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Field Events

Event Mark  Date Set Location
High Jump: World 8-01/2 Javier Sotomayor, Cuba July 27, 1993 Salamanca, SPA
 Olympic 7- 10 Charles Austin, USAJuly 28, 1996Atlanta
 American 7-101/2 Charles Austin Aug. 7, 1991 Zurich
Pole Vault: World 20-13/4Sergey Bubka, Ukraine July 31, 1994 Sestriere, ITA
 Olympic 19-51/4Jean Galfione, FranceAug. 2, 1996Atlanta
  19-51/4Igor Trandenkov, RussiaAug. 2, 1996Atlanta
  19-51/4Andrei Tiwontschik, GermanyAug. 2, 1996Atlanta
 American 19-71/2 Lawrence JohnsonMay 25, 1996Knoxville, Tenn.
Long Jump: World 29-43/4* Ivan Pedroso, CubaJuly 29, 1995 Sestriere, ITA
  29-41/2 Mike Powell, USA Aug. 30, 1991 Tokyo
 Olympic 29-21/2 Bob Beamon, USA Oct. 18, 1968 Mexico City
 American 29-41/2 Powell (same as World)
Triple Jump: World 60- 01/4 Jonathan Edwards, GBR Aug. 7, 1995 Göteborg
 Olympic 59-41/4 Kenny Harrison, USA July 27, 1996Atlanta
 American 59-41/4 Kenny Harrison (same as Olympic)
Shot Put: World 75-101/4 Randy Barnes, USA May 20, 1990 Los Angeles
 Olympic 73- 83/4 Ulf Timmermann, East Germany Sept. 23, 1988 Seoul
 American 75-101/4 Barnes (same as World)
Discus: World 243- 0 Jurgen Schult, East Germany June 6, 1986 Neubrandenburg
 Olympic 227- 8Lare Reidel, GermanyJuly 31, 1996Atlanta
 American 237-4 Ben Plucknett July 7, 1981 Stockholm
Javelin: World 323- 1p Jan Zelezny, Czech Republic May 25, 1996Jena, GER
 Olympic 294-2 Jan Zelezny, Czechoslovakia Aug. 8, 1992 Barcelona
 American 284-10 Tom Pukstys Aug. 25, 1996Sheffield, ENG
Hammer: World 284- 7 Yuri Sedykh, USSR Aug. 30, 1986 Stuttgart
 Olympic 278- 2 Sergey Litvinov, USSR Sept. 26, 1988 Seoul
 American 270- 9Lance Deal Sept. 7, 1996Milan
Note: The international weights for men— Shot (16 lbs); Discus (4 lbs/6.55 oz); Javelin (minimum 1 lb/1241/4 oz.); Hammer (16 lbs).
*Apparent world record disallowed because of interference with wind gauge at altitude.

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