Javier Sotomayor

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Javier Sotomayor (born October 13, 1967) is a Cuban high jumper athlete.

He was the 1997 World Champion high jumper and broke the world records for the high jump. His personal-best jump heights were 2.45 meters (World record in July 23, 1993) and 2.43 meters (World indoor record on March 4, 1989).

Additionally, he won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics and won the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics after the reversal of a drug suspension for cocaine use.

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