World Records for High Jump (Men)

YearDatePlaceAthleteNationalityHeight
1912May 18thPalo Alto, USAGeorge HorineUSA2.00 m
1914May 2ndBerkeleyEdward BeesonUSA2.01 m
1924May 27thUrbana, USAHarold OsbornUSA2.03 m
1933May 13thFresno, USAWalter MartyUSA2.04 m
1934April 28thPalo Alto, USAWalter MartyUSA2.06 m
1936July 12thNew YorkCornelius JohnsonUSA2.07 m
1936July 12thNew YorkDavid AlbrittonUSA2.07 m
1937August 12thMalmo, SwedenMel WalkerUSA2.09 m
1941June 17thLos AngelesLester SteersUSA2.11 m
1953June 27thDayton, USAWalter DavisUSA2.12 m
1956June 29thLos AngelesCharles DumasUSA2.15 m
1957July 13thLeningradYuriy StyepanovUSSR2.16 m
1960April 30thPhiladelphiaJohn ThomasUSA2.17 m
1960June 14thBakersfield, USAJohn ThomasUSA2.18 m
1960July 1stPalo Alto, USAJohn ThomasUSA2.22 m
1961June 18thMoscowValeriy BrumelUSSR2.23 m
1961July 16thMoscowValeriy BrumelUSSR2.24 m
1961August 31stSofiya, BulgariaValeriy BrumelUSSR2.25 m
1962July 22ndPalo Alto, USAValeriy BrumelUSSR2.26 m
1962September 29thMoscowValeriy BrumelUSSR2.27 m
1963July 21stMoscowValeriy BrumelUSSR2.28 m
1971July 3rdBerkeley, USAPatrick MatzdorfUSA2.29 m
1973July 11thMunichDwight StonesUSA2.30 m
1976June 5thPhiladelphiaDwight StonesUSA2.31 m
1976August 4thPhiladelphiaDwight StonesUSA2.32 m
1977July 3rdRichmond, USAVolodymyr YashchenkoUSSR2.33 m
1978June 16thTbilisi, GeorgiaVolodymyr YashchenkoUSSR2.34 m
1980May 25thEberstadtJacek WszolaPoland2.35 m
1980August 1stMoscowGerd WessigGermany2.36 m
1983June 11thPekingJianhua ZhuChina2.37 m
1983September 22ndShanghaiJianhua ZhuChina2.38 m
1984June 10thEberstadtJianhua ZhuChina2.39 m
1985August 11thDonyetskRudolf PovarnitsynUSSR2.40 m
1985September 4thKobe, JapanIgor PaklinUSSR2.41 m
1987June 30thStockholmPatrick SjobergSweden2.42 m
1989July 29thSan Juan, Puerto RicoJavier SotomayerCuba2.44 m
1993 Javier Sotomayer Cuba2.45 m