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Women's 20 kilometres walk world record progression

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Women's 20 kilometres walk world record progression

The following table shows the world record progression in the women's 20 kilometres walk, as recognised by the IAAF.

World record progression

Time Athlete Date Place Ref
2:24:00  Antonie Briksová (TCH) 1931-09-06 Prague, Czechoslovakia
2:14:07  Antonie Odvárková (TCH) 1931-09-14 Prague, Czechoslovakia
1:59:02  Lina Aebersold (SUI) 1934-06-09 Zürich, Switzerland
1:57:35  Marie van Tonder (RSA) 1962-07-28 Cape Town, South Africa
1:57:26  Irma Hansson (SWE) 1963-10-27 Copenhagen, Denmark
1:54:30  Irma Hansson (SWE) 1967-10-22 Copenhagen, Denmark
1:53:46  Karin Møller (DEN) 1968-10-27 Copenhagen, Denmark
1:51:05  Irma Hansson (SWE) 1969-10-12 Copenhagen, Denmark
1:47:10  Margareta Simu (SWE) 1973-09-22 Copenhagen, Denmark
1:43:38  Lilian Harpur (AUS) 1977-07-16 Adelaide, Australia
1:43:20  Thorill Gylder (NOR) 1978-04-23 Mixhuca, Mexico
1:41:42  Susan Cook (AUS) 1980-02-03 Melbourne, Australia
1:39:31  Susan Cook (AUS) 1981-12-20 Melbourne, Australia
1:36:36  Susan Cook (AUS) 1982-12-19 Melbourne, Australia
1:36:23  Susan Cook (AUS) 1984-07-07 Canberra, Australia
1:36:19  Sally Pierson (AUS) 1984-07-17 Melbourne, Australia
1:29:40  Kerry Junna-Saxby (AUS) 1988-05-13 Vårname, Sweden
1:27:30  Liu Hongyu (CHN) 1995-05-01 Beijing, PR China
1:27:30  Nadezhda Ryashkina (RUS) 1999-02-07 Adler, Russia
1:26:22  Wang Yan (CHN) 2001-11-19 Guangzhou, PR China
1:25:41  Olimpiada Ivanova (RUS) 2005-08-07 Helsinki, Finland
1:25:08  Vera Sokolova (RUS) 2011-02-26 Sochi, Russia [1]
1:25:02  Elena Lashmanova (RUS) 2012-08-11 London, England [2]

See also


  • Athletix
  • IOC-site
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