Olympians Who Set a World Record in Athletics (18)

Athlete Nation(s) Sport(s) Era Notes
Judy Amoore-Pollock AUS ATH 1964—1976 400 m – 27 February 1965 - 18 September 1969: 52.4 (27 February 1965; Perth, Western Australia, AUS; Australian Championships), 800 m – 28 June 1967 - 20 July 1968: 2:01.0 (28 June 1967; Helsinki, FIN; World Games), 2:02.0y (5 July 1967; Stockholm, SWE; DN Galan Meeting)
Donovan Bailey CAN ATH 1996—2000 100 m – 27 July 1996 - 16 June 1999: 9.84 (27 July 1996; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Olympic Games; Final)
Daniela Bártová CZE
TCH
ATH/GYM 1992—2000 pole vault – 21 May 1995 - 5 August 1995 and 18 August 1995 - 30 November 1995: 4.10 (21 May 1995; Ljubljana, SLO), 4.12 (18 June 1995; Duisburg, GER; International Meet), 4.13 (24 June 1995; Wesel, GER), 4.14 (2 July 1995; Gateshead, GBR; BUPA Games, IAAF Grand Prix Meeting), 4.15 (5 July 1995; Ostrava, CZE; National Championships), 4.16 (14 July 1995; Feldkirch, AUT), 4.17 (15 July 1995; Gisingen, GER), 4.20 (18 August 1995; Köln, GER; Weltklasse (Köln)), 4.21 (22 August 1995; Linz, AUT; IAAF Grand Prix Meeting), 4.22 (11 September 1995; Salgótarján, HUN; International Meet)
Carlos Bianchi ARG ATH 1932 200 m – 2 August 1932 - 3 August 1932: 21.46 auto-best (2 August 1932; Los Angeles, California, USA; Olympic Games; Quarter-final 3)
Usain Bolt JAM ATH 2004—2016 100 m – 31 May 2008 - present: 9.72 (31 May 2008; New York, New York, USA; Reebok Grand Prix Meet), 9.69 (16 August 2008; Beijing, CHN; Olympic Games; Final.), 9.58 (16 August 2009; Berlin, GER; World Championships; Final.); 200 m – 20 August 2008 - present: 19.30 (20 August 2008; Beijing, CHN; Olympic Games; Final.), 19.19 (20 August 2009; Berlin, GER; World Championships; Final.); 4×100 m relay – 4 September 2011 - present: 37.04 (4 September 2011; Daegu, KOR; World Championships), 36.84 (11 August 2012; London, GBR; Olympic Games)
Leroy Burrell USA ATH 1992 100 m – 14 June 1991 - 25 August 1991 and 6 July 1994 - 27 July 1996: 9.90 (14 June 1991; New York, New York, USA; USA National Championships), 9.85 (6 July 1994; Lausanne, SUI; Athletissima Grand Prix Meet); 4×100 m relay – 3 August 1991 - 4 September 2011: 37.79 tied (3 August 1991; Monte Carlo, MON; Grand Prix Meeting), 37.67 (7 August 1991; Zürich, SUI; Weltklasse (Zürich)), 37.50 (1 September 1991; Tokyo, JPN; World Championships), 37.40 (8 August 1992; Barcelona, ESP; Olympic Games), 37.40 tied (21 August 1993; Stuttgart, GER; World Championships)
Margaret Burvill AUS ATH 1964 200 m – 12 January 1963 - 8 August 1965: 23.2 tied (12 January 1963; Perth, Western Australia, AUS; National Meet), 22.9 (22 February 1964; Perth, Western Australia, AUS; Invitational Event at West Australian Championships)
Maureen Caird AUS ATH 1968—1972 100 m hurdles – 13 January 1968 - 9 March 1968: 13.5 tied pre-IAAF (13 January 1968; Sydney, New South Wales, AUS; National Meet), 13.5 tied pre-IAAF (2 February 1968; Sydney, New South Wales, AUS)
Winsome Cripps AUS ATH 1952 100 m – 21 July 1952 - 21 July 1952: 12.18 auto-best (21 July 1952; Helsinki, FIN; Olympic Games; Heat 1), 4×100 m relay – 5 July 1952 - 27 July 1952 and 4 August 1952 - 20 September 1953: 46.9y tied (5 July 1952; London, GBR; Pre-Olympic Test), 46.1 (27 July 1952; Helsinki, FIN; Olympic Games), 46.3y (4 August 1952; London, GBR; Commonwealth - USA International Dual Meet)104988
