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Press Release27 Sep 2016


World records ratified

Wayde van Niekerk wins the 400m at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The following world records have recently been ratified…

World U20 record

Men's javelin: 86.48m Neeraj Chopra (IND) Bydgoszcz 23 Jul 2016
Previous: 84.69m Zigismunds Sirmais (LAT) Bauska 22 Jun 2011

World records

Women’s 100m hurdles: 12.20 (0.3m/s) Kendra Harrison (USA) London 22 Jul 2016
Previous: 12.21 (0.7m/s) Yordanka Donkova (BUL) Stara Zagora 20 Aug 1988

Women’s 10,000m: 29:17.45 Almaz Ayana (ETH) Rio de Janeiro 12 Aug 2016
Previous: 29:31.78 Wang Junxia (CHN) Beijing 8 Sep 1993

Men’s 400m: 43.03 Wayde van Niekerk (RSA) Rio de Janeiro 14 Aug 2016
Previous: 43.18 Michael Johnson (USA) Seville 26 Aug 1999

Women’s hammer: 82.29m Anita Wlodarczyk (POL) Rio de Janeiro 15 Aug 2016
Previous: 81.08m Anita Wlodarczyk (POL) Cetniewo 1 Aug 2015