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Looking towards athletics in Rio: T47 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.


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


Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
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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