The men's world record for the high jump is 2.45m, which was set by the Cuban Javier Sotomayor in 1993. Not long after that, the current world record for the Pole Vault, 6.14m, was set by Ukrainian Sergey Bubka in 1994. These records had lasted quite a while, and in this poll created in 2008 we asked which one you think would be broken next.
The answer to the poll was answered definitively in 2014 when Renaud Lavillenie set a new record for pole vault of 6.16m. The high jump record still remains unbroken since 1993.
Below is a summary of your answers to that point. After a total of 237 votes, the pole vault was the most popular answer - which was right!
|Neither - those marks will never be beaten||21||9%|
Disclaimer: This poll is not designed to be scientific, we only wish to determine the opinion of visitors to this website.
- See also our previous world record poll: which record will be broken next—100m or marathon?
- Profile of Sergey Bubka
- About the Pole Vault and the High Jump
- World record progression for the High Jump and the Pole Vault
- Other Athletics Polls