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Men’s World Record Progression

Current World Record: 86.76 meters
Current World Record Holder: Yuriy Sedykh (Soviet Union)

Mark Athlete Date Location
57.77 Pat Ryan (USA) 17 August 1913 New York City, United States
59.00 Erwin Blask (GER) 27 August 1938 Stockholm, Sweden
59.02 Imre Németh (HUN) 14 July 1948 Tata, Hungary
59.57 Imre Németh (HUN) 4 September 1949 Katowice, Poland
59.88 Imre Németh (HUN) 19 May 1950 Budapest, Hungary
60.34 József Csermák (HUN) 24 July 1952 Helsinki, Finland
61.25 Sverre Strandli (NOR) 14 September 1952 Olso, Norway
62.36 Sverre Strandli (NOR) 5 September 1953 Oslo, Norway
63.34 Mikhail Krivonosov (URS) 29 August 1954 Bern, Switzerland
64.05 Stanislav Nenashev (URS) 12 December 1954 Baku, Soviet Union
64.33 Mikhail Krivonosov (URS) 4 August 1955 Warsaw, Poland
64.52 Mikhail Krivonosov (URS) 19 September 1955 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
65.85 Mikhail Krivonosov (URS) 25 April 1956 Nalchik, Soviet Union
66.38 Mikhail Krivonosov (URS) 8 July 1956 Minsk, Soviet Union
67.32 Mikhail Krivonosov (URS) 22 October 1956 Tashkent, Soviet Union
68.54 Harold Connolly (USA) 2 November 1956 Los Angeles, United States
68.68 Harold Connolly (USA) 20 June 1958 Bakersfield, United States
70.33 Harold Connolly (USA) 12 August 1960 Walnut, United States
70.67 Harold Connolly (USA) 21 July 1962 Palo Alto, United States
71.06 Harold Connolly (USA) 29 May 1965 Ceres, South Africe
71.26 Harold Connolly (USA) 20 June 1965 Walnut, United States
73.74 Gyula Zsivótzky (HUN) 4 September 1965 Debrecen, Hungary
73.76 Gyula Zsivótzky (HUN) 14 September 1968 Budapest, Hungary
74.52 Romuald Klim (URS) 15 June 1969 Budapest, Hungary
74.68 Anatoliy Bondarchuk (URS) 20 September 1969 Athens, Greece
75.48 Anatoliy Bondarchuk (URS) 12 October 1969 Rivne, Soviet Union
76.40 Walter Schmidt (FRG) 4 September 1971 Lahr, West Germany
76.60 Reinhard Theimer (GDR) 4 July 1974 Leipzig, East Germany
76.66 Aleksey Spiridonov (URS) 11 September 1974 Munich, West Germany
76.70 Karl-Hans Riehm (FRG) 19 May 1975 Rehlingen, West Germany
77.56 Karl-Hans Riehm (FRG) 19 May 1975 Rehlingen, West Germany
78.50 Karl-Hans Riehm (FRG) 19 May 1975 Rehlingen, West Germany
79.30 Walter Schmidt (FRG) 14 August 1975 Frankfurt am Main, West Germany
80.14 Boris Zaychuk (URS) 9 July 1978 Moscow, Soviet Union
80.32 Karl-Hans Riehm (FRG) 6 August 1978 Heidenheim, West Germany
80.38 Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 16 May 1980 Leselidze, Soviet Union
80.46 Jüri Tamm (URS) 16 May 1980 Leselidze, Soviet Union
80.64 Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 16 May 1980 Leselidze, Soviet Union
81.66 Sergey Litvinov (URS) 24 May 1980 Sochi, Soviet Union
81.80 Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 31 July 1980 Moscow, Soviet Union
83.98 Sergey Litvinov (URS) 4 June 1982 Moscow, Soviet Union
84.14 Sergey Litvinov (URS) 21 June 1983 Moscow, Soviet Union
86.34 Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 3 July 1984 Cork, Ireland
86.66 Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 22 June 1986 Tallinn, Soviet Union
86.74 Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 30 August 1986 Stuttgart, West Germany

Women’s World Record Progression

Current World Record: 79.42 meters
Current World Record Holder: Betty Heidler (Germany)

Mark Athlete Date Location
66.84 Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) 23 February 1994 Adler, Russia
66.86 Mihaela Melinte (ROM) 4 March 1995 Bucharest, Romania
67.00 Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) 24 May 1995 Moscow, Russia
68.14 Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) 5 June 1995 Moscow, Russia
68.16 Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) 5 June 1995 Moscow, Russia
69.42 Mihaela Melinte (ROM) 12 May 1996 Bucharest, Romania
69.58 Mihaela Melinte (ROM) 8 March 1997 Bucharest, Romania
71.22 Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) 22 June 1997 Munich, Germany
73.10 Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) 22 June 1997 Munich, Germany
73.14 Mihaela Melinte (ROM) 16 July 1998 Poiana Brasov, Romania
75.29 Mihaela Melinte (ROM) 13 May 1999 Clermont-Ferrand, France
75.97 Mihaela Melinte (ROM) 13 May 1999 Clermont-Ferrand, France
76.05 Mihaela Melinte (ROM) 29 August 1999 Rüdlingen, Switzerland
76.07 Mihaela Melinte (ROM) 29 August 1999 Rüdlingen, Switzerland
77.06 Tatyana Lysenko (RUS) 15 July 2005 Moscow, Russia
77.26 Gulfiya Khanafeyeva (RUS) 12 June 2006 Tula, Russia
77.41 Tatyana Lysenko (RUS) 24 June 2006 Zhukovskiy, Russia
77.80 Tatyana Lysenko (RUS) 15 August 2006 Tallinn, Estonia
77.96 Anita Włodarczyk (POL) 22 August 2009 Berlin, Germany
78.30 Anita Włodarczyk (POL) 6 June 2010 Bydgoszcz, Poland
79.42m Betty Heidler (GER) 21 May 2011 Halle, Germany