Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Dates August 15–17
Competitors 22 from 9 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Sweden
«1912 1924»
Athletics at the
1920 Summer Olympics
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The men's high jump event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held from Sunday, August 15, 1920 to Tuesday, August 17, 1920.

22 high jumpers from nine nations competed.

Records[edit]

These are the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 2.01 United States Edward Besson Berkeley (USA) May 2, 1914
Olympic Record 1.93 United States Alma Richards Stockholm (SWE) July 8, 1912

Richmond Landon set a new Olympic record with 1.936 metres.

Results[edit]

The best six high jumpers qualified for the final.

Place Athlete Qual. Final
1  Richmond Landon (USA) 1.80 1.936 OR
2  Harold Muller (USA) 1.80 1.90
3  Bo Ekelund (SWE) 1.80 1.90
4  Walter Whalen (USA) 1.80 1.85
5  John Murphy (USA) 1.80 1.85
6  Benjamin Howard Baker (GBR) 1.80 1.85
7  Einar Thulin (SWE) 1.80 1.80
 Pierre Lewden (FRA) 1.80 1.80
9  René Labat (FRA) 1.80 1.75
 Timothy Carroll (GBR) 1.80 1.75
 Hans Jagenburg (SWE) 1.80 1.75
 Thorvig Svahn (SWE) 1.80 1.75
13  Pierre Guilloux (FRA) 1.75
14  Georges Henrion (BEL) 1.70
 Eric Dunbar (GBR) 1.70
16  Jean Mahy (BEL) 1.65
 Jean Hénault (BEL) 1.65
 Dimitrios Andronidas (GRE) 1.65
 František Stejskal (TCH) 1.65
20  Henri Pleger (LUX) 1.60
21  William Kennedy (CAN) NM
 William Hunter (GBR) NM

References[edit]

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report.  (French)
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich". Retrieved 23 August 2007.  (Polish)