Here are the top 10 highest high-jump record holders in athletics history
The running High Jump takes a huge amount of explosive strength and flexibility.
This article will tell you about the top 10 highest high-jump record holders in athletics history. Can you guess who among the women holds the record of highest jump in history?
Highest High-Jump Record Holders (m-meters)
- Javier Sotomayor – 2.45m
- Javier Sotomayor – 2.44m
- Javier Sotomayor – 2.43m
- Patrik Sjöberg – 2.42m
- Igor Paklin – 2.41m
- Rudolf Povarnitsyn – 2.40m
- Zhu Jianhua – 2.39m
- Zhu Jianhua – 2.38m
- Zhu Jianhua – 2.37m
- Gerd Wessig – 2.36m
On 27 July 1993, Javier Sotomayor broke the record of highest jump in history. He surpassed Patrick Sjöberg’s record of 2.42 meters and jumped a height of 2.45 meters.
Zhu Jianhua is considered to be one of the greatest high-jump athlete of all time. He broke his own records for 3 times, jumping his highest distance of 2.39 meters.
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