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Looking towards athletics in Rio: T41 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.



T40 and T41 are two relatively new athletics classes for people with short stature.  The definitions for T41 were changed a lot following the 2012 Summer Paralympics, making the class for women with short stature over the age of 17 who are between 125 cm (49 inches) and 140 cm (55 inches).

At the present, the class is rather empty with the IPC having only one world record listed.  That one is in the discus, and was set by Tunisia’s Raoua Tlili with a throw of 29.7 meters at last year’s IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Event Type Family Name Given Name NPC Birth Result Date City Country
Women’s Discus Throw Tlili Raoua TUN 1989 29.7 2015-10-23 Doha Qatar




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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