I was expecting that one from you! lol
Many people have jumped near that mark or even more. Pedrozo 9.04 in the 95 Panams, Pedrozo 8.96, Lewis consistency, Emmiyan, Beamon, etc. Serble, Edwards, Bubka and Zelezny obliterated the event and nobody came close to them.
That Tokyo competition is maybe the greatest T&F competition I have ever seen though.
9.04 and 8.96? What were those, measured fouls? Is that like the kid at the local meet who fouls by a foot and he begs the officials to measure it anyway and everyone goes “ooh ahh” then the kid thinks he actually jumped that and never progresses for the rest of his career? Sorry 🙂 seen that case too many times and this reminds me…