A world redrawn: Dreams don't end here, says Cuba's high jump record-holderCuban Olympic gold medalist Javier Sotomayor set the world record for high jump at 2.45 meters - a record that still stands - in 1993HAVANA - Cuban former athlete Javier Sotomayor has jumped higher than anyone else in the history of the world. Now 52, a coach and the Cuban Athletics Federation secretary, Sotomayor is urging athletes not to let the coronavirus pandemic crush their dreams. Here, the father of five who still holds the world high jump record of 2.45 meters tells AFP about how he is coping with the virus outbreak. "I went five, six, seven, eight months without jumping, and after that in 1997 I won the world championships. That's harder for Cubans who unlike many athletes around the world, don't have home gyms.
Source: Bangkok Post May 22, 2020 01:41 UTC