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Women's 400 metres hurdles world record progression

The first world record in the women's 400 metres hurdles was recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in 1974. The current record is 52.34 seconds, set by Russian Yuliya Pechonkina in 2003.

The first documented 400 m hurdles race for women took place in 1971 but the event was officially introduced as a discipline in 1974.

To June 21, 2009, the IAAF has ratified 16 world records in the event.[1]


Time Athlete Date Where
56.51 s  Krystyna Kacperczyk (POL) July 13, 1974 Augsburg[1]
55.74 s  Tatyana Storozheva (URS) June 26, 1977 Chemnitz[1]
55.63 s  Karin Rossley (GDR) August 13, 1977 Helsinki[1]
55.44 s  Krystyna Kacperczyk (POL) August 18, 1978 Berlin[1]
55.31 s  Tatyana Zelenzova (URS) August 19, 1978 Podolsk[1]
54.89 s  Tatyana Zelenzova (URS) September 2, 1978 Prague[1]
54.78 s  Marina Makeyeva (URS) July 27, 1979 Moscow[1]
54.28 s  Karin Rossley (GDR) May 17, 1980 Jena[1]
54.02 s  Anna Ambraziené (URS) June 11, 1983 Moscow[1]
53.58 s  Margarita Ponomaryova (URS) June 22, 1984 Kiev[1]
53.55 s  Sabine Busch (GDR) September 22, 1985 Berlin[1]
53.32 s  Marina Stepanova (URS) August 30, 1986 Stuttgart[1]
52.94 s  Marina Stepanova (URS) September 19, 1986 Tashkent[1]
52.74 s  Sally Gunnell (GBR) August 19, 1993 Stuttgart[1]
52.61 s  Kim Batten (USA) August 11, 1995 Gothenburg[1]
52.34 s  Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS) August 8, 2003 Tula[1]

See also


External links

  • IAAF
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