I only caught this during yesterday's Olympic broadcast. For the men's decathlon, for the 1500m event, it showed in the upper left of the screen:

WB: 4 min and change
OB: 4 min and change

I'm wondering what does OB and WB stand for? I saw OR and WR for other events (track, swimming), which is Olympic Record and World Record respectively so I assume OB and WB is Olympic B-something and World B-something.

Thanks in advance.


Best :-)

Here is a link to where I got the answer


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    "Best" is the "essential part of the link" in this post that answers the question. – user527 Aug 23 '16 at 18:38

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