Olympic Records in Athletics, Swimming and more

Olympic records


We gathered a list of current olympic records in major olympic sports such as athletics, swimming, shooting and weightlifting.
Roman Sebrle & Ashton Eaton.
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Roman Sebrle & Ashton Eaton.


Tokyo 2021 Olympics are closing up and athletes are ready to compete for fame and fortune. In many sports the results required to win an olympic gold medal are getting better and better all the time. We listed the all time best olympic results in major olympic sports. Here are the olympic records in athletics, swimming, shooting, weightlifting, shooting and archery.

Athletics olympic records


In athletics we still find very old olympic records. The oldest current olympic record is held by legendary long jumper Bob Beamon who jumped a new olympic and then world record of 890 in Mexico 1968. Nine of the women's current olympic records have been made in the 1980's.

Six of the women's current olympic records (100m 200m, 10000m, Heptahtlon and the relays) also stand as current athletics world records.

Women

DisciplineAthleteMarkGames
100 MetresFlorence GRIFFITH-JOYNER (USA)10.62Seoul, South Korea 1988
200 MetresFlorence GRIFFITH-JOYNER (USA)21.34Seoul, South Korea 1988
400 MetresMarie-José PÉREC (FRA)48.25Atlanta, USA 1996
800 MetresNadezhda OLIZARENKO (URS)1:53.43Moscow, Soviet Union 1980
1500 MetresPaula IVAN (ROU)3:53.96Seoul, South Korea 1988
3000 MetresTatyana SAMOLENKO (URS)8:26.53Seoul, South Korea 1988
5000 MetresVivian Jepkemoi CHERUIYOT (KEN)14:26.17Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
10,000 MetresAlmaz AYANA (ETH)29:17.45Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
MarathonTiki GELANA (ETH)2:23:07Lontoo, Great Britain 2012
3000 Metres SteeplechaseGulnara SAMITOVA-GALKINA (RUS)8:58.81Beijing, China 2008
100 Metres HurdlesSally PEARSON (AUS)12.35London, Great Britain 2012
400 Metres HurdlesMelaine WALKER (JAM)52.64Beijing, China 2008
High JumpYelena SLESARENKO (RUS)206Athens, Greece 2004
Pole VaultYelena ISINBAYEVA (RUS)505Beijing, China 2008
Long JumpJackie JOYNER-KERSEE (USA)740Seoul, South Korea 1988
Triple JumpFrancoise MBANGO ETONE (CMR)15.39Beijing, China 2008
Shot PutIlona SLUPIANEK (GDR)22.41Moscow, Soviet Union 1980
Discus ThrowMartina HELLMANN (GDR)72.30Seoul, South Korea 1988
Hammer ThrowAnita WŁODARCZYK (POL)82.29Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
Javelin ThrowOlisdeilys MENÉNDEZ (CUB)71.53Athens, Greece 2004
HeptathlonJackie JOYNER-KERSEE (USA)7291Seoul, South Korea 1988
20 Kilometres Race WalkYelena LASHMANOVA (RUS)1:25:02London, Great Britain 2012
4x100 Metres RelayUnited States40.82London, Great Britain 2012
4x400 Metres RelaySoviet Union3:15.17Seoul, South Korea 1988


