World Record Jumps

SourceWorld Athletics, formerly known as the International Amateur Athletic Federation (from 1912 to 2001) and International Association of Athletics Federations (from 2001 to 2019, both abbreviated as the IAAF)

Note: Units are in meters

High Jump: The high jump is a track and field event in which athletes aim to leap over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights without knocking it off its stands. It requires immense athleticism, with competitors employing the Fosbury Flop technique, where they arch their back and neck while clearing the bar.


Pole Vault: Pole vaulting is a field event where a participant uses a long and flexible pole to leap over a bar set at increasing heights. It demands a unique blend of speed, strength, agility, and coordination, as the athlete must sprint with the pole before planting it into a box, bending it, and using its recoil to vault over the bar.


Long Jump: In the long jump, athletes sprint down a runway and leap as far as possible into a sandpit from a wooden takeoff board. The competition involves both speed and strength, as the goal is to combine a fast run-up with a powerful jump, aiming to cover the maximum distance possible.


Triple Jump: The triple jump, also known as the hop, step, and jump, is a track and field event where the participant makes a bound followed by a step and then a jump into a sandpit. It requires exceptional timing, strength, and coordination as the athlete aims to cover as much distance as possible in three phases, with the objective of landing without losing balance.

Last updated on: July 23, 2023

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