In 1988, the men's 200 meter world record holder was Pietro Mennea of Italy who ran a 19.72 second 200 meters in 1979.
Usain Bolt holds the world record for fastest 100m time.
Usain Bolt, Jamaica
WORLD records: 100m: 9.58seconds, by Usain Bolt of Jamaica. Record set at 2009 World Championship 200m: 19.19seconds, by Usain Bolt of Jamaica. Record set at 2009 World Championship Along with his teammates, Usain Bolt also holds the world record for the 4x100m event.
9.58 100m Usain Bolt 19.19 200m Usain bolt
Josh Ross currebtly holds the record
Unfortunately women do not compete in the 100m race.10.9 is the official World record for non-electronic timing.10.49 with 0.0 wind is the official with electronic timing.
Usain Bolt, from Jamaica, holds the world record for the Men's 100m Sprint. His winning time it 9.58 seconds since 2012. The Women's record holder has been Florence Griffith-Joyner since 1988 with 10.49 seconds.
Kristy Coventry from Zimbabwe rewrote the world record for the women's 100m breastroke, and the record is 58.77 seconds.
Usain Bolt with 9.58s
Usain Bolt! OBV
Ato Boldon (Trinidad and Tobago) holds the Commonwealth Games 100m record with a time of 9.88, which he set on his way to the 100m gold medal at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Games.Debbie Ferguson (Bahamas) holds the record for the women's 100m with a time of 10.91, which she set at the 2002 Manchester Games.She won three events at the 2002 Manchester Games: 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.