Most athletics world records set by an individual
- Sergei Bubka
- 35 times
The most world records set by an individual in athletics is 35, by Sergei Bubka (Ukraine) in the pole vault between 1984 and 1994. During the course of his illustrious career, Bubka set 17 outdoor and 18 indoor world records, and he remains the current record-holder in both disciplines.