hold the world/Olympic record


: to have performed better in a sport than anyone else in the world/Olympics
He holds the world/Olympic record for the shot put.

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Recent Examples on the Web Pan is the first Chinese male to hold the world record in the event. Andrew McNicol, CNN, 11 Feb. 2024 Peru, with its shaky political system, might hold the world record on this front. Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2023 The ex-Australian opening batter should know, having scored 380 in one innings in 2003 to hold the world record for an individual innings. John Pye, ajc, 25 Dec. 2021 However, cosmonaut Valery Polyakov, who spent 438 consecutive days in space aboard the MIR space station, will still hold the world record. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 26 Mar. 2015

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