Summer Olympic Record Holders


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Countries With The Most Summer Olympic Records Number of Records
United States 11
Russia / Soviet Union 7
East Germany 4
Jamaica 4
Kenya 3
Ethiopia 3
Norway 2
Romania 2
Australia 1
Lithuania 1
Czech Republic 1
Italy 1
Poland 1
France 1
Japan 1
Cameroon 1
Belarus 1
Cuba 1
Male Summer Olympic Record Holders
Event Record Name Nation Games
Triple jump 18.09 m Kenny Harrison United States  Atlanta 1996
Shot put 22.47 m Ulf Timmermann East Germany  Seoul 1988
Pole vault 5.96 m Steven Hooker Australia Beijing 2008
Marathon 2:06:32 Samuel Wanjiru Kenya  Beijing 2008
Long jump 8.90 m Bob Beamon United States  Mexico City 1968
Javelin throw 90.57 m Andreas Thorkildsen Norway  Beijing 2008
High jump 2.39 m Charles Austin United States  Atlanta 1996
Hammer throw 84.80 m Sergey Litvinov Soviet Union  Seoul 1988
Discus throw 69.89 m Virgilijus Alekna Lithuania  Athens 2004
Decathlon 8893 pts Roman Šebrle Czech Republic Athens 2004
50 km walk 3:37:09 Alex Schwazer Italy Beijing 2008
20 km walk 1:18:59 Robert Korzeniowski Poland Sydney 2000
10,000 metres 27:01.17 Kenenisa Bekele Ethiopia  Beijing 2008
5,000 metres 12:57.82 Kenenisa Bekele Ethiopia  Beijing 2008
3,000 m steeplechase 8:05.51 Julius Kariuki Kenya  Seoul 1988
1,500 metres 3:32.07 Noah Ngeny Kenya  Sydney 2000
800 metres 1:42.58 Vebjørn Rodal Norway Atlanta 1996
4×400 m relay 2:55.39 LaShawn Merritt,
Angelo Taylor,
David Neville,
Jeremy Wariner
United States  Beijing 2008
400 metres 43.49 Michael Johnson United States  Atlanta 1996
400 metre hurdles 46.78 Kevin Young United States  Barcelona 1992
200 metres 19.30 Usain Bolt Jamaica  Beijing 2008
110 metre hurdles 12.91 Liu Xiang China  Athens 2004
4×100 m relay 37.10 Nesta Carter,
Michael Frater,
Usain Bolt,
Asafa Powell
Jamaica  Beijing 2008
100 metres 9.69 Usain Bolt Jamaica  Beijing 2008
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Female Summer Olympic Record Holders
Event Record Name Nation Games
100 metres 10.62 Florence Griffith-Joyner United States  Seoul 1988
200 metres 21.34 Florence Griffith-Joyner United States  Seoul 1988
400 metres 48.25 Marie-José Pérec France  Atlanta 1996
800 metres 1:53.43 Nadezhda Olizarenko Soviet Union  Moscow 1980
1,500 metres 3:53.96 Paula Ivan Romania Seoul 1988
5,000 metres 14:40.79 Gabriela Szabo Romania  Sydney 2000
10,000 metres 29:54.66 Tirunesh Dibaba Ethiopia  Beijing 2008
Marathon 2:23:14 Naoko Takahashi Japan  Sydney 2000
100 metre hurdles 12.37 Joanna Hayes United States  Athens 2004
400 metre hurdles 52.64 Melaine Walker Jamaica  Beijing 2008
3,000 m steeplechase 8:58.81 Gulnara Galkina-Samitova Russia  Beijing 2008
4×100 m relay 41.60 Romy Müller, Bärbel Wöckel, Ingrid Auerswald, Marlies Göhr East Germany  Moscow 1980
4×400 m relay 3:15.27 Tatyana Ledovskaya, Olga Nazarova, Mariya Pinigina, Olga Bryzgina Soviet Union  Seoul 1988
20 km walk 1:26:31 Olga Kaniskina Russia  Beijing 2008
High jump 2.06 m Yelena Slesarenko Russia  Athens 2004
Long jump 7.40 m Jackie Joyner-Kersee United States  Seoul 1988
Pole vault 5.05 m Yelena Isinbayeva Russia  Beijing 2008
Triple jump 15.39 m Françoise Mbango Etone Cameroon  Beijing 2008
Shot put 22.41 m Ilona Slupianek East Germany  Moscow 1980
Discus throw 72.30 m Martina Hellmann East Germany  Seoul 1988
Hammer throw 76.34 m Aksana Miankova Belarus Beijing 2008
Javelin throw 71.53 m Osleidys Menéndez Cuba Athens 2004
Heptathlon 7291 pts Jackie Joyner-Kersee United States  Seoul 1988
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Date research was conducted: December 1, 2015

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