Men's Records

Event

Record

Name

Nation

Games

100 metres

9.63

Usain Bolt

JAM

2012 London

4×100 m relay

36.84

Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt

JAM

2012 London

110 metres hurdles

12.91

Liu Xiang

CHN

2004 Athens

200 metres

19.3

Usain Bolt

JAM

2008 Beijing

400 metres

43.49

Michael Johnson

US

1996 Atlanta

400 metres hurdles

46.78

Kevin Young

US

1992 Barcelona

4×400 m relay

02:55.4

LaShawn Merritt, Angelo Taylor, David Neville, Jeremy Wariner

US

2008 Beijing

800 metres

01:40.9

David Rudisha

KEN

2012 London

1,500 metres

03:32.1

Noah Ngeny

KEN

2000 Sydney

3,000 m steeplechase

08:05.5

Julius Kariuki

KEN

1988 Seoul

5,000 metres

12:57.8

Kenenisa Bekele

ETH

2008 Beijing

10,000 metres

27:01.2

Kenenisa Bekele

ETH

2008 Beijing

20 km walk

1:18:46

Chen Ding

CHN

2012 London

50 km walk

3:35:59

Sergey Kirdyapkin

RUS

2012 London

Decathlon

8893 pts 

Roman Šebrle

CZH

2004 Athens

Discus throw

69.89 m 

Virgilijus Alekna

LITH

2004 Athens

Hammer throw

84.80 m 

Sergey Litvinov

USSR

1988 Seoul

High jump

2.39 m 

Charles Austin

US

1996 Atlanta

Javelin throw

90.57 m 

Andreas Thorkildsen

NOR

2008 Beijing

Long jump

8.90 m 

Bob Beamon

US

1968 Mexico City

Marathon

2:06:32

Samuel Wanjiru

KEN

2008 Beijing

Pole vault

5.97 m 

Renaud Lavillenie

FRA

2012 London

Shot put

22.47 m 

Ulf Timmermann

east ger

1988 Seoul

Triple jump

18.09 m 

Kenny Harrison

US

1996 Atlanta

Women's Records

Event

Record

Name

Nation

Games

100 metres

10.62

Florence Griffith-Joyner

US

1988 Seoul

200 metres

21.34

Florence Griffith-Joyner

US

1988 Seoul

400 metres

48.25

Marie-José Pérec

FRA

1996 Atlanta

800 metres

01:53.4

Nadezhda Olizarenko

USSR

1980 Moscow

1,500 metres

03:54.0

Paula Ivan

ROM

1988 Seoul

5,000 metres

14:40.8

Gabriela Szabo

ROM

2000 Sydney

10,000 metres

29:54.7

Tirunesh Dibaba

KEN

2008 Beijing

Marathon

2:23:07

Tiki Gelana

KEN

2012 London

100 metres hurdles

12.35

Sally Pearson

AUS

2012 London

400 metres hurdles

52.64

Melaine Walker

JAM

2008 Beijing

3,000 m steeplechase

08:58.8

Gulnara Galkina-Samitova

RUS

2008 Beijing

4×100 m relay

40.82

Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight, Carmelita Jeter

US

2012 London

4×400 m relay

03:15.2

Tatyana Ledovskaya, Olga Nazarova, Mariya Pinigina, Olga Bryzgina

RUS

1988 Seoul

20 km walk

1:25:02

Elena Lashmanova

RUS

2012 London

High jump

2.06 m 

Yelena Slesarenko

RUS

2004 Athens

Long jump

7.40 m 

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

US

1988 Seoul

Pole vault

5.05 m 

Yelena Isinbayeva

RUS

2008 Beijing

Triple jump

15.39 m 

Françoise Mbango Etone

CAM

2008 Beijing

Shot put

22.41 m 

Ilona Slupianek

east ger

1980 Moscow

Discus throw

72.30 m 

Martina Hellmann

east ger

1988 Seoul

Hammer throw

78.18 m 

Tatyana Lysenko

RUS

2012 London

Javelin throw

71.53 m 

Osleidys Menéndez

CUB

2004 Athens

Heptathlon

7291 pts 

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

US

1988 Seoul