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Men's discus world record progression

The first world record in the men's discus was recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1912, and was set by James Duncan in 1912 (47.58 m).

As of 2011, 42 world records have been ratified by the IAAF in the event.[1] Another 14 are acknowledged but are unofficial since they were set before the founding of IAAF.

World Record Progression

Mark Athlete Date Location
47.58 m (156 ft 1 14 in)  James Duncan (USA) 27 May 1912 New York
47.61 m (156 ft 2 12 in)  Thomas Lieb (USA) 14 September 1924 Chicago[1]
47.89 m (157 ft 1 12 in)  Glenn Hartranft (USA) 2 May 1925 San Francisco[1]
48.20 m (158 ft 1 34 in)  Bud Houser (USA) 2 April 1926 Palo Alto, California
49.90 m (163 ft 8 12 in)  Eric Krenz (USA) 9 April 1929 Palo Alto
51.03 m (167 ft 5 in)  Eric Krenz (USA) 17 May 1930 Palo Alto
51.73 m (169 ft 8 12 in)  Paul Jessup (USA) 23 August 1930 Pittsburgh
52.42 m (171 ft 11 34 in)  Harald Andersson (SWE) 25 August 1934 Oslo
53.10 m (174 ft 2 12 in)  Willy Schröder (GER) 28 April 1935 Magdeburg, Germany
53.26 m (174 ft 8 34 in)  Archibald Harris (USA) 20 June 1941 Palo Alto
53.34 m (175 ft 0 in)  Adolfo Consolini (ITA) 26 October 1941 Milan
54.23 m (177 ft 11 in)  Adolfo Consolini (ITA) 14 April 1946 Milan
54.93 m (180 ft 2 12 in)  Robert Fitch (USA) 8 January 1946 Minneapolis, Minnesota
55.33 m (181 ft 6 14 in)  Adolfo Consolini (ITA) 10 October 1948 Milan
56.46 m (185 ft 2 34 in)  Fortune Gordien (USA) 9 July 1949 Lisbon
56.97 m (186 ft 11 in)  Fortune Gordien (USA) 14 August 1949 Hämeenlinna, Finland
57.93 m (190 ft  34 in)  Sim Iness (USA) 20 June 1953 Lincoln, Nebraska
58.10 m (190 ft 7 12 in)  Fortune Gordien (USA) 11 July 1953 Pasadena, California
59.28 m (194 ft 5 34 in)  Fortune Gordien (USA) 22 August 1953 Pasadena
59.91 m (196 ft 6 34 in)  Edmund Piatkowski (POL) 14 January 1959 Warsaw
59.91 m (196 ft 6 34 in)  Rink Babka (USA) 12 August 1960 Walnut, California
60.56 m (198 ft 8 14 in)  Jay Silvester (USA) 11 August 1961 Frankfurt, West Germany
60.72 m (199 ft 2 12 in)  Jay Silvester (USA) 20 August 1961 Brussels, Belgium
61.10 m (200 ft 5 12 in)  Al Oerter (USA) 18 May 1962 Los Angeles
61.64 m (202 ft 2 34 in)  Vladimir Trusenyev (USSR) 4 June 1962 Leningrad, USSR [2]
62.45 m (204 ft 10 34 in)  Al Oerter (USA) 1 July 1962 Chicago
62.62 m (205 ft 5 14 in)  Al Oerter (USA) 27 April 1963 Walnut
62.94 m (206 ft 6 in)  Al Oerter (USA) 25 April 1964 Walnut
64.55 m (211 ft 9 14 in)  Ludvik Danek (TCH) 2 August 1964 Turnov, Czechoslovakia
65.22 m (213 ft 11 34 in)  Ludvik Danek (TCH) 12 October 1965 Sokolov, Czechoslovakia
66.54 m (218 ft 3 34 in)  Jay Silvester (USA) 25 May 1968 Modesto, California
68.40 m (224 ft 5 in)  Jay Silvester (USA) 18 September 1968 Reno, Nevada
68.40 m (224 ft 5 in)  Ricky Bruch (SWE) 5 July 1972 Stockholm
68.48 m (224 ft 8 in)  John van Reenen (RSA) 14 March 1975 Stellenbosch, South Africa
69.08 m (226 ft 7 34 in)  John Powell (USA) 3 May 1975 Long Beach, California
69.18 m (226 ft 11 12 in)  Mac Wilkins (USA) 24 April 1976 Walnut
69.80 m (229 ft 0 in)  Mac Wilkins (USA) 1 May 1976 San Jose, California
70.24 m (230 ft 5 14 in)  Mac Wilkins (USA) 1 May 1976 San Jose
70.86 m (232 ft 5 34 in)  Mac Wilkins (USA) 1 May 1976 San Jose
71.16 m (233 ft 5 12 in)  Wolfgang Schmidt (GDR) 9 August 1978 Berlin
71.86 m (235 ft 9 14 in)  Yuriy Dumchev (USSR) 29 May 1983 Moscow
74.08 m (243 ft  12 in)  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 6 June 1986 Neubrandenburg, East Germany

On July 7, 1981 Ben Plucknett of the United States won a meet in Stockholm with a world record throw of 72.34 m (237 ft 4 in),[3] but the record was nullified by the I.A.A.F. one week later when they announced that Plucknett had tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid nortestosterone.[4]

References

  • Discus throw records IAAF.org
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