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Looking towards athletics in Rio: T43 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.

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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

 

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.

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