World Record Progression of Discus Throw

Mark Wind Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
74.08 Jürgen SCHULT 11 MAY 1960 GDR GDR Neubrandenburg (GDR) 06 JUN 1986
71.86 Yuriy DUMCHEV 05 AUG 1958 URS URS Moskva (URS) 29 MAY 1983
71.16 Wolfgang SCHMIDT 16 JAN 1954 GDR GDR Berlin (GER) 09 AUG 1978
70.86 Mac WILKINS 15 NOV 1950 USA USA San José (USA) 01 MAY 1976
70.24 Mac WILKINS 15 NOV 1950 USA USA San José (USA) 01 MAY 1976
69.80 Mac WILKINS 15 NOV 1950 USA USA San José (USA) 01 MAY 1976
69.18 Mac WILKINS 15 NOV 1950 USA USA Walnut, CA (USA) 24 APR 1976
69.08 John POWELL 25 JUN 1947 USA USA Long Beach, CA (USA) 04 MAY 1975
68.48 John VAN REENEN 26 MAR 1947 RSA RSA Stellenbosch (RSA) 14 MAR 1975
68.40 Rickard BRUCH 02 JUL 1946 SWE SWE Stockholm (SWE) 05 JUL 1972
68.40 Jay SILVESTER 27 AUG 1937 USA USA Reno, NV (USA) 18 SEP 1968
66.54 Jay SILVESTER 27 AUG 1937 USA USA Modesto, CA (USA) 25 MAY 1968
65.22 Ludvík DANĚK 06 JAN 1937 TCH TCH Sokolov (TCH) 12 OCT 1965
64.55 Ludvík DANĚK 06 JAN 1937 TCH TCH Turnov (TCH) 02 AUG 1964
62.94 Al OERTER 19 SEP 1936 USA USA Walnut, CA (USA) 25 APR 1964
62.62 Al OERTER 19 SEP 1936 USA USA Walnut, CA (USA) 27 APR 1963
62.45 Al OERTER 19 SEP 1936 USA USA Chicago, IL (USA) 01 JUL 1962
61.64 Vladimir TRUSENYOV 03 AUG 1931 URS URS Leningrad (URS) 04 JUN 1962
61.10 Al OERTER 19 SEP 1936 USA USA Los Angeles, CA (USA) 18 MAY 1962
60.72 Jay SILVESTER 27 AUG 1937 USA USA Bruxelles (BEL) 20 AUG 1961
60.56 Jay SILVESTER 27 AUG 1937 USA USA Frankfurt (GER) 11 AUG 1961
59.91 Rink BABKA 23 SEP 1936 USA USA Walnut, CA (USA) 12 AUG 1960
59.91 Edmund PIĄTKOWSKI 31 JAN 1936 POL POL Warszawa (POL) 14 JUN 1959
59.28 Fortune GORDIEN 09 SEP 1922 USA USA Pasadena, CA (USA) 22 AUG 1953
58.10 Fortune GORDIEN 09 SEP 1922 USA USA Pasadena, CA (USA) 11 JUL 1953
57.93 Sim INESS 09 JUL 1930 USA USA Lincoln, NE (USA) 20 JUN 1953
56.97 Fortune GORDIEN 09 SEP 1922 USA USA Hämeenlinna (FIN) 14 AUG 1949
56.46 Fortune GORDIEN 09 SEP 1922 USA USA Lisboa (POR) 09 JUL 1949
55.33 Adolfo CONSOLINI 05 JAN 1917 ITA ITA Milano (ITA) 10 OCT 1948
54.93 Bob FITCH 28 JUL 1919 USA USA Minneapolis, MN (USA) 08 JUN 1946
54.23 Adolfo CONSOLINI 05 JAN 1917 ITA ITA Milano (ITA) 14 APR 1946
53.34 Adolfo CONSOLINI 05 JAN 1917 ITA ITA Milano (ITA) 26 OCT 1941
53.26 Archie HARRIS 03 JUL 1918 USA USA Palo Alto, CA (USA) 20 JUN 1941
53.10 Willy SCHRÖDER 07 MAR 1912 GER GER Magdeburg (GER) 28 APR 1935
52.42 Harald ANDERSSON 02 APR 1907 SWE SWE Oslo (NOR) 25 AUG 1934
51.73 Paul JESSUP 23 SEP 1908 USA USA Pittsburgh, PA (USA) 23 AUG 1930
51.03 Eric KRENZ 07 MAY 1906 USA USA Palo Alto, CA (USA) 17 MAY 1930
49.90 Eric KRENZ 07 MAY 1906 USA USA Palo Alto, CA (USA) 09 MAR 1929
48.20 Bud HOUSER 25 SEP 1901 USA USA Palo Alto, CA (USA) 03 APR 1926
47.89 Glenn HARTRANFT 03 DEC 1901 USA USA San Francisco, CA (USA) 02 MAY 1925
47.61 Thomas LIEB 28 OCT 1899 USA USA Chicago, IL (USA) 14 SEP 1924
47.58 James DUNCAN 25 SEP 1887 USA USA New York, NY (USA) 27 MAY 1912

Legend

* Pending ratification. Mx: mixed gender race. Wo: women only race. (i): set indoor.