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.
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Great outcome for the 1988 summer olympics! Gratefully achieved 3 gold medals! More then happy to be announced as "Female athlete of the year" and now hold the world records for 100m and 200m track races! Thank you #olympics for this opportunity! #blessed #track #1988summerolympics
One year later, in 1989, the athlete left the sport. Florence died of a heart attack at the age of 38.
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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