Type Mark Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
World Records 47.60 Marita Koch 18 FEB 1957 GDR GDR Canberra (Bruce Stadium) 06 OCT 1985
World Leading 2018 48.97 Shaunae Miller-Uibo 15 APR 1994 BAH BAH Monaco (MON) 20 JUL 2018
IAAF World Championships Record 47.99 Jarmila Kratochvílová 26 JAN 1951 TCH TCH Helsinki (Olympic Stadium) 10 AUG 1983
Olympic Games Records 48.25 Marie-José Pérec 09 MAY 1968 FRA FRA Atlanta (Olympic Stadium), GA 29 JUL 1996
IAAF World Championships Record 47.60 Marita Koch 18 FEB 1957 GDR GDR Canberra (Bruce Stadium) 06 OCT 1985
Area Records - AFRICA 49.10 Falilat Ogunkoya 12 MAY 1968 NGR NGR Atlanta (Olympic Stadium), GA 29 JUL 1996
Area Records - ASIA 49.08 Salwa Eid Naser 23 MAY 1998 BRN BRN Monaco (MON) 20 JUL 2018
Area Records - EUROPE 47.60 Marita Koch 18 FEB 1957 GDR GDR Canberra (Bruce Stadium) 06 OCT 1985
Area Records - NORTH,CENTRAL AMERICA&C. 48.70 Sanya Richards-Ross 26 FEB 1985 USA USA Athína (Olympic Stadium) 16 SEP 2006
Area Records - OCEANIA 48.63 Cathy Freeman 16 FEB 1973 AUS AUS Atlanta (Olympic Stadium), GA 29 JUL 1996
Area Records - SOUTH AMERICA 49.64 Ximena Restrepo 10 MAR 1969 COL COL Barcelona (Estadio Olímpico) 05 AUG 1992
Type Mark Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
World U20 Records 49.42 Grit Breuer 16 FEB 1972 GER GER Tokyo (Olympic Stadium) 27 AUG 1991
World U20 Leading 2018 50.07 Sydney McLaughlin 07 AUG 1999 USA USA Gainesville (USA) 30 MAR 2018
Championships U20 Records 50.50 Ashley Spencer 08 JUN 1993 USA USA Barcelona (Estadio Olímpico) 13 JUL 2012
Type Mark Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
U18 - World Best Performance 50.01 Jing Li 14 FEB 1980 CHN CHN Shanghai 18 OCT 1997
Championships U18 Records 51.19 Nawal El Jack 17 OCT 1988 SUD SUD Marrakech (Sidi Youssef Ben Ali) 15 JUL 2005

Legend

* Pending ratification.

Mx: mixed gender race.

Wo: women only race.