Loroupe and Skolimowska Records ratified
30 January 2001 - Monte Carlo - The IAAF has officially ratified two world records set during 2000.
In the senior womens category, Kenyan Tegla Loroupes 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 womens 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 Skolimowskas third consecutive record in the event.