Bob Beamon's 1968 jump of 8.90m (29 feet 2.5 inches) is the men's Olympic record for the long jump.
James ollgy from south America made a world record record of 2.45 meters
Javier Sotomayor of Cuba with a jump of 2.45 meters. he did it in Salamenca Spain. Tt is the current high jump world record.
The world record in High jump is 8ft for men and was set by Javier Sotomayor Cuba 1993. To see the progression go to : http://www.topendsports.com/sport/athletics/record-high-jump.htm
As of 2011, Javier Sotomayor holds the mens world record at 2.45 meters. Stefka Kostadinova holds the womens world record at 2.09 meters.
Lynn Davies is the Welsh record holder with 8.23m. He was also the Olympic gold medallist in 1964.
Jonathan Edwards of Great Britain holds the men's record at 18.29 meters (60 feet).
The men's high jump record stands at 2.45 m (8' 1/4"), and was set by Javier Sotomayor of Cuba in 1993.
World: Jonathan Edwards (18.29 meters). Olympic: Kenny Harrison (18.09 meters).
Javier Sotomayor failed to break his own world record of 2.45 meters a few times.