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Looking towards athletics in Rio: T36 women’s world records

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This article is part of a ParaSport News series of articles looking at athletics world records and world records progression.


Unlike T35, the ambulant cerebral palsy T36 class for women has a lot fewer changes that allow for tracking of historical progression in the class.  And unlike some of the other classes lower in the T30s, most of the records here are held by Chinese sportswomen and there are some records that are quite a bit older.


The oldest record is held by Canada’s Susan Suchan in the women’s 1,500 meters.  She set the world record time of 6:26.30 back in 1995 in Saint John.  The next oldest record was set by Ukraine’s Hanna Prokhnytska in 2002 in the women’s 800 meters, where she ran a time of 3:14.00 at home in Mykolaiv.


The rest of the track world records are set by China’s Fang Wang, who set world records in the 200 meters and 400 meters at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, and set a world record in the 100 meters at the 2008 Summer Paralympics.


The throwing events have much more recent world records, with China’s Qing Wang having held three of them including current world records in the discus throw and the javelin.  Her 2011 world record in the shot put with a distance of 9.66 meters was bettered this year by Germany’s Birgit Kober who threw for a distance of 11.52 meters.  The remaining world record was also set by a German, Claudia Nicoleitzik, in March of this year in Dubai when she jumped 4.11 meters.


Event Type Family Name Given Name NPC Birth Result Wind Date City Country
Women’s 100 m Wang Fang CHN 1983 0:13.82 +0.3 2008-09-16 Beijing China
Women’s 1500 m Suchan Susan CAN 6:26.30 1995-08-11 Saint John Canada
Women’s 200 m Wang Fang CHN 1983 0:28.60 +0.2 2004-09-26 Athens Greece
Women’s 400 m Wang Fang CHN 1983 1:06.96 2004-09-27 Athens Greece
Women’s 800 m Prokhnytska Hanna UKR 3:14.00 2002-06-06 Mykolaiv Ukraine
Women’s Discus Throw Wu Qing CHN 1988 28.01 2012-08-31 London Great Britain
Women’s Javelin Wu Qing CHN 1988 29.55 2011-12-02 Sharjah United Arab Emirates
Women’s Long Jump Nicoleitzik Claudia GER 1989 4.11 -0.3 2016-03-18 Dubai United Arab Emirates
Women’s Shot Put Kober Birgit GER 1971 11.52 2016-07-08 Leverkusen Germany
Women’s Shot Put Wu Qing CHN 9.66 2011-1-23 Christchurch New Zealand
Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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