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
The men's high jump record stands at 2.45 m (8' 1/4"), and was set by Javier Sotomayor of Cuba in 1993.
Steve Smith 2.38.
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.
Javier Sotomayor failed to break his own world record of 2.45 meters a few times.
2.45 meters or 8.03 feet by Javier Sotomayor March 4th 2008.
Charles Austin- 2.39 at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games.
Jonathan Edwards of Great Britain holds the men's record at 18.29 meters (60 feet).
World: Jonathan Edwards (18.29 meters). Olympic: Kenny Harrison (18.09 meters).