Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's standing high jump

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Men's standing high jump
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue White City Stadium
Date July 23
Competitors 23 from 11 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Silver medal    Greece
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The men's standing high jump was one of six jumping events on the athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme in London. The competition was held on July 23, 1908.

23 high jumpers from eleven nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1908 Summer Olympics.

World Record -  ? - -
Olympic Record 1.655 United States Ray Ewry Paris (FRA) July 16, 1900

Results[edit]

Place Athlete Height
1  Ray Ewry (USA) 1.57 metres
2  John Biller (USA) 1.55 metres
 Konstantinos Tsiklitiras (GRE) 1.55 metres
4  Frank Holmes (USA) 1.52 metres
5  Platt Adams (USA) 1.47 metres
 Géo André (FRA) 1.47 metres
 Alfred Motté (FRA) 1.47 metres
8  Wilhelm Blystad (NOR) 1.42 metres
 Léon Dupont (BEL) 1.42 metres
 Walter Henderson (GBR) 1.42 metres
 Frank Irons (USA) 1.42 metres
 Svend Langkjær (DEN) 1.42 metres
 Arthur Mallwitz (GER) 1.42 metres
14  Allan Bengtsson (SWE) 1.40 metres
 Karl Fryksdahl (SWE) 1.40 metres
16  Martin Sheridan (USA) 1.37 metres
17  Lancelot Stafford (GBR) 1.32 metres
 Ludwig Uettwiller (GER) 1.32 metres
19-23  George Barber (CAN) Unknown
 Alfred Flaxman (GBR) Unknown
 Ernest Hutcheon (ANZ) Unknown
 Henri Jardin (FRA) Unknown
 Lawson Robertson (USA) Unknown

Sources[edit]

  • Official Report of the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908).
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1908". Accessed 7 April 2006. Available electronically at [1].