Maurice Greene USA ATH 2000—2004 100 m – 16 June 1999 - 14 June 2005: 9.79 (16 June 1999; Athina, GRE; Tsoklitiria '99 Grand Prix Meet)
Ingrid Kristiansen NOR ATH 1984—1988 5000 m – 11 July 1981 - 6 September 1981, 28 June 1984 - 26 August 1985, and 5 August 1986 - 22 July 1995: 15:28.43 pre-IAAF (11 July 1981; Oslo, NOR; Dulux Oslo Games), 14:58.89 (28 June 1984; Oslo, NOR; Bislett Games), 14:37.33 (5 August 1986; Stockholm, SWE; International Meet); 10000 m – 27 July 1985 - 13 September 1993: 30:59.42 (27 July 1985; Oslo, NOR; Bislett Games), 30:13.74 (5 July 1986; Oslo, NOR; Bislett Games); half-marathon – 19 March 1989 - 18 May 1991: 1-08:32 Pre-IAAF (19 March 1989; New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA); marathon – 21 April 1985 - 19 April 1998: 2-21:06 pre-IAAF (21 April 1985; London, GBR; London Marathon)
Albin Lermusiaux FRA ATH/SHO 1896 1500 m – 28 June 1896 - 30 May 1900: 4:10 2/5 pre-IAAF (28 June 1896; Paris, FRA; French Championships)
Axel Ljung SWE ATH/GYM 1906—1908 4×100 m relay – 16 September 1906 - 9 June 1907 and 4 August 1907 - 8 September 1907: 45.4 pre-IAAF (16 September 1906; Stockholm, SWE; International Meet), 45.0 pre-IAAF (4 August 1907; Stockholm, SWE; District Championships)
Mirela Maniani-Tzelili ALB
GRE
ATH 1996—2004 javelin throw (new) – 5 June 1999 - 19 June 1999: 64.99 pre-IAAF (5 June 1999; Athina, GRE; European Cup)
Jim Mitchel USA ATH/TOW 1904—1912 hammer throw – 16 June 1886 - 1 October 1887 and 18 May 1889 - 9 September 1895: 36.40 pre-IAAF (16 June 1886; Limerick, GBR), 36.50 pre-IAAF (9 June 1887; Limerick, GBR), 38.91 pre-IAAF (18 May 1889; New York, New York, USA; Staten Island AC Games), 40.46 pre-IAAF (12 June 1889; Jersey City, New Jersey, USA; Metropolitan AAU Championships), 40.74 pre-IAAF (10 October 1889; Elkton, Maryland, USA; Cecil County Fair), 40.80 pre-IAAF (13 June 1891; New York, New York, USA; New York AC Games), 42.41 pre-IAAF (12 September 1891; New York, New York, USA; Metropolitan AAU Championships), 42.63 pre-IAAF (29 September 1891; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Fall Handicap Games of the Detroit AC; Handicap off scratch), 43.06 pre-IAAF (10 October 1891; New York, New York, USA; Brooklyn Heights AC Handicap Athletic Games; Handicap off scratch. Extra throw after the competition), 43.20 pre-IAAF (18 June 1892; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Open Spring Games of the Bank Clerks AA; Handicap off scratch), 44.21 pre-IAAF (8 October 1892; New York, New York, USA; New York AC Fall Games)
Noureddine Morceli ALG ATH 1992—2000 1500 m – 6 September 1992 - 14 July 1998: 3:28.86 (6 September 1992; Rieti, ITA; International Meet), 3:27.73 (12 July 1995; Nice, FRA; NIKAIA Meeting, IAAF Grand Prix), mile – 5 September 1993 - 7 July 1999: 3:44.39 (5 September 1993; Rieti, ITA; International Meet), 3000 m – 2 August 1994 - 1 September 1996: 7:25.11 (2 August 1994; Monte Carlo, MON; Herculis Meeting, IAAF Grand Prix)
Asafa Powell JAM ATH 2004—2016 100 m – 14 June 2005 - 31 May 2008: 9.77 (14 June 2005; Athina, GRE; Athina Super Grand Prix Meet), 9.77 tied (11 June 2006; Gateshead, GBR; Norwich Union Grand Prix), 9.77 tied (18 August 2006; Zürich, SUI; Weltklasse (Zürich)), 9.74 (9 September 2007; Rieti, ITA; Rieti Grand Prix Meet)
Sotirios Versis GRE ATH/GYM/WLT 1889—1900 discus throw – 7 May 1896 - 7 August 1896: 29.50 pre-IAAF (7 May 1896; Athina, GRE)