Main > Records Progression - World Records
     

100 y
100 m
200 m
400 m
800 m
1500 m
1 Mile
5000 m
10000 m
Marathon
110 m Hurdles
400 m Hurdles
3000 m Steeplechase
4 x 100 m Relay
4 x 400 m Relay
10 km Track Walk
20 km Road Walk
50 km Road Walk
High Jump
Pole Vault
Long Jump
Triple Jump
Shot Put
Discus Throw
Hammer Throw
Javelin Throw
Decathlon

Men, High Jump
              
All records considered statistically valid, but some of them, were unratified for various reasons.
   - Record was ratified           *   - Record was repeated Chart
 
  1.575 Adam Wilson GBR Innerleithen Sep 26, 1827
  1.60 Thomas Anderson GBR Innerleithen Jul 24, 1829
  1.60* John Pattison GBR Mount Benger May 06, 1837
  1.675 Richard Armstrong GBR Dalkeith Aug 05, 1839
  1.675* Thomas Roper GBR Newcastle Apr 01, 1850
  1.675* Francis Temple GBR Woolwich Sep 21, 1850
  1.675* Hanmer Webb GBR Cambridge Mar 17, 1857
  1.675* Henry Powell GBR Oxford Mar 15, 1860
  1.70 Robert Burton GBR Harrow Mar 27, 1860
  1.675* Henry Sampson GBR Liverpool Jun 13, 1863
  1.675* T. Bailey GBR Liverpool Jun 13, 1863
  1.675* Francis Gooch GBR Durham Sep 02, 1863
  1.70 Tom Mitchell GBR Liverpool Jul 09, 1864
  1.725 John Roupell GBR Cambridge Mar 05, 1866
  1.75 John Roupell GBR London Mar 23, 1866
  1.75* Thomas Little GBR London Mar 23, 1866
  1.75* J.A. Harwood GBR London Nov 26, 1866
  1.75* Herbert Brooks GBR London Nov 26, 1866
  1.75* Thomas Little GBR London Apr 12, 1867
  1.75* Ronald Mitchell GBR London Apr 09, 1870
  1.755 Ronald Mitchell GBR London Apr 03, 1871
  1.785 Tom Davin IRL Dublin Jul 07, 1873
  1.80 Marshall Brooks GBR London Mar 30, 1874
  1.80* Michael Glazebrook GBR London Mar 22, 1875
  1.83 Marshall Brooks GBR Oxford Mar 17, 1876
  1.89 Marshall Brooks GBR London Apr 07, 1876
  1.90 Patrick Davin IRL Carrick Jul 05, 1880
  1.91 William Page USA Stourbridge Aug 15, 1887
  1.93 William Page USA Philadelphia Oct 07, 1887
  1.968? George Rowdon GBR Haytor Camp Aug 06, 1890
  1.935 Michael Sweeney USA New York Oct 08, 1892
  1.945 James Ryan IRL Tipperary Aug 19, 1895
  1.955 Michael Sweeney USA New York Aug 28, 1895
  1.955* Michael Sweeney USA Bayonne Sep 02, 1895
  1.97 Michael Sweeney USA New York Sep 21, 1895
  1.98 George Horine USA Palo Alto Mar 29, 1912
2.00 George Horine USA Palo Alto May 18, 1912
2.01 Edward Beeson USA Berkeley May 02, 1914
  2.02 Clinton Larsen USA Provo Jun 01, 1917
2.03 Harold Osborn USA Urbana May 27, 1924
2.04 Walter Marty USA Fresno May 13, 1933
2.06 Walter Marty USA Palo Alto Apr 28, 1934
2.07 Cornelius Johnson USA New York Jul 12, 1936
2.07* David Albritton USA New York Jul 12, 1936
2.09 Melvin Walker USA Malmö Aug 12, 1937
  2.09* William Stewart USA Provo Apr 26, 1941
  2.10 Lester Steers USA Seattle Apr 26, 1941
  2.105 Lester Steers USA Los Angeles May 24, 1941
2.11 Lester Steers USA Los Angeles Jun 17, 1941
2.12 Walter Davis USA Dayton Jun 27, 1953
2.15 Charles Dumas USA Los Angeles Jun 29, 1956
2.16 Yuriy Stepanov URS St.Petersburg Jul 13, 1957
2.17 John Thomas USA Philadelphia Apr 30, 1960
2.17* John Thomas USA Cambridge,USA May 21, 1960
2.18 John Thomas USA Bakersfield Jun 24, 1960
  2.195 John Thomas USA Stanford Jul 01, 1960
2.22 John Thomas USA Stanford Jul 01, 1960
2.23 Valeriy Brumel URS Moscow Jun 18, 1961
2.24 Valeriy Brumel URS Moscow Jul 16, 1961
2.25 Valeriy Brumel URS Sofia Aug 31, 1961
2.26 Valeriy Brumel URS Palo Alto Jul 22, 1962
2.27 Valeriy Brumel URS Moscow Sep 29, 1962
2.28 Valeriy Brumel URS Moscow Jul 21, 1963
  2.29 Ni Chih-Chin CHN Shangsha Aug 11, 1970
2.29 Patrick Matzdorf USA Berkeley Jul 03, 1971
2.30 Dwight Stones USA München Jul 11, 1973
2.31 Dwight Stones USA Philadelphia Jun 05, 1976
2.32 Dwight Stones USA Philadelphia Aug 04, 1976
2.33 Vladimir Yashchenko URS Richmond Jul 03, 1977
2.34 Vladimir Yashchenko URS Tbilisi Jun 16, 1978
2.35 Jacek Wszola POL Eberstadt May 25, 1980
2.35* Dietmar Mögenburg GER Rehlingen May 26, 1980
2.36 Gerd Wessing GDR Moscow Aug 01, 1980
2.37 Zhu Jian Hua CHN Peking Jun 11, 1983
2.38 Zhu Jian Hua CHN Shanghai Sep 22, 1983
2.39 Zhu Jian Hua CHN Eberstadt Jun 10, 1984
2.40 Rudolf Povarnitsin URS Donetsk Aug 11, 1985
2.41 Igor Paklin URS Kobe Sep 04, 1985
2.42 Patrik Sjöberg SWE Stockholm Jun 30, 1987
2.43 Javier Sotomayor CUB Salamanca Sep 08, 1988
2.44 Javier Sotomayor CUB San Juan Jul 29, 1989
2.45 Javier Sotomayor CUB Salamanca Jul 27, 1993
2.42* Bohdan Bondarenko UKR New York City, NY Jun 14, 2014