The OR stands for Olympic Record which is a record made only at the olympic games. The WR ( world Record) is a record made by an individual of that sport at any other event worldwide. Sort of like a guiness world record. However if a world record is beaten at the olympic games then both OR and WR will change to that new time or score.
Olympic Records are set at the Olympics and World Records occur at any international competition
An Olympic record is the greatest achieved in the Olympic games. A world record is the greatest achieved anywhere, ever. In some instances an Olympic record is also the world record.
No they are not the same. A World Record can be broken at any time. Whereas an Olympic Record can only be broken at the Olympic Games (it's a glorified Meet Record.) Keep in mind that a World Record CAN be set at the Olympic Games (which would in turn, automatically break the Olympic Record as well.) A World Record outranks an Olympic Record.
Yes. The new record becomes both the Olympic Record and the World Record. You will notice this is the case for several events.
the australian record would be the fastest time ever run by an australian (it's the same concept with other countries, i.e. American record, British record, etc.) the olympic record is the fastest time ever run in the olympics, and the commonwealth record is the fastest time ever run in the commonwealth games. and of course, the world record is the fastest time ever run. the olympic record can only be set in the olympics, and the commonwealth record can only be set in the commonwealth games. the australian and world record can be set anywhere at any time.
Yes, it automatically replaces the current Olympic record.
Bench press is not an olympic event, therefore there is no olympic record in bench press.
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Olympic Record: Usain Bolt 9.63 (2012)World Record: Usain Bolt 9.58 (2009)
World Record: Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.45m Olympic Record: Charles Austin (USA) 2.39m
Derval o rourke was world record breaker during the 2008 olympic games.
When an olympic swimmer wins a race and has the letters OR listed next to their name, it stands for ' Olympic Record ". An olympic record means that no swimmer has ever swum a faster time at the olympic games. However, the time is still slower than the world record, denoted by the letters WR. The world record can be set at any official race at any time in the world.