Who jumps higher basketball or football?

What sport has the highest jumpers?

Getting vertical: The highest jumps in sport

  • Basketball – Wilt Chamberlain (48 inches/1.22m) and Michael Jordan (46 inches/1.17m) …
  • Track and Field, Pole Vault – Sergey Bubka (6.15m/242.1 inches) and Renaud Lavillenie (6.16m/242.5 inches) …
  • Leonel Marshall – Volleyball (50 inches/1.27m) …
  • Figure Skating. …
  • Artistic Gymnastics.

How high can football players jump?

NFL scouts often look for a high vertical jump from wide receivers, cornerbacks and pass rushers. The average vertical jump for college football players is between 29 to 31 inches. Here are the top 10 NFL players with the highest vertical jumps.

What is the highest high jump?

High jump

Athletics High jump
Men Javier Sotomayor 2.45 m (8 ft 1⁄4 in) (1993)
Women Stefka Kostadinova 2.09 m ( 6 ft 101⁄4 in) (1987)
Olympic records
Men Charles Austin 2.39 m (7 ft 10 in) (1996)

Who is the best jumper in the world?

Filter All Time Top Lists

Rank Mark Competitor
1 2.45 Javier SOTOMAYOR
2 2.43 Mutaz Essa BARSHIM
3 2.42 Patrik SJÖBERG
3 2.42 Bohdan BONDARENKO

Why is high jump in the Olympics?

Gerd Wessig is the only man to have set a world record in the Olympic high jump, having done so in 1980 with a mark of 2.36 m (7 ft 83⁄4 in).

High jump at the Olympics.

High jump at the Olympic Games
Gender Men and women
Years held Men: 1896 – 2020 Women: 1928 – 2020
Olympic record
Men 2.39 m Charles Austin (1996)
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