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Current World Record Holders in Athletics

Athlete Gender Country Sport Notes
Randy Barnes Male USA ATH Shot put 23.12 (1990)
Kenenisa Bekele Male ETH ATH 5000 m 12:37.35 (2004), 10000 m 26:17.53 (2005)
Yohan Blake Male JAM ATH 4×100 m relay 36.84 (2012 at the Olympics)
Usain Bolt Male JAM ATH 100 m 9.58 (2009), 200 m 19.19 (2009), 4×100 m relay 36.84 (2012 at the Olympics)
Olha Bryzhina Female URS, EUN ATH 4×400 m relay 3:15.17 (1988 at the Olympics)
Sergey Bubka Male URS, EUN, UKR ATH Pole vault 6.14 (1994)
Nesta Carter Male JAM ATH 4×100 m relay 36.84 (2012 at the Olympics)
Galina Čisťakovová Female URS, SVK ATH Long jump 7.52 (1988)
Tirunesh Dibaba Female ETH ATH 5000 m 14:11.15 (2008)
Yohann Diniz Male FRA ATH 50 km walk 3-35:27.20 (2011)
Yordanka Donkova Female BUL ATH 110 m hurdles 12.21 (1988)
Ashton Eaton Male USA ATH Decathlon 9039 (2012)
Jonathan Edwards Male GBR ATH Triple jump 18.29 (1995)
Hicham El Guerrouj Male MAR ATH 1500 m 3:26.00 (1998)
Allyson Felix Female USA ATH 4×100 m relay 40.82 (2012 at the Olympics)
Michael Frater Male JAM ATH 4×100 m relay 36.84 (2012 at the Olympics)
Florence Griffith Joyner Female USA ATH 100 m 10.49 (1988), 200 m 21.34 (1988 at the Olympics)
Betty Heidler Female GER ATH Hammer throw 79.42 (2011)
Yelena Isinbayeva Female RUS ATH Pole vault 5.06 (2009)
Carmelita Jeter Female USA ATH 4×100 m relay 40.82 (2012 at the Olympics)
Michael Johnson Male USA ATH 400 m 43.18 (1999), 4×400 m relay 2:54.29 (1993)
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Female USA ATH Heptathlon 7291 (1988 at the Olympics)
Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich Male KEN ATH Marathon 2-03:23 (2013)
Bianca Knight Female USA ATH 4×100 m relay 40.82 (2012 at the Olympics)
Marita Koch Female GDR ATH 400 m 47.60 (1985)
Stefka Kostadinova Female BUL ATH High jump 2.09 (1987)
Jarmila Kratochvílová Female TCH ATH 800 m 1:53.28 (1983)
Inesa Kravets Female URS, EUN, UKR ATH Triple jump 15.50 (1995)
Tatyana Ledovskaya Female URS, EUN, BLR ATH 4×400 m relay 3:15.17 (1988 at the Olympics)
Nataliya Lisovskaya Female URS, EUN ATH Shot put 22.63 (1987)
Tianna Madison Female USA ATH 4×100 m relay 40.82 (2012 at the Olympics)
Olga Nazarova Female URS, EUN ATH 4×400 m relay 3:15.17 (1988 at the Olympics)
Yuliya Nosova-Pechonkina Female RUS ATH 400 m hurdles 52.34 (2003)
Mariya Pinigina Female URS ATH 4×400 m relay 3:15.17 (1988 at the Olympics)
Mike Powell Male USA ATH Long jump 8.95 (1991)
Qu Yunxia Female CHN ATH 1500 m 3:50.46 (1993)
Paula Radcliffe Female GBR ATH Marathon 2-15:25 (2003)
Gabi Reinsch Female GDR ATH Discus throw 76.80 (1988)
Butch Reynolds Male USA ATH 4×400 m relay 2:54.29 (1993)
Dayron Robles Male CUB ATH 110 m hurdles 12.87 (2008)
David Rudisha Male KEN ATH 800 m 1:40.91 (2012 at the Olympics)
Gulnara Samitova-Galkina Female RUS ATH 3000 m steeplechase 8:58.81 (2008 at the Olympics)
Jürgen Schult Male GDR, GER ATH Discus throw 74.08 (1986)
Yuriy Siedykh Male URS ATH Hammer throw 86.74 (1986)
Javier Sotomayor Male CUB ATH High jump 2.45 (1993)
Barbora Špotáková Female CZE ATH Javelin throw 72.28 (2008)
Andrew Valmon Male USA ATH 4×400 m relay 2:54.29 (1993)
Wang Junxia Female CHN ATH 10000 m 29:31.78 (1993)
Quincy Watts Male USA ATH 4×400 m relay 2:54.29 (1993)
Kevin Young Male USA ATH 400 m hurdles 46.78 (1992 at the Olympics)
Jan Železný Male TCH, CZE ATH Javelin throw 98.48 (1996)