Men

DisciplineAthleteMarkGames
100 mUsain Bolt (JAM)9.63London, Great Britain 2012
200 mUsain Bolt (JAM)19.30Beijing, China 2008
400 MetresWayde van Niekerk (RSA)43.03Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
800 MetresDavid Rudisha (KEN)1:40.91London, Great Britain 2012
1500 MetresNoah Ngeny (KEN)3:32.07Sydney, Australia 2000
5000 MetresKenenisa Bekele (ETH)12:57.82Beijing, China 2008
10,000 MetresKenenisa Bekele (ETH)27:01.17Beijing, China 2008
MarathonSamuel Kamau Wanjiru (KEN)2:06:32Beijing, China 2008
3000 Metres SteeplechaseConseslus Kipruto (KEN)8:03.28Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
110 Metres HurdlesXiang Liu (CHN)12.91Athens, Greece 2004
400 Metres HurdlesKevin Young (USA)46.78Barcelona, Spain 1992
High JumpCharles Austin (USA)239Atlanta, USA 1996
Pole VaultThiago Braz (BRA)603Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
Long JumpBob Beamon (USA)890Mexico City, Mexico 1968
Triple JumpKenny Harrison (USA)18.09Atlanta, USA 1996
Shot PutRyan Crouser (USA)22.52Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
Discus ThrowVirgilijus Alekna (LTU)69.89Athens, Greece 2004
Hammer ThrowSergey Litvinov (URS)84.80Seoul, South Korea 1988
Javelin ThrowAndreas Thorkildsen (NOR)90.57Beijing, China 2008
DecathlonRoman Šebrle (CZE)8893Athens, Greece 2004
DecathlonAshton Eeaton (USA)8893Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
20 Kilometres Race WalkDing Chen (CHN)1:18:46London, Great Britain 2012
50 Kilometres Race WalkJared Tallent (AUS)3:36:53London, Great Britain 2012
4x100 Metres RelayJamaica36.84London, Great Britain 2012
4x400 Metres RelayUnited States2:55.39Beijing, China 2008



Swimming Olympic records


Just like most of the swimming world records also the olympic records in swimming are not very old. The oldest swimming olympic records date to Beijing olympics in 2008.

Women

DisciplineAthleteTimeGames
50 m freestyleRanomi Kromowidjojo (NLD)24.05London, England 2012
100 m freestyleSimone Manuel (USA) / Penny Oleksiak (CAN)52.70Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
200 m freestyleAllison Schmitt (USA)1:53.61London, England 2012
400 m freestyleKatie Ledecky (USA)3:56.46Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
800 m freestyleKatie Ledecky (USA)8:04.79Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
100 m backstrokeEmily Seebohm (AUS)58.23London, England 2012
200 m backstrokeMissy Franklin (USA)2:04.06London, England 2012
100 m breaststrokeLilly King (USA)1:04.93Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
200 m breaststrokeRebecca Soni (USA)2:19.59London, England 2012
100 m butterflySarah Sjöström (SWE)55.48Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
200 m butterflyJiao Liuyang (CHN)2:04.06London, England 2012
200 m medleyKatinka Hosszu (HUN)2:06.58Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
400 m medleyKatinka Hosszu (HUN)4:26.36Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
400 m medley relayUnited States3:52.05London, England 2012
400 m freestyle relayAustralia3:30.65Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
800 m freestyle relayUnited States7:42.92London, England 2012


Men

DisciplineAthleteTimeGames
50 m freestyleCesar Cielo (BRA)21.30Beijing, China 2008
100 m freestyleEamon Sullivan (AUS)47.05Beijing, China 2008
200 m freestyleMichael Phelps (USA)1:42.96Beijing, China 2008
400 m freestyleSun Yang (CHN)3:40.14London, Great Britain 2012
1500 m freestyleSun Yang (CHN)14:31.02London, Great Britain 2012
100 m backstrokeRyan Murphy (USA)51.85Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
200 m backstrokeTyler Clary (USA)1:53.41London, Great Britain 2012
100 m breaststrokeAdam Peaty (GBR)57.13Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
200 m breaststrokeIppei Watanabe (JPN)2:07.22Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
100 m butterflyJoseph Schooling (SGP)50.39Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
200 m butterflyMichael Phelps (USA)1:52.03Beijing, China 2008
200 m medleyMichael Phelps (USA)1:54.32Beijing, China 2008
400 m medleyMichael Phelps (USA)4:03.84Beijing, China 2008
400 m medley relayUnited States3:27.95Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
400 m freestyle relayUnited States3:08.24Beijing, China 2008
800 m freestyle relayUnited States6:58.56Beijing, China 2008



Weightlifting Olympic records


In weightlifting olympic records are recorded in two separate disciplines ("the snatch" and "the clean and jerk") and the combined overall result.

Almost all the weightlifting olympic records are held by athletes representing Eastern European or Asian countries.

