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World Athletics Championships 2022: How many championship and world records have been broken?

As the curtain falls on Oregon22, we take a look back on the successes of track and field that have resulted in new targets being set for future athletes.

Update:
Sweden's Armand Duplantis celebrates setting a world record in the men's pole vault final during the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on July 24, 2022. (Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP)
ANDREJ ISAKOVICAFP

It has been an astonishing 10 days in Eugene, as the state of Oregon welcomed the best the athletics world has to offer right now to feature in the 2022 World Athletics Championships. And, boy, they didn’t let us down with their prowess in track and field.

As well as each event seeing gold, silver and bronze medals handed out, we have also witnessed a number of new records being set. Let’s have a scan over those new milestones that will be etched into the history books.

In related news:

Oregon 2022: world records to have gone

In total we saw three world records in Eugene.

Swedish 22-year-old Mondo Duplantis took pole vault gold by raising his own global bar to 6.21 meters. Team USA’s Sydney McLaughlin took new strides by running an incredible 50.68 seconds in the Women’s 400 meters hurdles. And then we watched Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan overcome the hurdles to take the tape in 12:12 seconds in the 100 meters semi-final (and new world record) before bettering it in the final with 12:06 seconds.

In addition, World Championship records that have been set at Oregon22:

Men’s

  • Marathon, 2:05:36, Tamirat Tola (ETH)
  • 400 m hurdles, 46.29, Alison dos Santos (BRA)
  • Shot put, 22.94 m, Ryan Crouser (USA)
  • Discus throw, 71.13 m, Kristjan Čeh (SLO)

Women’s

  • 100 m, 10.67 (+0.8 m/s), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)
  • 200 m, 21.45 (+0.6 m/s), Shericka Jackson (JAM)
  • 400 m hurdles, 50.68 WR, Sydney McLaughlin (USA)
  • 3000 m, steeplechase, 8:53.02, Norah Jeruto (KAZ)
  • Marathon, 2:18:11, Gotytom Gebreslase (ETH)
  • 35 km walk, (road), 2:39:16, Kimberly García (PER)

Below is a list of all the current championship records and those in bold text are the brand new WRs set here in Oregon.

MEN’s

  • 100 meters ― Usain Bolt, Jamaica, 9.58, 2009.
  • 200 meters ― Usain Bolt, Jamaica, 19.19, 2009.
  • 400 meters ― Michael Johnson, United States, 43.18, 1999
  • 800 meters ― Donavan Brazier, United States, 1:42.34, 2019
  • 1500 meters ― Hicham El Guerrouj, Morocco, 3:27.65, 1999
  • 5000 meters ― Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya, 12:52.79, 2003
  • 10,000 meters ― Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia, 26:46.31, 2009
  • Marathon ― Abel Kirui, Kenya, 2:06:54, 2009
  • 110m hurdles ― Colin Jackson, Great Britain, 12.91, 1993
  • 400m hurdles ― Kevin Young, United States, 47.18, 1993
  • 3000m steeplechase ― Ezekiel Kemboi, Kenya, 8:00.43, 2009
  • 4x100m relay ― Jamaica, 37.04, 2011
  • 4x400m relay ― United States, 2:54.29, 1993
  • 20km race walk ― Jefferson Perez, Ecuador, 1:17:21, 2003
  • 35km race walk ― Will be contested for the first time at World Athletics Championships Oregon22
  • 50km race walk ― Yohann Diniz, France, 3:33:12, 2017
  • High jump ― Bohdan Bondarenko, Ukraine, 2.41m, 2013
  • Pole vault ― Mondo Duplantis, Sweden, 6.21m, 2022
  • Long jump ― Mike Powell, United States, 8.95m, 1991
  • Triple jump ― Jonathan Edwards, Great Britain, 18.29m, 1995
  • Shot put ― Joe Kovacs, United States, 22.91m, 2019
  • Discus ― Virgilijus Alekna, Lithuania, 70.17m, 2005
  • Hammer ― Ivan Tikhon, Belarus, 83.63m, 2007
  • Javelin ― Jan Zelezny, Czech Republic, 92.80m, 2001
  • Decathlon ― Ashton Eaton, United States, 9045 points, 2015

WOMEN’s

  • 100 meters ― Marion Jones, United States, 10.70, 1999
  • 200 meters ― Dafne Schippers, Netherlands, 21.63, 2015
  • 400 meters ― Jarmila Kratochilova, Czechoslovakia, 47.99, 1983
  • 800 meters ― Jarmila Kratochilova, Czechoslovakia
  • 1500 meters ― Sifan Hassan, Netherlands, 3:51.95, 2019
  • 5000 meters ― Hellen Obiri, Kenya, 14:26.72, 2019
  • 10,000 meters ― Berhane Adere, Ethiopia, 30:04.18, 2003
  • Marathon ― Paula Radcliffe, Great Britain, 2:20:57, 2005
  • 100m hurdles ― Tobi Amusan, Nigeria, 12.06, 2022
  • 400m hurdles ― Sydney McLaughlin, United States, 50.68, 2022
  • 3000m steeplechase ― Beatrice Chepkoech, Kenya, 8:57.84, 2019
  • 4x100-meter relay ― Jamaica, 41.07, 2015
  • 4x400-meter relay ― United States, 3:16.71, 1993
  • 20km racewalk ― Olimpiada Ivanova, Russia, 1:25:41, 2005
  • 35km racewalk ― Will be contested for first time at World Athletics Championships Oregon22.
  • 50km racewalk ― Ines Henriques, Portugal, 4:05:56, 2017
  • High jump ― Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgaria, 2.09m, 1987
  • Pole vault ― Yelena Isinbayeva, Russia, 5.01m, 2005
  • Long jump ― Jackie Joyner-Kersee, United States, 7.36m, 1987
  • Triple jump ― Inessa Kravets, Ukraine, 15.50m, 1995
  • Shot put ― Natalya Lisovskaya, Soviet Union, 21.24m, 1987, and Valerie Adams, New Zealand, 21.24m, 2011
  • Discus ― Martina Hellman, East Germany, 71.62m, 1987
  • Hammer ― Anita Wlodarczyk, Poland, 80.85m, 2015
  • Javelin ― Olisdeilys Menendez, Cuba, 71.70m, 2005
  • Heptathlon ― Jackie Joyner-Kersee, United States, 7128 points, 1987

Mixed:

  • 4x400m relay ― United States, 3:09.34, 2019

Eyes of the athletic elite are now fixed on preparations for the next World Championships in Budapest next year, and then the Olympic Games which will be held in the capital of France, in two years. What new records await us at Paris 2024?

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