Javier Sotomayor

Record Holder for High Jump


*He was born in Cuba October 13, 1967

*He competed at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. There, he beat the world record of 8.024 feet (2.45 meters)!

*at 16 years old he could already jump 2.33m

*He couldn't compete in the Olympics before this because of boycotts by the Cuban government.

*He retired in 2001 at the age of 34

1992 Olympics Symbol


I give his story a 10, because it's amazing for someone to be able to jump over 8 feet! However, I give the article a 3 because some of the information was wrong. It said he jumped 8 feet, when he jumped 8.024 feet. It was also very unorganized and hard to follow. I recommend this article to no one because it was written very poorly and some of the information was false. However I recommend his story to anyone who needs an extra push to get motivated! He accomplished jumping vertical 8 feet!! And he proved you can do what ever you want, as long as you set your mind to it!
World Record High Jump