This little video from Japan (I think it is Japan) reminds us of the beautiful and astonishingly athletic abilities of the average domestic cat. Or is this cat a special one? Obviously not all domestic cats can do this but a lot can. I lived with one who could do this.
The cat has a superior number of fast twitch muscles in the legs, particularly the hind legs. These muscles are able to contract fast. Some cats are obviously endowed with more than their fair share but all cats have a high percentage.
There are many wild cats, or indeed all the wild cats, that can jump in a similar way. The serval is known for huge vertical jumps and so is the caracal. It is almost unfair to single individual cats out. It is just the cat, period. They are amazing.
The person who made this video did a fabulous job of the slow motion video and the camera angles. You can see how calm and controlled this cat is even when at peak performance. There is no straining when he jumps over 190 cms, which is over 6 feet.
I lived with a little, compact female moggie, half Norwegian Forest Cat who could jump on top of a fridge freezer from a standing position. The top of the freezer must have been 7 and a half feet tall. She could also race down trees head first from 30 feet up. I miss her.