This article is part of a ParaSport News series of articles looking at athletics world records and world records progression.
The T46 class is for people with single above or below the elbow amputations, and is comparable to ISOD A6 and A8 classes. It is also open to Les Autres classes for people with comparable disabilities, including LAF4 sportspeople who have upper limb impairments involving their joints in one or both arms, and LAF6 sportspeople with minimal impairment in one of their upper limbs. For some world records, the class is combined by the IPC with T47. This class is for people with single arm impairments involving their shoulder, elbow or wrist, and includes people with amputations at the wrist. Their disability mostly impacts performance in their sprints.
Unlike the T45 class, this upper limb class has a bit more depth and records are a bit more recent. There are two historical records that were found for the 100 meters and two for the 200 meters. The current 100 meters world record is owned by Cuba’s Yunidis Castillo who ran 0:11.95 at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London. A previous world record had been held by Australia’s Amy Winters who ran it in 0:12.49 back in 1999. Winters also held the world record in the 200 meters, running 0:25.54 at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens. This was bettered by Castillo at the London Games who posted a time of 0:24.45. Castillo also holds a world record in the women’s 400 meters also set in London with a time of 0:55.72.
The most recent record in T46/F46 is in the women’s shot put. It was set in Machida City, Tokyo by Yukiko Kato who had a distance of 12.47 meters. Australia’s Carlee Beattie owns the next most recent record in the class, with a 6.01 meter jump in the long jump set in March 2013 in a meet in Sydney, Australia.
|Event Type||Class||Family Name||Given Name||NPC||Birth||Result||Wind||Date||City||Country|
|Women’s 100 m||T46||Winters||Amy||AUS||1978||12,49s||1999-08-29||Duderstadt||Germany|
|Women’s 100 m||T46/47||Castillo||Yunidis||CUB||1987||0:11.95||-0.2||2012-09-04||London||Great Britain|
|Women’s 1500 m||T46||Li||Chun Mei||CHN||4:50.08||2006-11-29||Kuala Lumpur||Malaysia|
|Women’s 200 m||T46||Winters||Amy||AUS||1978||25,54s||2004-09-27||Athens||Greece|
|Women’s 200 m||T46/47||Castillo||Yunidis||CUB||1987||0:24.45||-0.6||2012-09-01||London||Great Britain|
|Women’s 400 m||T46/47||Castillo||Yunidis||CUB||1987||0:55.72||2012-09-08||London||Great Britain|
|Women’s 800 m||T46||Vassilieva||Lioubov||RUS||1971||2:12.42||2002-07-24||Villeneuve d’Ascq||France|
|Women’s Discus Throw||F46||Wu||Hong Ping||CHN||1970||42.12||2004-09-25||Athens||Greece|
|Women’s High Jump||T46/47||Bader-Bille||Catherine||GER||1965||1.67||2000-06-17||Weinstadt||Germany|
|Women’s Javelin||F46||Piekart||Katarzyna||POL||1986||41.15||2012-09-01||London||Great Britain|
|Women’s Long Jump||T46/47||Beattie||Carlee||AUS||1982||6.01||+0.8||2013-03-09||Sydney||Australia|
|Women’s Shot Put||F46||Kato||Yukiko||JPN||1993||12.47||2015-07-04||Machida City, Tokyo||Japan|