Track & Field: Oldest national records

Track & Field: Oldest national records


Track & field records have already been registered for more than one hundred years. Most current world records were made in the 21st century, but there are numerous national records that date back over fifty years.
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Track & Field: Oldest national records
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In particular, many records made in the high altitudes of the Mexico City Olympics in 1968 are still valid, especially in small and mid-sized track & field countries. Major games in the 1970s also produced many national records that remain unbeaten.

The oldest national track & field record of all is the men’s long jump record of Haiti – the world record of 793 cm by Silvio Cator, Olympic silver medallist from the 1928 Amsterdam games. The record was made over 92 years ago to date.

Oldest national track & field records


Haiti – Men´s long jump
793 – Silvio Cator – Paris, 9.9.1928

Guatemala – Men´s high jump
211 – Teodoro Palacios – Quetzaltenango, 26.2.1960

Iceland – Men´s triple jump
16,70 – Vilhjalmur Einarsson – Reykjavik, 7.8.1960

New Zealand – Men´s 800 metres
1.44,3 – Peter Snell – Christchurch, 3.2.1962

Taiwan – Men´s decathlon
8009 – Yang Chuan-kwang – Walnut, 27.-28.4.1963

North Korea – Women´s 800 metres
1.58,0 – Shin Geum-Dan – Pyongyang, 5.9.1964

Georgia – Men´s 4 x 400 metres
3.10,8 – Tashkent, 22.8.1967

New Zealand – Men´s long jump
805 – Bob Thomas – Whangarei, 20.1.1968

Georgia – Men´s Discus
63,10 – Guram Gudashvili – Tbilisi, 1.9.1968

Ivory Coast – Men´s discus
58,16 – Denis Segui Kragbe – Barcelona, 25.9.1968

Georgia – Decathlon
7756 – Juri Djatskov – Tbilisi, 15.-16.6.1968