100m - Florence Griffith-Joyner - 10.49 - Indianapolis (USA) - 1988 -
In the first race of the quarterfinals of the U.S. Olympic Trials, she
stunned her colleagues when she sprinted 100 meters in 10.49 seconds, a
new world record. Since 1997 the International Athletics Annual of the
Association of Track and Field Statisticians has listed this performance
as "probably strongly wind assisted, but recognized as a world record".
Over the two day trials, Griffith-Joyner recorded the three fastest
times for a woman at 100 meters: 10.49 in the quarter-final, 10.70 in
the semi-final, and 10.61 in the finals. At the same Olympic trials
Griffith-Joyner also set an American record at the 200-meter distance
with a time of 21.77 seconds.