Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Date July 20
Competitors 36 from 24 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Brazil
«1948 1956»
Athletics at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The Men's high jump at the 1952 Olympic Games took place on 20 July at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. American athlete Walt Davis won the gold medal and set a new Olympic Record.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record United States Lester Steers (USA) 2.11 m Los Angeles, United States 17 June 1941
Olympic record  Cornelius Johnson (USA) 2.03 m Berlin, Germany 2 August 1936

The following Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
20 July Final  Walt Davis (USA) 2.04 m OR

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification Criteria: Qualifying Performance 1.87 advance to the Final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality Best height Notes
1 A Arnie Betton United States 1.87
1 A Walt Davis United States 1.87
1 B Gösta Svensson Sweden 1.87
4 A Bjørn Gundersen Norway 1.87
4 B Josia Majekodummi Nigeria 1.87
4 B Nafiu Osagie Nigeria 1.87
4 B James Owoo Gold Coast 1.87
4 B Ken Wiesner United States 1.87
9 A Boniface Guobadia Nigeria 1.87
10 A Claude Bénard France 1.87
10 A Jacques Delelienne Belgium 1.87
10 A Mihajlo Dimitrijević Yugoslavia 1.87
10 A Pekka Halme Finland 1.87
10 A Albert Koskinen Finland 1.87
10 B Alan Paterson Great Britain 1.87
10 B Ron Pavitt Great Britain 1.87
10 B José da Conceição Brazil 1.87
10 B Hans Wahli Switzerland 1.87
10 B Peter Wells Great Britain 1.87
20 A Georges Damitio France 1.87
21 B Birger Leirud Norway 1.87
22 B Arne Ljungqvist Sweden 1.87
22 B Ion Söter Romania 1.87
24 A Yury Ilyasov Soviet Union 1.87
25 A Pat Leane Australia 1.87
26 B Sudarmodjo Indonesia 1.87
27 A Teófilo Davis Venezuela 1.87
28 B Yevhen Vansovych Soviet Union 1.87
29 A Nagalingam Ethirveerasingam Ceylon 1.84
30 A Walter Herssens Belgium 1.84
31 A Andres Franco Philippines 1.84
32 A Hércules Azcune Uruguay 1.80
32 A Ernesto Lagos Chile 1.80
34 B Mehnga Singh India 1.70
35 A Arieh Batun-Kleinstub Israel 1.70
36 B Emad El-Din Shafei Egypt 1.70

Final[edit]

The final was held on August 19.

Rank Athlete Nationality 1.70 1.80 1.90 1.95 1.98 2.01 2.04 2.07 Result Notes
1 Walt Davis United States o o o o o o xxx 2.04 OR
2 Ken Wiesner United States o o x– o xxx 2.01
3 José da Conceição Brazil o o o o xxx 1.98
4 Gösta Svensson Sweden o xxo xxx 1.98
5 Ron Pavitt Great Britain o o o o xxx 1.95
6 Ion Söter Romania o xo xxx 1.95
7 Arnie Betton United States o o xo xxx 1.95
8 Bjørn Gundersen Norway o xxx 1.90
9 Jacques Delelienne Belgium o o xxx 1.90
9 Josiah Majekodunmi Nigeria o o xxx 1.90
11 Pekka Halme Finland o o o xxx 1.90
11 Peter Wells Great Britain o o o xxx 1.90
13 Georges Damitio France xo o xxx 1.90
13 Yury Ilyasov Soviet Union xo o xxx 1.90
15 Arne Ljungqvist Sweden xxo xxx 1.90
16 Hans Wahli Switzerland o xo xxx 1.90
17 Birger Leirud Norway xxo xxx 1.90
18 Claude Bénard France o xxo xxx 1.90
18 Nafiu Osagie Nigeria o xxo xxx 1.90
20 Mihajlo Dimitrijević Yugoslavia o xxx 1.80
20 Boniface Guobadia Nigeria o xxx 1.80
20 James Owoo Gold Coast o xxx 1.80
20 Maram Sudarmodjo Indonesia o xxx 1.80
24 Téofilo Davis Venezuela o o xxx 1.80
24 Albert Koskinen Finland o o xxx 1.80
24 Pat Leane Australia o o xxx 1.80
24 Alan Paterson Great Britain o o xxx 1.80
28 Yevhen Vansovych Soviet Union xo xxx 1.80

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