Current Olympic Record Holders in Athletics (55)

Athlete Nation(s) Sport(s) Era Notes
Virgilijus Alekna LTU ATH 1996—2012 discus throw 69.89 (2004)
Charles Austin USA ATH 1992—2000 high jump 2.39 (1996)
Almaz Ayana ETH ATH 2016 10000 m 29:17.45 (2016)
Bob Beamon USA ATH 1968 long jump 8.90 (1968)
Kenenisa Bekele ETH ATH 2004—2012 5000 m 12:57.82 (2008) and 10000 m 27:01.17 (2008)
Yohan Blake JAM ATH 2012—2016 4×100 m relay 36.84 (2012)
Usain Bolt JAM ATH 2004—2016 100 m 9.63 (2012), 200 m 19.30 (2008), and 4×100 m relay 36.84 (2012)
Thiago Braz BRA ATH 2010—2016 pole vault 6.03 (2016)
Olha Bryzhina URS
EUN
ATH 1988—1992 4×400 m relay 3:15.18 (1988)
Nesta Carter JAM ATH 2008—2012 4×100 m relay 36.84 (2012)
Chen Ding CHN ATH 2012—2016 20 km walk 1-18:46 (2012)
Vivian Cheruiyot KEN ATH 2000—2016 5000 m 14:26.17 (2016)
Ryan Crouser USA ATH 2016 shot put 22.52 (2016)
Ashton Eaton USA ATH 2012—2016 decathlon 8893 (2016) shared
Allyson Felix USA ATH 2004—2016 4×100 m relay 40.82 (2012)
Michael Frater JAM ATH 2004—2012 4×100 m relay 36.84 (2012)
Tiki Gelana ETH ATH 2012 marathon 2-23:07 (2012)
Florence Griffith Joyner USA ATH 1984—1988 100 m 10.54w (1988)/10.62 (1988) and 200 m 21.34 (1988)
Kenny Harrison USA ATH 1996 triple jump 18.09 (1996)
Martina Hellmann GDR
GER
ATH 1988—1992 discus throw 72.30 (1988)
Yelena Isinbayeva RUS ATH/IOC 2000—2016 pole vault 5.05 (2008)
Paula Ivan ROU ATH 1988 1500 m 3:53.96 (1988)
Carmelita Jeter USA ATH 2012 4×100 m relay 40.82 (2012)
Jackie Joyner-Kersee USA ATH 1984—1996 long jump 7.40 (1988) and heptathlon 7291 (1988)
Conseslus Kipruto KEN ATH 2016 3000 m steeplechase 8:03.28 (2016)
Sergey Kirdyapkin RUS ATH 2008—2012 50 km walk 3-35:59 (2012)
Bianca Knight USA ATH 2012 4×100 m relay 40.82 (2012)
Yelena Lashmanova RUS ATH 2012 20 km walk 1-25:02 (2012)
Tatsiana Ledauskaya BLR
URS
EUN
ATH 1988—1996 4×400 m relay 3:15.18 (1988)
Sergey Litvinov URS ATH 1980—1988 hammer throw 84.80 (1988)
Liu Xiang CHN ATH 2004—2012 110 m hurdles 12.91 (2004)
Tianna Madison-Bartoletta USA ATH 2012—2016 4×100 m relay 40.82 (2012)
Françoise Mbango CMR ATH 2000—2008 triple jump 15.39 (2008)
Sally McLellan-Pearson AUS ATH 2008—2012 100 m hurdles 12.35 (2012)
Osleidys Menéndez CUB ATH 2000—2008 javelin throw 71.53 (2004)
LaShawn Merritt USA ATH 2008—2016 4×400 m relay 2:55.39 (2008)
Olga Nazarova URS
EUN
ATH 1988—1992 4×400 m relay 3:15.18 (1988)
David Neville USA ATH 2008 4×400 m relay 2:55.39 (2008)
Noah Ngeny KEN ATH 2000 1500 m 3:32.07 (2000)
Wayde van Niekerk RSA ATH 2016 400 m 43.03 (2016)
Nadiya Olizarenko URS ATH 1980—1988 800 m 1:53.43 (1980)
Marie-José Pérec FRA ATH 1988—2000 400 m 48.25 (1996)
Mariya Pinigina URS ATH 1988 4×400 m relay 3:15.18 (1988)
David Rudisha KEN ATH 2012—2016 800 m 1:40.91 (2012)
Gulnara Samitova-Galkina RUS ATH 2004—2012 3000 m steeplechase 8:58.81 (2008)
Ilona Schoknecht-Slupianek GDR ATH 1976—1980 shot put 22.41 (1980)
Roman Šebrle CZE ATH 2000—2012 decathlon 8893 (2004) shared
Yelena Slesarenko RUS ATH 2004—2008 high jump 2.06 (2004)
Angelo Taylor USA ATH 2000—2012 4×400 m relay 2:55.39 (2008)
Andreas Thorkildsen NOR ATH 2004—2012 javelin throw 90.57 (2008)
Melaine Walker JAM ATH 2008—2012 400 m hurdles 52.64 (2008)
Sammy Wanjiru KEN ATH 2008 marathon 2-06:32 (2008)
Jeremy Wariner USA ATH 2004—2008 4×400 m relay 2:55.39 (2008)
Anita Włodarczyk POL ATH 2008—2016 hammer throw 82.29 (2016)
Kevin Young USA ATH 1988—1992 400 m hurdles 46.78 (1992)