As of 2014, Javier Sotomayor holds the high jump record with a jump of 8 feet 0.46 inches. He set this world record in 1993.

This jump is currently the longest-standing record in the history of the men's high jump (the record has stood 21 years thus far). Before Javier Sotomayor, Patrik Sj?berg set the record in 1987 with a jump of 7 feet 11.28 inches. Another notable jump belongs to Stefka Kostadinova, who holds the women's world record of 6 feet 10.28 inches. She has held this record since 1987, making it the longest-standing record for the women's high jump.