This article is part of a ParaSport News series of articles looking at athletics world records and world records progression.
T43 is another one of those confusing T40s classes that includes both amputees from ISOD A4 and A9 classes, Les Autres from the IWAS LAF5 class and people from the old ambulant spinal cord injury classes of F8 and F9. The class is probably most famous not for any women’s athletes but for Oscar Pistorius over on the men’s side of the sport. The class is basically for people with double below knee amputations or similar disabilities.
There isn’t much depth on the women’s side, with the IPC having world records for the 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, discus and shot put. All the track records are held by the Netherland’s Marlou van Rhijn, with her earliest record dating back to 2014 in the 400 meters when she ran 1:00.78 at an event in Nottwil, Switzerland. 25-year-old van Rhijn has at least 2 world records in the 100 meters, setting her first at last year’s World Championships in Doha, Qatar with a time of 0:12.8. She improved on this by a smidgen earlier this year in Nottwil, when she ran in a time of 0:12.79. The field records are both held by Bulgaria’s Stela Eneva, and both date back to 2004.
|Event Type||Family Name||Given Name||NPC||Birth||Result||Wind||Record Type||Date||City||Country|
|Women’s 100 m||van Rhijn||Marlou||NED||1991||0:12.79||+0.7||WR||2016-05-28||Nottwil||Switzerland|
|Women’s 100 m||Van Rhijn||Marlou||NED||1991||12.8||1||WR||2015-10-29||Doha||Qatar|
|Women’s 200 m||van Rhijn||Marlou||NED||1991||0:25.64||+1.8||WR||2015-06-09||Paris||France|
|Women’s 400 m||van Rhijn||Marlou||NED||1991||1:00.78||WR||2014-05-18||Nottwil||Switzerland|
|Women’s Discus Throw||Eneva||Stela||BUL||1975||32.22||WR||2004-09-25||Athens||Greece|
|Women’s Shot Put||Eneva||Stela||BUL||1975||9.76||WR||2004-07-17||Olomouc||Czech Republic|