30 JAN 2001 General News

Loroupe and Skolimowska records ratified

Loroupe and Skolimowska Records ratified
IAAF Release

30 January 2001 - Monte Carlo - The IAAF has officially ratified two world records set during 2000.

In the senior women’s category, Kenyan Tegla Loroupe’s performance over 20,000 metres of 1:05:26.6, at Borgholzhausen on 3 September 2000, bettered the previous record of Izumi Maki (JPN) of 1:06:48.8 by nearly 1 ½ minutes.

In the junior women’s category, hammer throw, Kamila Skolimowska (POL) improved on her previous record of 70.62m, with a throw of 71.16 metres during the Olympic Games in Sydney on 29 September. This was Skolimowska’s third consecutive record in the event.