Men


56 kg

EventKGAthleteOlympics
Snatch137 kgMUTLU Halil, TUR16.09.2000, Sydney
Clean & Jerk170 kgLONG Qingquan, CHN07.08.2016, Rio de Janeiro
Total307 kgLONG Qingquan, CHN07.08.2016, Rio de Janeiro


62 kg

EventKGAthleteOlympics
Snatch153 kgKIM Un Guk, PRK30.07.2012, London
Clean & Jerk177 kgFIGUEROA MOSQUERA Oscar Albeiro, COL30.07.2012, London
Total327 kgKIM Un Guk, PRK30.07.2012, London


69 kg

Snatch165 kgMARKOV Georgi, BUL20.09.2000, Sydney
Clean & Jerk196 kgBOEVSKI Galabin, BUL20.09.2000, Sydney
Total357 kgBOEVSKI Galabin, BUL20.09.2000, Sydney


77 kg

Snatch177 kgLYU XiaojunCHN10.08.2016, Rio de Janeiro
Clean & Jerk214 kgRAHIMOV NijatKAZ10.08.2016, Rio de Janeiro
Total379 kgLU XiaojunCHN01.08.2012, London


85 kg

Snatch180 kgASANIDZE George, GEO23.09.2000, Sydney 
Clean & Jerk217 kgTIAN Tao, CHN12.08.2016, Rio de Janeiro
Total396 kgROSTAMI Kianoush, IRI12.08.2016, Rio de Janeiro


94 kg

EventKGAthleteOlympics
Snatch187 kgBAGHERI Kouroush, IRI24.09.2000, Sydney
Clean & Jerk224 kgKOLECKI Szymon, POL17.08.2008, Beijing
Total407 kgDOBREV Milen, BUL23.08.2004, Athena


105 kg

Snatch200 kgARAMNAU Andrei, BLR18.08.2008, Beijing
Clean & Jerk237 kgNURUDINOV Ruslan, UZB15.08.2016, Rio de Janeiro
Total436 kgARAMNAU Andrei, BLR18.08.2008, Beijing


+105 kg

Snatch216 kgSALIMIKORDASIABI BehdadIRI16.08.2016, Rio de Janeiro
Clean & Jerk263 kgREZAZADEH HosseinIRI25.08.2004, Athens
Total473 kgTALAKHADZE LashaGEO16.08.2016, Rio de Janeiro


Women


48 kg

Snatch97 kgTAYLAN Nurcan, TUR14.08.2004, Athens
Clean & Jerk117 kgCHEN Xiexia, CHN09.08.2008, Beijing
Total212 kgCHEN Xiexia, CHN09.08.2008, Beijing


53 kg

Snatch101 kgLI Yajun, CHN07.08.2016, Rio de Janeiro
Clean & Jerk126 kgPRAPAWADEE Jaroenrattanatarakoon, THA10.09.2008, Beijing
Total225 kgYANG Xia, CHN18.09.2000, Sydney


58 kg

Snatch110 kgSRISURAT Sukanya, THA08.08.2016, Rio de Janeiro
Clean & Jerk138 kgCHEN Yanqing, CHN11.08.2008, Beijing 
Total246 kgLI Xueying, CHN30.07.2012, London 


63 kg

Snatch115 kgBATSIUSHKA Hanna, BLR18.08.2004, Athens
Clean & Jerk147 kgDENG Wei, CHN09.08.2016, Rio de Janeiro
Total262 kgDENG Wei, CHN09.08.2016, Rio de Janeiro


69 kg

Snatch128 kgLIU ChunhongCHN13.08.2008, Beijing
Clean & Jerk158 kgLIU ChunhongCHN13.08.2008, Beijing
Total286 kgLIU ChunhongCHN13.08.2008, Beijing


75 kg

Snatch128 kgCAO Lei, CHN15.08.2008, Beijing
Clean & Jerk154 kgCAO Lei, CHN15.08.2008, Beijing
Total282 kgCAO Lei, CHN15.08.2008, Beijing


+75 kg

EventKGAthleteOlympics
Snatch151 kgKASHIRINA Tatiana, RUS05.08.2012, London
Clean & Jerk187 kgZHOU Lulu, CHN05.08.2012, London
Total333 kgZHOU Lulu, CHN05.08.2012, London



Archery Olympic records


Koreans have dominated archery in olympics since day one. Nowadays 12 out of 14 olympic records are held by South Korean athletes.

