Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the V Olympiad
1912 Alma Richards.JPG
Richards on the way to win the gold medal.
Venue Stockholm Olympic Stadium
Dates July 7–8
Competitors 37 from 10 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Germany
Bronze medal    United States
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Athletics at the
1912 Summer Olympics
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Silver medalist Hans Liesche.
And the bronze medalist George Horine in action.

The men's high jump, also known as the running high jump to distinguish it from the standing high jump, was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event, which is one of 12 to have been held at every Summer Olympics. The competition was held on July 7, 1912 and on July 8, 1912.

Thirty-seven high jumpers from ten nations competed.

Records[edit]

These are the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics.

World Record 2.00 United States George Horine Palo Alto (USA) May 28, 1912
Olympic Record 1.90 United States Irving Baxter Paris (FRA) July 15, 1900
1.90 United States Harry Porter London (GBR) July 21, 1908

At first Hans Liesche set a new Olympic record with 1.91 metres. But Alma Richards was able to equalize this mark, when he also jumped 1.91 metres. Finally Alma Richards set a new Olympic record with 1.93 metres.

Results[edit]

Place Athlete Preliminary Final Mark
1.60 1.70 1.75 1.80 1.83 Qual. 1.60 1.70 1.75 1.80 1.83 1.85 1.87 1.89 1.91 1.93
Med 1.png  Alma Richards (USA) O O O XO O QF O O O XO XXO O XXO XXO XXO O 1.93
Med 2.png  Hans Liesche (GER) O O O O O QF O O O O O O O XO XO XXX 1.91
Med 3.png  George Horine (USA) O O O O XO QF O O O O XO O O XO XXX --- 1.89
4  Egon Erickson (USA) O O O XO O QF O O O O O XO XO XXX --- --- 1.87
 Jim Thorpe (USA) O O XO O XXO QF XO O O O O O O XXX --- --- 1.87
6  Harry Grumpelt (USA) O O XO O O QF O O O XO O XXO XXX --- --- --- 1.85
 John Johnstone (USA) --- O O XO XO QF O O O O XXO XO XXX --- --- --- 1.85
8  Karl-Axel Kullerstrand (SWE) O O O O O QF O O O XO O XXX --- --- --- --- 1.83
9  Timothy Carroll (GBR) XO O XXO O XO QF O O O XO XXX --- --- --- --- --- 1.80
 Iván Wardener (HUN) O O O O O QF O O O XO XXX --- --- --- --- --- 1.80
11  Benjamin Howard Baker (GBR) XO O O O O QF O O O XXX --- --- --- --- --- --- 1.75
12  Jervis Burdick (USA) O O O XO XXX 1.80
13  Wesley Oler (USA) O O O XXX --- 1.75
 Richard Sjöberg (SWE) O O O XXX --- 1.75
 Arvo Laine (FIN) O XO O XXX --- 1.75
 Harold Enright (USA) O O XO XXX --- 1.75
 Gösta Hallberg (SWE) X-- O XO XXX --- 1.75
 Otto Monsen (NOR) --- XO XO XXX --- 1.75
 Gerhard Meling (NOR) --- XO XXO XXX --- 1.75
 Ole Aarnæs (NOR) O XO XXO XXX --- 1.75
 André Labat (FRA) O XO XXO XXX --- 1.75
 Otto Röhr (GER) O XO XXO XXX --- 1.75
23  Thomas O'Donahue (GBR) --- O --- --- --- 1.70
 Platt Adams (USA) O O --- --- --- 1.70
 Paulus af Uhr (SWE) X-- XO XXX --- --- 1.70
 Ragnar Mattson (SWE) X-- XO XXX --- --- 1.70
 Géo André (FRA) XO XO XXX --- --- 1.70
28  Thage Brauer (SWE) O X-- --- --- --- 1.60
 Rodolfo Hammersley (CHI) O X-- --- --- --- 1.60
 Gustaf Holmér (SWE) O X-- --- --- --- 1.60
 Lajos Ludinszky (HUN) O X-- --- --- --- 1.60
 Michel Meerz (FRA) O X-- --- --- --- 1.60
 Alfredo Pagani (ITA) O XXX --- --- --- 1.60
34  Marius Delaby (FRA) --- X-- --- --- --- None
 Armand Estang (FRA) --- X-- --- --- --- None
 John Nicholson (USA) --- XXX --- --- --- None
 Angelo Tonini (ITA) X-- XXX --- --- --- None

References[edit]

  • Bergvall, Erik (ed.) (1913). Adams-Ray, Edward (trans.)., ed. The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912. Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand. 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich". Retrieved 4 January 2007.  (Polish)