Men's high jump
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Bois de Boulogne
8 from 7 nations
men's high jump was a track & field athletics event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was held on July 15, 1900. Eight athletes from seven nations competed in the high jump.
Records [ edit ]
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1900 Summer Olympics.
Irving Baxter improved the Olympic record twice. At first he jumped 1.85 metres and finally he also cleared 1.90 metres.
Results [ edit ]
Baxter won easily, clearing 1.85 metres and 1.90 metres. With no one else close, he attempted to break the world record, 1.97 metres at the time. He failed all three times he attempted it, but still took the
Sources [ edit ]
International Olympic Committee. De Wael, Herman.
Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1900". Accessed 18 March 2006. Available electronically at .
Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.