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Women, 400 m Hurdles
              
All records considered statistically valid, but some of them, were unratified for various reasons.
   - Record was ratified           *   - Record was repeated
 
  61.1 Sandra Dyson GBR Bonn May 15, 1971
  60.7 Libuse Macounová TCH Prague Sep 29, 1971
  60.4 Judith Vernon GBR London Mar 21, 1973
  59.08 Wendy Koenig USA Phoenix May 24, 1973
  58.6 Maria Sykora AUT Warley May 27, 1973
  58.5 Maria Sykora AUT Edinburgh Jun 16, 1973
  57.3 Maria Sykora AUT Frankfurt Jun 23, 1973
  56.7 Danuta Piecyk POL Warsaw Aug 11, 1973
56.51 Krystyna Kacperczyk POL Augsburg Jul 13, 1974
55.74 Tatyana Storozheva URS Karl-Marx-Stadt Jun 26, 1977
55.63 Karin Rossley GDR Helsinki Aug 13, 1977
55.44 Krystyna Kacperczyk POL Berlin Aug 18, 1978
55.31 Tatyana Zelentsova URS Podolsk Aug 19, 1978
54.89 Tatyana Zelentsova URS Prague Sep 02, 1978
54.78 Marina Makeyeva URS Moscow Jul 27, 1979
54.28 Karin Rossley GDR Jena May 18, 1980
54.02 Anna Ambraziene URS Moscow Jun 11, 1983
53.58 Margarita Ponomaryova URS Kiev Jun 22, 1984
53.55 Sabine Busch GDR Berlin Sep 22, 1985
53.32 Marina Stepanova URS Stuttgart Aug 30, 1986
52.94 Marina Stepanova URS Tashkent Sep 19, 1986
52.74 Sally Gunnell GBR Stuttgart Aug 19, 1993
52.61 Kim Batten USA Göteborg Aug 10, 1995
52.34 Yuliya Pechonkina RUS Tula Aug 08, 2003