World Record Progression of 200 Metres

Mark Wind Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
21.34 +1.3 Florence GRIFFITH-JOYNER 21 DEC 1959 USA USA Seoul (Olympic Stadium) 29 SEP 1988
21.56 +1.7 Florence GRIFFITH-JOYNER 21 DEC 1959 USA USA Seoul (Olympic Stadium) 29 SEP 1988
21.71 -0.8 Heike DRECHSLER 16 DEC 1964 GDR GDR Stuttgart (GER) 29 AUG 1986
21.71 +1.2 Heike DRECHSLER 16 DEC 1964 GDR GDR Jena (GDR) 29 JUN 1986
21.71 +0.3 Marita KOCH 18 FEB 1957 GDR GDR Potsdam (GDR) 21 JUL 1984
21.71 +0.7 Marita KOCH 18 FEB 1957 GDR GDR Karl Marx Stadt (GDR) 10 JUN 1979
22.02 -1.4 Marita KOCH 18 FEB 1957 GDR GDR Leipzig (GER) 03 JUN 1979
22.06 +1.2 Marita KOCH 18 FEB 1957 GDR GDR Erfurt (GER) 28 MAY 1978
22.21 +1.9 Irena SZEWIŃSKA 24 MAY 1946 POL POL Potsdam (GDR) 13 JUN 1974
22.38 +1.6 Renate STECHER 12 MAY 1950 GDR GDR Dresden (GER) 21 JUL 1973
22.40 +1.1 Renate STECHER 12 MAY 1950 GDR GDR München (GER) 07 SEP 1972
22.58 +2.0 Irena SZEWIŃSKA 24 MAY 1946 POL POL Ciudad de México (Estadio Olímpico) 18 OCT 1968
22.7h +0.8 Irena KIRSZENSTEIN 24 MAY 1946 POL POL Warszawa (POL) 08 AUG 1965
22.9h y 0.0 Margaret BURVILL 02 OCT 1941 AUS AUS Perth (AUS) 22 FEB 1964
22.9h +1.4 Wilma RUDOLPH 23 JUN 1940 USA USA Corpus Christi, TX (USA) 09 JUL 1960
23.2h y Betty CUTHBERT 20 APR 1938 AUS AUS Hobart (AUS) 07 MAR 1960
23.2h Betty CUTHBERT 20 APR 1938 AUS AUS Sydney (AUS) 16 SEP 1956
23.4h Marjorie JACKSON 13 SEP 1931 AUS AUS Helsinki (Olympic Stadium) 25 JUL 1952
23.6h Marjorie JACKSON 13 SEP 1931 AUS AUS Helsinki (Olympic Stadium) 25 JUL 1952
23.6h Stanisława WALASIEWICZ 03 APR 1911 POL POL Warszawa (POL) 04 AUG 1935
24.6h Tollien SCHUURMAN 20 JAN 1913 NED NED Bruxelles (BEL) 13 AUG 1933
25.4h Eileen EDWARDS 31 MAR 1903 GBR GBR Berlin (GER) 12 JUN 1927
26.0h Eileen EDWARDS 31 MAR 1903 GBR GBR Paris (FRA) 03 OCT 1926
26.2h y Eileen EDWARDS 31 MAR 1903 GBR GBR London (GBR) 20 AUG 1924
26.8h y Mary LINES 03 DEC 1893 GBR GBR Waddon (GBR) 23 SEP 1922
27.8h Alice CAST 09 FEB 1900 GBR GBR Paris (FRA) 20 AUG 1922

Legend

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