heats Madison Wilson (54.11)
Brittany Elmslie (53.22)
Bronte Campbell (53.26)
Cate Campbell (51.80)
 Australia 3:32.39 OR 1
Women's 100 metre butterfly 6 August Semifinal Sarah Sjöström  Sweden 55.84 OR 1
Women's 400 metre individual medley 6 August Final Katinka Hosszú  Hungary 4:26.36 WR 1
Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay 6 August Final Emma McKeon (53.41)
Brittany Elmslie (53.12)
Bronte Campbell (52.15)
Cate Campbell (51.97)
 Australia 3:30.65 WR 1
Women's 400 metre freestyle 7 August Heats Katie Ledecky  United States 3:58.71 OR 2
Women's 100 metre butterfly 7 August Final Sarah Sjöström  Sweden 55.48 WR 2
Women's 400 metre freestyle 7 August Final Katie Ledecky  United States 3:56.46 WR 2
Women's 200 metre individual medley 8 August Heats Katinka Hosszú  Hungary 2:07.45 OR 3
Women's 100 metre breaststroke 8 August Final Lilly King  United States 1:04.93 OR 3
Women's 200 metre individual medley 9 August Final Katinka Hosszú  Hungary 2:06.58 OR 4
Women's 100 metre freestyle 10 August Heats Cate Campbell  Australia 52.78 OR 5
Women's 100 metre freestyle 10 August Semifinals Cate Campbell  Australia 52.71 OR 5
Women's 800 metre freestyle 11 August Heats Katie Ledecky  United States 8.12.86 OR 6
Women's 100 metre freestyle 11 August Final Simone Manuel  United States 52.70 OR 6
Women's 100 metre freestyle 11 August Final Penny Oleksiak  Canada 52.70 OR 6
Women's 800 metre freestyle 12 August Final Katie Ledecky  United States 8.04.79 WR 7

Legend: r – First leg of relay

Weightlifting[edit]

Men's[edit]

Event Date Round Name Nationality Weight Record
Men's 56kg 7 August Clean & Jerk Long Qingquan  China 170 kg OR
Men's 56kg 7 August Total Long Qingquan  China 307 kg WR
Men's 77kg 10 August Snatch Lü Xiaojun  China 177 kg WR
Men's 77kg 10 August Clean & Jerk Nijat Rahimov  Kazakhstan 214 kg WR
Men's 85kg 12 August Clean & Jerk Tian Tao  China 217 kg OR
Men's 85kg 12 August Total Kianoush Rostami  Iran 396 kg WR
Men's 105 kg 16 August Clean & Jerk Ruslan Nurudinov  Uzbekistan 237 kg OR
Men's +105 kg 16 August Snatch Behdad Salimi  Iran 216 kg WR
Men's +105 kg 16 August Total Lasha Talakhadze  Georgia 473 kg WR

Women's[edit]

Event Date Round Name Nationality Weight Record
Women's 53kg 7 August Snatch Li Yajun  China 101 kg OR
Women's 58kg 8 August Snatch Sukanya Srisurat  Thailand 110 kg OR
Women's 63kg 9 August Clean & Jerk
Total
Deng Wei  China 147 kg
262 kg
WR

World records set by date[edit]

Date Event Athlete Nation Record description Ref
5 August 2016 Archery – Men's individual Kim Woo-jin  South Korea Scored a world record of 700 in the ranking round [1]
6 August 2016 Swimming – Men's 100 metre breaststroke Adam Peaty  Great Britain Set a world record time of 57.55 in the heats [2]
6 August 2016 Swimming – Women's 400 metre individual medley Katinka Hosszú  Hungary Set a world record time of 4:26.36 in the final
6 August 2016 Swimming – Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay Emma McKeon
Brittany Elmslie
Bronte Campbell
Cate Campbell
 Australia Set a world record time of 3:30.65 in the final
7 August 2016 Swimming – Men's 100 metre breaststroke Adam Peaty  Great Britain Set a world record time of 57.13 in the final [3]
7 August 2016 Swimming – Women's 100 metre butterfly Sarah Sjöström  Sweden Set a world record time of 55.48 in the final
7 August 2016 Swimming – Women's 400 metre freestyle Katie Ledecky  United States Set a world record time of 3:56.46 in the final
7 August 2016 Weightlifting – Men's 56 kg Long Qingquan  China Set a world record total of 307 kg [4]
9 August 2016 Weightlifting – Women's 63 kg Deng Wei  China Set a world record at clean and jerk of 147 kg
Set a world record total of 262 kg
10 August 2016 Weightlifting – Men's 77 kg Lü Xiaojun  China Set a world record at snatch of 177 kg
10 August 2016 Weightlifting – Men's 77 kg Nijat Rahimov  Kazakhstan Set a world record at clean and jerk of 214 kg
11 August 2016 Cycling – Women's team pursuit Katie Archibald
Laura Trott
Elinor Barker
Joanna Rowsell
 Great Britain Set a world record time of 4:13.260 in the qualification
12 August 2016 Cycling – Women's team sprint Gong Jinjie
Zhong Tianshi
 China Set a world record time of 31.928 in the first round
12 August 2016 Cycling – Men's team pursuit Ed Clancy
Steven Burke
Owain Doull
Bradley Wiggins
 Great Britain Set a world record time of 3:50.570 in the first round
12 August 2016 Cycling – Men's team pursuit Ed Clancy
Steven Burke
Owain Doull
Bradley Wiggins
 Great Britain Set a world record time of 3:50.265 in the final
12 August 2016 Athletics – Women's 10,000 metres Almaz Ayana  Ethiopia Set a world record time of 29:17.45 in the final
12 August 2016 Weightlifting – Men's 85 kg Kianoush Rostami  Iran Set a world record total of 396 kg
12 August 2016 Swimming – Women's 800 metre freestyle Katie Ledecky  United States Set a world record time of 8:04.79 in the final
14 August 2016 Athletics - Men's 400 metres Wayde van Niekerk  South Africa Set a world record time of 43.03 in the final
15 August 2016 Athletics - Women's hammer throw Anita Włodarczyk  Poland Set a world record distance of 82.29 m in the final
16 August 2016 Weightlifting - Men's +105 kg Lasha Talakhadze  Georgia Set a world record at snatch of 215 kg [5]
16 August 2016 Weightlifting - Men's +105 kg Behdad Salimi  Iran Set a world record at snatch of 216 kg
16 August 2016 Weightlifting - Men's +105 kg Lasha Talakhadze  Georgia Set a world record total of 473 kg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rio 2016 Olympics: South Korea's Kim Woo-jin sets archery world record". BBC. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Adam Peaty sets world record in 100m breaststroke heat at Rio 2016". The Guardian. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Adam Peaty sets new world record as he wins gold with incredible time of 57.13secs in 100m breaststroke and claims Team GB's first medal of Rio 2016 Olympics". Daily Mail. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Rio 2016 round-up: China's Long Qingquan smashes weightlifting record to take gold". Guinness World Records. 8 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
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