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Women, 200 m
              
All records considered statistically valid, but some of them, were unratified for various reasons.
   - Record was ratified           *   - Record was repeated
Manual Timing
28.6 Marie Mejzlíková I TCH Paris May 21, 1922
27.8 Alice Cast GBR Paris Aug 20, 1922
  27.0y Mary Lines GBR London Sep 20, 1922
26.8y Mary Lines GBR Waddon Sep 23, 1922
  26.8*y Gladys Elliott GBR Nottingham May 24, 1924
26.2y Eileen Edwards GBR London Aug 20, 1924
  26.1y Rosa Grosse CAN Blandford Aug 01, 1925
  26.1 Eileen Edwards GBR Stockholm Aug 31, 1926
  26.0y Rosa Grosse CAN Toronto Sep 14, 1926
  25.8y Eileen Edwards GBR Romford Sep 18, 1926
25.4 Eileen Edwards GBR Berlin Jun 12, 1927
  25.4y Ivy Walker GBR London Jun 16, 1930
  25.4*y Stanislawa Walasiewicz POL Dallas Jul 04, 1930
  25.2y Nellie Halstead GBR London Aug 16, 1930
  25.1y Elizabeth Robinson USA Milwaukee Jun 20, 1931
  24.6 Tollien Schuurman NED Brussels Aug 13, 1933
  24.6* Käthe Krauss GER Berlin Jul 01, 1934
  24.6* Käthe Krauss GER Nürnberg Jul 28, 1934
  24.5 Stanislawa Walasiewicz POL Warsaw Aug 04, 1934
  24.5* Stanislawa Walasiewicz POL Posen Aug 19, 1934
  24.4 Helen Stephens USA St.Louis Jun 01, 1935
  24.3y Stanislawa Walasiewicz POL Cleveland Jun 09, 1935
23.6 Stanislawa Walasiewicz POL Warsaw Aug 04, 1935
  23.6* Stanislawa Walasiewicz POL Warsaw Aug 15, 1935
23.6* Marjorie Jackson AUS Helsinki Jul 25, 1952
23.4 Marjorie Jackson AUS Helsinki Jul 25, 1952
23.2 Betty Cuthbert AUS Sydney Sep 16, 1956
23.2y Betty Cuthbert AUS Hobart Mar 07, 1960
22.9 Wilma Rudolph USA Corpus Christi Jul 09, 1960
22.9y Margaret Burvill AUS Perth Feb 22, 1964
22.7 Irena Kirszenstein POL Warsaw Aug 08, 1965
  22.7* Irena Kirszenstein POL Chorzów Jul 01, 1967
22.5 Irena Szewinska-Kirszenstein POL Mexico City Oct 18, 1968
22.4 Chi Cheng TWN München Jul 12, 1970
22.4* Renate Stecher GDR München Sep 07, 1972
  22.4* Renate Stecher GDR Leipzig Jul 01, 1973
22.1 Renate Stecher GDR Dresden Jul 21, 1973
  22.0 Irena Szewinska POL Potsdam Jun 13, 1974
Electronic Timing
  25.03 Sylvia Chesseman GBR Helsinki Jul 25, 1952
  24.48 Nadezhda Khnykina URS Helsinki Jul 25, 1952
  23.74 Marjorie Jackson AUS Helsinki Jul 25, 1952
  23.59 Marjorie Jackson AUS Helsinki Jul 25, 1952
  23.55 Betty Cuthbert AUS Melbourne Nov 30, 1956
  23.30 Wilma Rudolph USA Rome Sep 03, 1960
  23.05 Edith McGuire USA Tokyo Oct 19, 1964
  22.94 Barbara Ferrell USA Mexico City Oct 17, 1968
  22.86 Barbara Ferrell USA Mexico City Oct 17, 1968
22.58 Irena Szewinska-Kirszenstein POL Mexico City Oct 18, 1968
22.40 Renate Stecher GDR München Sep 07, 1972
  22.38 Renate Stecher GDR Dresden Jul 21, 1973
22.21 Irena Szewinska POL Potsdam Jun 13, 1974
22.06 Marita Koch GDR Erfurt May 28, 1978
22.02 Marita Koch GDR Leipzig Jun 03, 1979
21.71 Marita Koch GDR Karl-Marx-Stadt Jul 10, 1979
21.71* Marita Koch GDR Potsdam Jul 21, 1984
21.71* Heike Drechsler GDR Jena Jun 29, 1986
21.71* Heike Drechsler GDR Stuttgart Aug 28, 1986
21.56 Florence Griffith-Joyner USA Seoul Sep 29, 1988
21.34 Florence Griffith-Joyner USA Seoul Sep 29, 1988