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Here's a comprehensive list of the Olympic Records in Athletics set by women over the years.

Women Athletics Records

Women's athletics has been the part of Olympics since its beginning. It has always been popular among the sports lovers and women athletes have earned lots of laurels for themselves. Jackie Joyner-Kersee won three gold, one silver and two bronze medals over four consecutive Olympic Games. Babe Didrikson Zaharias won three Olympic medals. Wilma Rudolph overcame polio to win Olympic gold. Florence Griffith Joyner set world records in 100 and 200 meters. Mary Decker Slaney was a dominant player of early 1980s. Alice Coachman was the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal. Marion Jones is another great figure of track and field. All these women have won appreciation of women's athletics lovers over the years.

Here are the records made by women athletes in the Olympics.

Women's Athletic Olympic Records

Event Athlete Record Score
(Time/Distance/Points)
Country Games Date
100m Griffith Joyner Florence 10.62 s USA Seoul
(1988)
24th September
200m Griffith Joyner Florence 21.34 s USA Seoul
(1988)
29th September
400m Marie-José Pérec 48.25 s France Atlanta
(1996)
29th July
800m Nadezhda Olizarenko 1:53.43 min Soveit Union Moscow
(1980)
27th July
1500m Paula Ivan 3:53.96 min Romania Seoul
(1988)
26th September
5000m Gabriela Szabo 14:40.79 min Romania Sydney
(2000)
25th September
10000m Tirunesh Dibaba 29:54.66 min Ethiopia Beijing
(2008)
15th August
Marathon Naoko Takahashi 2:23:14 hrs Japan Sydney
(2008)
24th September
100m Hurdles Joanna Hayes 12.37 s USA Athens
(2004)
24th August
400m Hurdles Melanie Walker 52.64 s Jamaica Beijing
(2008)
20th August
3000m Steeplechase Galkina Gulnara 8:58.81 min Russia Beijing
(2008)
17th August
4 x 100m Relay Romy Müller
Bärbel Wöckel
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr
41.60 s East G ermany Moscow
(1980)
1st August
4 x 400m Relay Tatyana-Ledovskaya
Olga Nazarova
Mariya Pinigina
Olga Bryzgina
3:15.27 min Soveit Union Seoul
(1988)
1st October
20km Race Walk Olga Kaniskina 1:26:31 hrs Russia Beijing
(2008)
21st August
High  Jump Yelena Slesarenko 2.06 metres Russia Athens
(2004)
28th August
Long Jump Jackie Joyner-Kersee 7.40 metres USA Seoul
(1988)
29th September
Pole Vault Yelena Isinbayeva 5.05 metres Russia Beijing
(2008)
18th August
Triple Jump Françoise Mbango 15.39 metres Cameroon Beijing
(2008)
17th August
Shot Put Ilona Schoknecht Slupianek 22.41 metres East Germany Moscow
(1980)
24th July
Discus Throw Martina Hellmann 72.30 metres East Germany Seoul
(1988)
29th September
Hammer Throw Menkova Oksana 76.34 metres Belarus Beijing
(2008)
20th August
Javelin Throw Osleidys Menéndez 71.53 metres Cuba Athens
(2004)
27th August
Heptathlon Jackie Joyner-Kersee 7291 pts USA Seoul
(1988)
24th September