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Field Events

Event   Mark  Date Set Location
High Jump: World 6-101/4Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgaria Aug. 30, 1987 Rome
 Olympic 6-8 Louise Ritter, USA Sept. 30, 1988 Seoul
 American 6-8 Louise Ritter July 8, 1988 Austin, Tex.
  6-8 Ritter (same as Olympic)
Pole Vault: World 15-1 Emma George, AustraliaFeb. 20, 1999Sydney
  15-1 Stacy Dragila, USAAug. 21, 1999Seville
 Olympic  Not an event
 American 15-1 Dragila (same as World)
Long Jump: World 24-81/4Galina Chistyakova, USSR June 11, 1988 Leningrad
 Olympic 24-31/4Jackie Joyner-Kersee, USA Sept. 29, 1988 Seoul
 American 24-7 Jackie Joyner-Kersee May 22, 1994 New York
Triple Jump: World 50-101/4Inessa Kravets, Ukraine Aug. 8, 1995 Göteborg, SWE
 Olympic 50-31/2Inessa Kravets, Ukraine July 31, 1998Atlanta
 American 47-31/2Sheila HudsonJuly 8, 1996 Stockholm
Shot Put: World 74-3 Natalya Lisovskaya, USSR June 7, 1987 Moscow
 Olympic 73-61/4Ilona Slupianek, E. Germany July 24, 1980 Moscow
 American 66-21/2Ramona Pagel June 25, 1988 San Diego
Discus: World 252-0 Gabriele Reinsch, E. Germany July 9, 1988 Neubrandenburg
 Olympic 237-21/2 Martina Hellmann, E. Germany Sept. 29, 1988 Seoul
 American 216-10 Carol Cady May 31, 1986 San Jose
Javelin: World 262-5* Petra Felke, E. GermanySept. 9, 1988Potsdam, E. Ger
 Olympic 245-0* Petra Felke, E. Germany Sept. 26, 1988 Seoul
 American 227-5* Kate Schmidt Sept. 10, 1977 Furth, W. Ger.
Hammer: World 249-2 Mihaela Melinte, RomaniaMay 13, 1999Clermont-Ferrand
 Olympic  Not an event
 American 230-2 Dawn EllerbeMar. 15, 1999Laramie, Wyo.
*The IAAF changed the official design and weight for the women's javelin beginning April 1, 1999. The records shown are with the old-style javelins and will be removed from the record book on Jan. 1, 2000.
Note: The international weights for women— Shot (8 lbs/13 oz); Discus (2 lbs/3.27 oz); Javelin (minimum 1 lb/5.16 oz); Hammer (16 lbs).

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