The high jump was among the first events believed acceptable for women, have been held at the 1928 Olympic Games. Javier Sotomayor (Cuba) is the current men's record holder with a jump of 2.45 m (8 ft 0 1⁄4 in) set in 1993. The longest standing record in the history of the men's high jump. The rules for the high jump are set globally by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). This game has also played by children not only in homes but also in schools.