AFRICAN ethnic groups' RECORDS

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The first American Black woman who set a world record was Wilma Rudolph (USA), on 100 metres in 1960.
The first African Black woman who set a world record was Elvan Abeylegesse on 5000 metres in 2005.

Event
American Blacks
African Blacks
     
100 metres 10.64 C. Jeter, USA 2009 10.78 Ahouré 2016
200 metres 21.64 M. Ottey, Jam 1991 22.04 Okagbare 2018
400 metres 48.25 M. J. Pérec, FRA 1996 48.14 Agbapounwu, NIG 2019
800 metres 1:54.44 Ana F. Quirot, Cuba 89 1:54.01 P. Chelimo, Ken  2008
1500 metres 3:57.90 Kelly Holmes, GBR 2004 3:50.07 G. Dibaba, 2015
5000 metres 15:07.50 Praught, JAM 2019 14:11.15 T. Dibaba, Eth 2008
10,000 metres 32:26.41 Romero, Mex 29:17.45 Ayana, Eth 2016
3,000 steeplech. 9:14.09 A. Praught, Jam 2018 8:44.32 Chepkoech 2018
100 hurdles 12.20 Harrison, USA 2016 12.44 Glory Alozie, NIG 1998
400 hurdles 52.16 Muhammad, USA 2019 54.12 O. Adekoya 2015
High jump 2,05 C. Lowe, USA 2010 2,02 N. Diam, Bel 2019
1,95 N'Da, CIV 1992
1,95 Amata, NGR 2008, 11, 16
Pole vault 4,91 Y. Silva, Cuba 2015 3,75 Ouattara, CIV 2009
Long jump 7,49 Jackie Joyner, USA 1994 7,12 Gomes, Por 2008
Triple jump 15,41 Y. Rojas, Ven 2019
15,39 F. Mbango, Cameroun 2008
Shot Put 20,96 Belsy Laza, Cuba 1992 18,86 V. Chukwuemeka, NIG 2012
Discus Throw 70,65 D. Caballero, Cuba 2015 61,58 Okoro, Nigeria 2016
Hammer Throw 77,78 G. Berry, USA 2018 69,70 Sène, Sen 2014
Javelin Throw 71,70 O. Menendez, Cuba 2005 58,15 Nwanaga, Nigeria 2017
Heptathlon 7 291 Jackie Joyner, USA 1988 6 889 E. Barber, 2005
7 013 N. Thiam, Belgium 2019
4 x 100 40.82 USA 2012 42.39 Nigeria 1992
4 x 400 3:15.51 USA 1988 3:21.04 Nigeria 1996
Total
16
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