Men's high jump indoor world record progression

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The Men's high jump indoor world record progression starting in 1881, with additional demonstration and professional records. The best indoor performances on record as agreed to by the world's leading statisticians were accepted as the inaugural IAAF Indoor World Records from 1 January 1987.[1] However, the inaugural record in this event was set early in 1987 by Patrick Sjoberg. Records as per the IAAF are as at 31 January 2010.

Record Progression[edit]

In lightgreen records ratified by IAAF.

Mark Athlete Venue Date
1.75 C. F. Poland United Kingdom London December 8, 1881
1.765 N. W. McDermott United States Baltimore January 17, 1884
1.83 William Byrd-Page United States Philadelphia January 23, 1888
1.89 George Fearing United States Boston February 14, 1891
1.905 Michael Sweeney United States Philadelphia February 17, 1893
1.91 Michael Sweeney United States Boston February 10, 1894
1.94 Samuel Lawrence United States Boston February 9, 1912
1.95 John Murphy United States New York February 1, 1922
1.95 Leroy Brown United States Boston February 25, 1922
1.95 Leroy Brown United States New York March 11, 1922
1.96 Leroy Brown United States New York January 31, 1923
1.96 Richmond Landon United States New York January 31, 1923
1.98 Harold Osborn United States Urbana January 11, 1924
1.98 Harold Osborn United States Chicago March 19, 1924
1.988 Harold Osborn United States New York January 27, 1925
1.991 Harold Osborn United States Kansas City February 7, 1925
2.00 Harold Osborn United States Chicago March 20, 1925
2.00 Bert Nelson United States South Bend February 1, 1930
2.005 George Spitz United States New York February 7, 1931
2.02 George Spitz United States New York February 6, 1932
2.045 George Spitz United States Boston February 13, 1932
2.05 Walter Marty United States New York February 17, 1934
2.05 Gilbert Cruter United States Fort Collins February 22, 1936
2.055 Edward Burke United States New York February 22, 1936
2.055 Cornelius Johnson United States New York February 22, 1936
2.06 Edward Burke United States New York February 27, 1937
2.075* Melvin Walker United States Indianapolis March 20, 1937
2.08 Ken Wiesner United States Milwaukee March 14, 1953
2.10 Ken Wiesner United States Chicago March 28, 1953
2.11 John Thomas United States Hanover, NY January 10, 1959
2.125 John Thomas United States Boston January 17, 1959
2.13 John Thomas United States New York January 31, 1959
2.13 John Thomas United States New York February 14, 1959
2.13 John Thomas United States New York February 21, 1959
2.165 John Thomas United States New York February 21, 1959
2.17 John Thomas United States New York January 30, 1960
2.17 John Thomas United States Boston February 6, 1960
2.18 John Thomas United States New York February 20, 1960
2.195 John Thomas United States Chicago March 11, 1960
2.21* Valeriy Brumel Soviet Union Leningrad January 28, 1961
2.25* Valeriy Brumel Soviet Union Leningrad January 28, 1961
2.26 A Dwight Stones United States Pocatello January 17, 1975
2.265 Dwight Stones United States Los Angeles January 18, 1975
2.265 Dwight Stones United States Inglewood February 7, 1975
2.27 Dwight Stones United States Oklahoma City February 15, 1975
2.28 Dwight Stones United States New York February 21, 1975
2.29 Dwight Stones United States New York February 20, 1976
2.30 Dwight Stones United States San Diego February 21, 1976
2.31 Greg Joy Canada College Park January 13, 1978
2.32 Franklin Jacobs United States New York January 27, 1978
2.33 Vladimir Yashchenko Soviet Union Milan March 12, 1978
2.35 Vladimir Yashchenko Soviet Union Milan March 12, 1978
2.36 Igor Paklin Soviet Union Milan February 1, 1984
2.37 Carlo Thränhardt West Germany West Berlin February 24, 1984
2.38 Patrik Sjöberg Sweden West Berlin February 22, 1985
2.39 Dietmar Mögenburg West Germany Köln February 24, 1985
2.40 Carlo Thränhardt West Germany Simmerath January 16, 1987
2.41 Patrik Sjöberg Sweden Piraeus February 1, 1987
2.42 Carlo Thränhardt West Germany West Berlin February 26, 1988
2.43 Javier Sotomayor Cuba Budapest March 4, 1989

Asterisks indicates cinder take-off, "A" indicates mark set at altitude

Demonstration[edit]

Mark Athlete Venue Date
2.05 Walter Marty United States New York February 24, 1936
2.08 Les Steers United States Eugene February 14, 1941
2.145 Les Steers United States Eugene February 27, 1941
2.35 Dietmar Mögenburg West Germany Herne September 4, 1980

Professional[edit]

Mark Athlete Venue Date
2.255 A John Radetich United States Pocatello March 3, 1973

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doha 2010 Statistics Handbook - Part two" (pdf). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2010. pp. Pages 256, 260–1. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 

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