World and Olympic records set at the 2016 Summer Olympics

27 world records and 91 Olympic records (exact counts were announced during the closing ceremony) were set in various events at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Olympic and world records set by sportEdit

ArcheryEdit

Event Round Name Nation Points Date Record
Men's Individual Ranking round Kim Woo-jin   South Korea 700 5 August WR

AthleticsEdit

Event Round Name Nation Time (distance) Date Record
Women's 10,000 metres Final Almaz Ayana   Ethiopia 29:17.45 12 August WR
Men's 400 metres Final Wayde van Niekerk   South Africa 43.03 14 August WR
Women's hammer throw Final Anita Włodarczyk   Poland 82.29 m 15 August WR
Men's pole vault Final Thiago Braz da Silva   Brazil 6.03 m 15 August OR
3000m Steeplechase Final Conseslus Kipruto   Kenya 8:03.28 16 August OR
Men's shot put Final Ryan Crouser   United States 22.52 m 18 August OR
Men's decathlon Final Ashton Eaton   United States 8893 pts 18 August OR
Women's 5,000 metres Final Vivian Cheruiyot   Kenya 14:26.17 20 August OR

CanoeingEdit

Event Round Name Nation Time Date Record
Women's Kayak Single 200m Final Lisa Carrington   New Zealand 39.864 15 August OR
Men's Kayak Single 200m Final Yuriy Cheban   Ukraine 39.279 18 August OR

Cycling trackEdit

Event Round Name Nation Time Date Record
Women's Team Pursuit Qualifying Great Britain   Great Britain 4:13.260 11 August OR, WR
Men's Team Sprint Qualifying Great Britain   Great Britain 42.562 11 August OR
Men's Team Sprint First Round New Zealand   New Zealand 42.535 11 August OR
Men's Team Sprint Finals Great Britain   Great Britain 42.440 11 August OR
Men's Sprint Qualifying Jason Kenny   Great Britain 9.551 12 August OR
Women's Team Sprint Qualifying China   China 32.305 12 August OR
Women's Team Sprint First Round China   China 31.928 12 August OR, WR
Men's Team Pursuit First Round Great Britain   Great Britain 3:50.570 12 August OR, WR
Men's Team Pursuit Finals Great Britain   Great Britain 3:50.265 12 August OR, WR
Women's Team Pursuit First Round Great Britain   Great Britain 4:12.152 13 August OR, WR
Women's Team Pursuit Finals Great Britain   Great Britain 4:10.236 13 August OR, WR
Omnium Individual Pursuit Finals Lasse Norman Hansen   Denmark 4:14.982 13 August OR

Modern pentathlonEdit

Event Round Name Nation Points Date Record
Men's modern pentathlon Fencing (ranking round) Aleksander Lesun   Russia 268 18 August OR
Women's modern pentathlon Swimming Gulnaz Gubaydullina   Russia 2:07:94 19 August OR
Women's modern pentathlon Combined Running/Shooting Laura Asadauskaitė   Lithuania 12:01:01 19 August OR
Men's modern pentathlon Swimming James Cooke   Great Britain 1:55:60 20 August OR

RowingEdit

Event Round Name Nation Time Date Record
Men's Single Sculls Final Mahé Drysdale   New Zealand 6:41.34 13 August OR

ShootingEdit

Event Round Name Nation Score Date Record
Women's 10 metre air rifle Qualifying Du Li   China 420.7 6 August OR
Women's 10 metre air rifle Final Virginia Thrasher   United States 208.0 6 August OR
Men's 10 metre air pistol Final Hoàng Xuân Vinh   Vietnam 202.5 6 August OR
Women's 10 metre air pistol Final Zhang Mengxue   China 199.4 7 August OR
Men's 10 metre air rifle Qualifying Niccolò Campriani   Italy 630.2 8 August OR
Men's skeet Qualifying Marcus Svensson
Abdullah Al-Rashidi
  Sweden
  Independent Olympic Athletes
123 12 August OR
50m Rifle Prone Men Qualifying Sergey Kamenskiy   Russia 629.0 12 August OR
50m Rifle Prone Men Finals Henri Junghänel   Germany 209.5 12 August OR
50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Qualifying Sergey Kamenskiy   Russia 1184-67 14 August OR
50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Finals Niccolò Campriani   Italy 458.8 14 August OR

