First over 60m: 61.20 Aya Suzuki JPN 1989
First over 65m: 65.40 Olga Kuzenkova RUS 1992
First official world record: 66.84 Olga Kuzenkova 1994
First over 70m: 71.22 Olga Kuzenkova 1997
First over 75m: 75.97 Mihaela Melinte ROM 1999
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Most competitions over 72m: Yipsi Moreno CUB 52 (as at 15 April 2008).
Most Olympic titles: 1 by two athletes, Kamila Skolimowska POL 2000 & Olga Kuzenkova RUS 2004
Most World titles: 2 Yipsi Moreno CUB 2001/03
Olga Kuzenkova (RUS): The inaugural world record holder with 66.84m in 1994, Kuzenkova was the fledgling event's trail blazer and was first to reach 70m officially in 1997. Silver medallist in both 1999 and 2001 World Championships and at 2000 Olympic Games, and European champion in 2002.