Jane Frederick

Jane Frederick
Personal information
Born April 7, 1952
Oakland, California
Medal record

Jane Wardell Frederick (born April 7, 1952) is a former heptathlete from the United States. She set the first official world record in the women's heptathlon, gaining a total number of 6104 points on April 24, 1981 at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California. Frederick captured the bronze medal at the 1987 World Championships in Athletics, finishing behind teammate Jackie Joyner-Kersee


  • Emert, Phyllis Raybin, Jane Frederick, Pentathlon Champion Harvey House (1981) ISBN 978-0-8178-0017-8 (Juvenile audience)


External links

  • Frederick at the 1976 US. Olympic Trials Video on YouTube @ 28:40
Preceded by
Women's Heptathlon World Record Holder
April 24, 1981 — May 5, 1981
Succeeded by
Nadezhda Vinogradova