SwimmingEdit

MenEdit

Event Established for Date Round Name Nationality Time Record Day
Men's 100 metre breaststroke (same) 6 August Heats Adam Peaty   Great Britain 57.55 WR 1
Men's 100 metre breaststroke (same) 7 August Final Adam Peaty   Great Britain 57.13 WR 2
Men's 100 metre backstroke (same) 8 August Final Ryan Murphy   United States 51.97 OR 3
Men's 200 metre breaststroke (same) 9 August Semifinal Ippei Watanabe   Japan 2:07.22 OR 4
Men's 100 metre butterfly (same) 12 August Final Joseph Schooling   Singapore 50.39 OR 7
Men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay Men's 100 metre backstroke 13 August Final Ryan Murphy   United States 51.85 r WR 8
Men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay (same) 13 August Final Ryan Murphy (51.85)
Cody Miller (59.03)
Michael Phelps (50.33)
Nathan Adrian (46.74)
  United States 3:27.95 OR 8

WomenEdit

Event Date Round Name Nationality Time Record Day
Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay 6 August Heats Madison Wilson (54.11)
Brittany Elmslie (53.22)
Bronte Campbell (53.26)
Cate Campbell (51.80)
  Australia 3:32.39 OR 1
Women's 100 metre butterfly 6 August Semifinal Sarah Sjöström   Sweden 55.84 OR 1
Women's 400 metre individual medley 6 August Final Katinka Hosszú   Hungary 4:26.36 WR 1
Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay 6 August Final Emma McKeon (53.41)
Brittany Elmslie (53.12)
Bronte Campbell (52.15)
Cate Campbell (51.97)
  Australia 3:30.65 WR 1
Women's 400 metre freestyle 7 August Heats Katie Ledecky   United States 3:58.71 OR 2
Women's 100 metre butterfly 7 August Final Sarah Sjöström   Sweden 55.48 WR 2
Women's 400 metre freestyle 7 August Final Katie Ledecky   United States 3:56.46 WR 2
Women's 200 metre individual medley 8 August Heats Katinka Hosszú   Hungary 2:07.45 OR 3
Women's 100 metre breaststroke 8 August Final Lilly King   United States 1:04.93 OR 3
Women's 200 metre individual medley 9 August Final Katinka Hosszú   Hungary 2:06.58 OR 4
Women's 100 metre freestyle 10 August Heats Cate Campbell   Australia 52.78 OR 5
Women's 100 metre freestyle 10 August Semifinals Cate Campbell   Australia 52.71 OR 5
Women's 800 metre freestyle 11 August Heats Katie Ledecky   United States 8.12.86 OR 6
Women's 100 metre freestyle 11 August Final Simone Manuel   United States 52.70 OR 6
Women's 100 metre freestyle 11 August Final Penny Oleksiak   Canada 52.70 OR 6
Women's 800 metre freestyle 12 August Final Katie Ledecky   United States 8.04.79 WR 7
Women's 4 x 100 metre medley relay 13 August Final Kathleen Baker (59.00)
Lilly King (1:05.70)
Dana Vollmer (56.00)
Simone Manuel (52.43)
  United States 3:53.13 OR 1

Legend: r – First leg of relay

WeightliftingEdit

Men'sEdit

Event Date Round Name Nationality Weight Record
Men's 56kg 7 August Clean & Jerk Long Qingquan   China 170 kg OR
Men's 56kg 7 August Total Long Qingquan   China 307 kg WR
Men's 77kg 10 August Snatch Lü Xiaojun   China 177 kg WR
Men's 77kg 10 August Clean & Jerk Nijat Rahimov   Kazakhstan 214 kg WR
Men's 85kg 12 August Clean & Jerk Tian Tao   China 217 kg OR
Men's 85kg 12 August Total Kianoush Rostami   Iran 396 kg WR
Men's 105 kg 16 August Clean & Jerk Ruslan Nurudinov   Uzbekistan 237 kg OR
Men's +105 kg 16 August Snatch Behdad Salimi   Iran 216 kg WR
Men's +105 kg 16 August Total Lasha Talakhadze   Georgia 473 kg WR

