Animals Vs Olympians – Highest Jumper

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Animals Vs Olympians - Highest JumperMountain lions can jump an impressive 19 feet high. Mountain lions have hind legs that are larger and more muscular than their front legs, which give them great jumping power. They also have a flexible spine like a cheetah, allowing them to maneuver around obstacles and change direction quickly. Javier Sotomayor of Cuba holds the world record for the high jump. His record of 2.45 meters has held since 1993.


Historical High Jump Records

Name Country Height Date
Javier Sotomayor Cuba 2.45 m 27 July 1993
Patrik Sjolberg Sweden 2.42 m 30 June 1987
Igor Paklin Soviet Union 2.41 m 4 Sept 1985

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