This article is part of a ParaSport News series of articles looking at athletics world records and world records progression.
The T45 class is another class for double lower limb amputees, either above or below the elbow. It’s comparable to ISOD A5 and A7 classes. It is another class for women where representation appears to be lacking and there isn’t much available historical depth to explore when it comes to world records.
Only 5 world records are available from the IPC, and three of them are owned by Canadian Giselle Cole and date back decades. For the 100 meters, she had a world record time of 0:14.00 set in 1980. Cole’s world record time in the 400 meters also dates to 1980, where she ran the race in 1:13.92. She also has the high jump record, leaping 1.45 meters at the 1984 Summer Paralympics.
The remaining track record is owned by Sri Lankan Kumudu Priyanka Dissanayake Mudiyanselage in the 200 meters. She ran the event in a time of 0:28.58 in 2010 at a meet in China. Brazilian Mariane Santos has the remaining field record. The most recent world record in this class was set in 2012 in Sao Paulo when Santos jumped 4.24 meters in the long jump.
|Event Type||Family Name||Given Name||NPC||Birth||Result||Wind||Date||City||Country|
|Women’s 100 m||Cole||Giselle||CAN||0:14.00||+0.0||1980-06-02||Arnhem||Netherlands|
|Women’s 200 m||Dissanayake Mudiyanselage||Kumudu Priyanka||SRI||1988||0:28.58||+0.3||2010-12-17||Guangzhou||China|
|Women’s 400 m||Cole||Giselle||CAN||1:13.92||1980-06-02||Arnhem||Netherlands|
|Women’s High Jump||Cole||Giselle||CAN||1.45||1984-06-24||New York||United States of America|
|Women’s Long Jump||Santos||Mariane||BRA||1991||4.24||+0.5||2012-06-16||Sao Paulo||Brazil|