This article is part of a ParaSport News series of articles looking at athletics world records and world records progression.
The women’s T55 class is mostly open to field events, though historically, track events for the class have appeared on the Paralympic program. The class is for people with full upper limb functionality, partial trunk functionality and no lower limb functionality. It includes amputees, people with cerebral palsy and Les Autres conditions, and people with spinal cord injuries.
The IPC currently only lists three world records for the class and historical progression data isn’t easily available. Most of the records are also fairly old and all are held by Germans. Marianne Buggenhagen set the world record in the discus at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in the discus with a distance of 27.8 meters. At the 2004 Games, she set the shot put world record with a distance of 9.06 meters. The javelin world record is held by Martina Willing, who threw a distance of 22.71 meters in Bern, Switzerland in 1999.
|Event Type||Family Name||Given Name||NPC||Birth||Result||Date||City||Country|
|Women’s Discus Throw||Buggenhagen||Marianne||GER||1953||27.8||2008-09-09||Beijing||China|
|Women’s Shot Put||Buggenhagen||Marianne||GER||1953||9.06||2004-09-19||Athens||Greece|