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Javier Sotomayor

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Javier Sotomayor Sanabria (Spanish pronunciation: [xaˈβjeɾ sotomaˈʝoɾ]; born October 13, 1967) is a retired Cuban track and field athlete, who specialized in the high jump and is the current world record holder. The 1992 Olympic champion, he was the dominant high jumper of the 1990s; his personal best of 2.45 m (8 ft 1⁄4 in) makes him the only person to have ever cleared eight feet. Sotomayor is twice a gold medallist at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics and also won two silver medals at the competition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Javier Sotomayor has received more than 455,544 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Javier Sotomayor is the 31st most popular athlete (down from 28th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Cuba (up from 26th in 2019) and the most popular Cuban Athlete.

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Among ATHLETES

Among athletes, Javier Sotomayor ranks 31 out of 3,055. Before him are Sohn Kee-chung, Ben Johnson, Tamara Press, Dora Ratjen, Al Oerter, and Mike Powell. After him are Éva Székely, Ellery Harding Clark, Alvin Kraenzlein, Marita Koch, Irving Baxter, and Oscar Swahn.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1967, Javier Sotomayor ranks 28Before him are Kazuyoshi Miura, Mikheil Saakashvili, Massimiliano Allegri, Laura Dern, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Iván Zamorano. After him are Emily Watson, Anna Nicole Smith, Claudio Caniggia, Matthias Sammer, Andrés Escobar, and Aleksandr Karelin.

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In Cuba

Among people born in Cuba, Javier Sotomayor ranks 25 out of 202. Before him are Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1956), Juan Almeida Bosque (1927), Omara Portuondo (1930), Reinaldo Arenas (1943), Pérez Prado (1916), and Teófilo Stevenson (1952). After him are Gerardo Machado (1871), Carlos Manuel de Céspedes (1819), Bebo Valdés (1918), Tomas Milian (1933), Rubén González (1919), and Aleida March (1936).

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Among ATHLETES In Cuba

Among athletes born in Cuba, Javier Sotomayor ranks 1After him are Alberto Juantorena (1950), Iván Pedroso (1972), Ana Fidelia Quirot (1963), María Caridad Colón (1958), Silvio Leonard (1955), Dayron Robles (1986), Maritza Martén (1963), Anier García (1976), Osleidys Menéndez (1979), Ángel Herrera Vera (1957), and Luis Delís (1957).