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Unbreakable records in sports of the last century

Records in sports of the last century that cannot be broken by modern athletes.

100 and 200-meter dash

Florence Griffith Joyner is an American record holder. She ran the 100m in just 10.49 in 1988. This record surpassed the previous (which belonged to Evelyn Ashford) by 34 hundredths of a second. She ran 200m in 21.31 at the 1988 Summer Olympics. Breaking the world record by 37 hundredths of a second in the final.


One year later, in 1989, the athlete left the sport. Florence died of a heart attack at the age of 38.

Hammer throwing

Yuriy Sedykh set six world records and his record in hammer throwing cannot be broken to this day. He threw the hammer 86.74m at the 1986 European Athletics Championships in Stuttgart, West Germany.

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