Women'sEdit

Event Date Round Name Nationality Weight Record
Women's 53kg 7 August Snatch Li Yajun   China 101 kg OR
Women's 58kg 8 August Snatch Sukanya Srisurat   Thailand 110 kg OR
Women's 63kg 9 August Clean & Jerk
Total
Deng Wei   China 147 kg
262 kg
WR

World records set by dateEdit

Date Event Athlete Nation Record description Ref
5 August 2016 Archery – Men's individual Kim Woo-jin   South Korea Scored a world record of 700 in the ranking round [1]
6 August 2016 Swimming – Men's 100 metre breaststroke Adam Peaty   Great Britain Set a world record time of 57.55 in the heats [2]
6 August 2016 Swimming – Women's 400 metre individual medley Katinka Hosszú   Hungary Set a world record time of 4:26.36 in the final
6 August 2016 Swimming – Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay Emma McKeon
Brittany Elmslie
Bronte Campbell
Cate Campbell
  Australia Set a world record time of 3:30.65 in the final
7 August 2016 Swimming – Men's 100 metre breaststroke Adam Peaty   Great Britain Set a world record time of 57.13 in the final [3]
7 August 2016 Swimming – Women's 100 metre butterfly Sarah Sjöström   Sweden Set a world record time of 55.48 in the final
7 August 2016 Swimming – Women's 400 metre freestyle Katie Ledecky   United States Set a world record time of 3:56.46 in the final
7 August 2016 Weightlifting – Men's 56 kg Long Qingquan   China Set a world record total of 307 kg [4]
9 August 2016 Weightlifting – Women's 63 kg Deng Wei   China Set a world record at clean and jerk of 147 kg
Set a world record total of 262 kg
10 August 2016 Weightlifting – Men's 77 kg Lü Xiaojun   China Set a world record at snatch of 177 kg
10 August 2016 Weightlifting – Men's 77 kg Nijat Rahimov   Kazakhstan Set a world record at clean and jerk of 214 kg
11 August 2016 Cycling – Women's team pursuit Katie Archibald
Laura Trott
Elinor Barker
Joanna Rowsell
  Great Britain Set a world record time of 4:13.260 in the qualification
12 August 2016 Cycling – Women's team sprint Gong Jinjie
Zhong Tianshi
  China Set a world record time of 31.928 in the first round
12 August 2016 Cycling – Men's team pursuit Ed Clancy
Steven Burke
Owain Doull
Bradley Wiggins
  Great Britain Set a world record time of 3:50.570 in the first round
12 August 2016 Cycling – Men's team pursuit Ed Clancy
Steven Burke
Owain Doull
Bradley Wiggins
  Great Britain Set a world record time of 3:50.265 in the final
12 August 2016 Athletics – Women's 10,000 metres Almaz Ayana   Ethiopia Set a world record time of 29:17.45 in the final
12 August 2016 Weightlifting – Men's 85 kg Kianoush Rostami   Iran Set a world record total of 396 kg
12 August 2016 Swimming – Women's 800 metre freestyle Katie Ledecky   United States Set a world record time of 8:04.79 in the final
14 August 2016 Athletics - Men's 400 metres Wayde van Niekerk   South Africa Set a world record time of 43.03 in the final
15 August 2016 Athletics - Women's hammer throw Anita Włodarczyk   Poland Set a world record distance of 82.29 m in the final
16 August 2016 Weightlifting - Men's +105 kg Lasha Talakhadze   Georgia Set a world record at snatch of 215 kg [5]
16 August 2016 Weightlifting - Men's +105 kg Behdad Salimi   Iran Set a world record at snatch of 216 kg
16 August 2016 Weightlifting - Men's +105 kg Lasha Talakhadze   Georgia Set a world record total of 473 kg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rio 2016 Olympics: South Korea's Kim Woo-jin sets archery world record". BBC. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Adam Peaty sets world record in 100m breaststroke heat at Rio 2016". The Guardian. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/aug/08/adam-peaty-breaks-world-record-again-on-memorable-eveningfor-britain
  4. ^ "Rio 2016 round-up: China's Long Qingquan smashes weightlifting record to take gold". Guinness World Records. 8 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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