The oldest olympic record in archery in held however by the United States. They scored 502 winning the team event on home soil in Atlanta back in 1996. Only two of the current archery olympic records have been made after the Beijing 2008 olympics.

Atleast one new olympic record will be achieved in archery in Tokyo as a new discipline of mixed team competition is introduced on olympic level.

Men

EventAthlete/TeamPointsOlympics
72 (ranking)Kim Woo-jin (KOR)7002016
18Park Kyung-mo (KOR)1732004
12Lee Chang-hwan (KOR)1172008
36 (finals)Tim Cuddihy (AUS)3402004
216 (team ranking)South Korea (KOR)20872012
27 (team)South Korea (KOR)2582000
54 (team finals)United States (USA)5021996


Women

EventAthlete/TeamPointsOlympics
72 (ranking)Park Sung-hyun (KOR)6822004
18Yun Mi-jin (KOR)1732000
12Park Sung-hyun (KOR)1152008
36 (finals)Kim Nam-soon (KOR)3342000
216 (team ranking)South Korea (KOR)20302004
27 (team)South Korea (KOR)2522000
54 (team finals)South Korea (KOR)5022000
24 (team finals)South Korea (KOR)2312008



Shooting Olympic records


Men

EventAthlete/TeamPointsOlympics
50 m rifle three (QOR)Sergey Kamenskiy (RUS)1184Rio 2016
50 m rifle threeNiccolo Campriani (ITA)458.8Rio 2016
10 m air rifleNiccolo Campriani (ITA)630.2Rio 2016
10 m air rifleNiccolo Campriani (ITA)206.1Rio 2016
50 m pistolBoris Kokorev (RUS)666.4Atlanta 1996
50 m pistolJin Jong-oh (KOR)193.7Rio 2016
25 m rapid pistolAlexei Klimov (RUS) & Christian Reitz (GER)592London 2012 & Rio 2016
25 m rapid pistolLeuris Pupo (CUB) & Christian Reitz (GER)34London 2012 & Rio 2016
10 m air pistolWang Yifu (CHN)690Ateena 2004
10 m air pistolHoàng Xuân Vinh (CHN)202.5Rio 2016
TrapMichael Diamond (AUS)125Lontoo 2012
TrapDavid Kostelecky (CZE), Giovanni Cernogoraz (CRO) & Massimo Fabbrizi (ITA)1462008, 2012 & 2012
Double trapWalton Eller (USA)145Peking 2008
Double trapWalton Eller (USA)190Peking 2008
SkeetAbdullah Al-Rashidi (IOC), Marcus Svensson (SWE)123Rio 2016
SkeetVincent Hancock (USA), Tore Brovold (NOR)145Peking 2008


Women

EventAthlete/TeamPointsOlympics
50 m rifle three (QOR)Petra Zublasing (ITA)589Rio 2016
50 m rifle threeBarbara Englerer (GER)458.6Rio 2016
10 m air rifleDu Li (CHN)420.7Rio 2016
10 m air rifleVirginia Thrasher (USA)208Rio 2016
25 m pistolZhang Jingjing (CHN)592Rio 2016
25 m pistolChen Ying (CHN)793.4Peking 2008
10 m air pistolNatalia Paderina (RUS)391Peking 2008
10 m air pistolZhang Mengxue (CHN)199.4Rio 2016
TrapJessica Rossi (ITA)75Lontoo 2012
TrapJessica Rossi (ITA)99Lontoo 2012
SkeetKim Rhode (USA)74Lontoo 2012
SkeetKim Rhode (USA)99Lontoo 2012