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1999 Women's World, Olympic and American Field Events Records

Field Events

Event   Mark   Date Set Location
High Jump: World 6-101/4 Stefka 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, Australia Feb. 20, 1999 Sydney
    15-1 Stacy Dragila, USA Aug. 21, 1999 Seville
  Olympic   Not an event
  American 15-1 Dragila (same as World)
Long Jump: World 24-81/4 Galina Chistyakova, USSR June 11, 1988 Leningrad
  Olympic 24-31/4 Jackie Joyner-Kersee, USA Sept. 29, 1988 Seoul
  American 24-7 Jackie Joyner-Kersee May 22, 1994 New York
Triple Jump: World 50-101/4 Inessa Kravets, Ukraine Aug. 8, 1995 Göteborg, SWE
  Olympic 50-31/2 Inessa Kravets, Ukraine July 31, 1998 Atlanta
  American 47-31/2 Sheila Hudson July 8, 1996 Stockholm
Shot Put: World 74-3 Natalya Lisovskaya, USSR June 7, 1987 Moscow
  Olympic 73-61/4 Ilona Slupianek, E. Germany July 24, 1980 Moscow
  American 66-21/2 Ramona 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. Germany Sept. 9, 1988 Potsdam, 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, Romania May 13, 1999 Clermont-Ferrand
  Olympic   Not an event
  American 230-2 Dawn Ellerbe Mar. 15, 1999 Laramie, 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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