This article is part of a ParaSport News series of articles looking at athletics world records and world records progression.
The women’s T12 class is similar to the T11 in that it is a class for people with vision impairments. Sportswomen in this class have slightly better vision, and generally have the option of using a guide or not. The class is also similar in that there aren’t that many available records to give a historical perspective.
Most of these records appear a lot more modern than the T11, with the oldest one in the women’s high jump, set by Estonia’s Helena Kannus-Silm in 2001, with a jump of 1.57 meters. The event doesn’t often appear on the athletics program for this class, so this record is likely to stand for a long time. A lot of records were broke last year at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha. Cuba’s Omara Durand set four world records, 2 in the 200 meters, one in the 100 meters and one in the 400 meters. Russia’s Sofia Oksem also set one in the women’s shot put in Doha with a distance of 13.6. She then beat that record earlier this year at the 2016 IPC European Athletics Championships with a throw of 13.68 meters. She won’t be in Rio though as the Russian team has been suspended from Rio. Oksem also set a word record in the discuss at that event. China’s Yuping Zhao set a world record in April of this year in Beijing with a throw of 42.73 meters in the javelin. An earlier record had been set in 2011 by Serbia’s Tanja Dragic with a throw of 36.74 meters.
|Event Type||Family Name||Given Name||NPC||Birth||Result||Wind||Time (ms)||Date||City||Country|
|Women’s 100 m||Durand||Omara||CUB||1991||0:11.48||+0.0||11480||2015-10-28||Doha||Qatar|
|Women’s 1500 m||El Hannouni||Assia||FRA||1981||4:19.20||259200||2008-09-14||Beijing||China|
|Women’s 200 m||Durand||Omara||CUB||1991||0:23.03||+1.4||23030||2015-10-25||Doha||Qatar|
|Women’s 200 m||Durand||Omara||CUB||23.38||0.1||2015-10-24||Doha||Qatar|
|Women’s 400 m||Durand||Omara||CUB||1991||0:53.05||53050||2015-10-23||Doha||Qatar|
|Women’s 5000 m||Pautova||Elena||RUS||1986||17:50.45||1070450||2003-08-04||Quebec||Canada|
|Women’s 800 m||El Hannouni||Assia||FRA||1981||2:04.96||124960||2008-09-09||Beijing||China|
|Women’s Discus Throw||Oksem||Sofia||RUS||1994||47.4||2016-06-15||Grosseto||Italy|
|Women’s High Jump||Kannus-Silm||Helena||EST||1967||1.57||2001-08-07||Bialystok||Poland|
|Women’s Javelin||Dragic||Tanja||SRB||36.74||2011-1-23||Christchurch||New Zealand|
|Women’s Long Jump||Zubkovska||Oksana||UKR||1981||6.6||-0.9||2012-09-07||London||Great Britain|
|Women’s Pentathlon||Ivekovic Mestrovic||Marija||CRO||1981||2877||2005-08-23||Espoo||Finland|
|Women’s Shot Put||Oksem||Sofia||RUS||1994||13.68||2016-06-11||Grosseto||Italy|
|Women’s Shot Put||Oksem||Sofia||RUS||13.6||2015-10-31||Doha||Qatar|
|Women’s Triple Jump||Ivekovic Mestrovic||Marija||CRO||1981||12.11||+0.0||2007-08-06||Sao Paulo||Brazil|