Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Athletics at the
1956 Summer Olympics
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These are the official results of the men's high jump event at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Twenty-eight contestants met on the morning of the first day of the athletic contests, on Friday November 23, 1956, and 22 cleared the qualifying height of 1.92 metres, to meet again in the afternoon.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Charles Dumas
United States (USA)
 Chilla Porter
Australia (AUS)
 Igor Kashkarov
Soviet Union (URS)

Records[edit]

These are the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1956 Summer Olympics.

World Record 2.15 United States Charles Dumas Los Angeles (USA) June 29, 1956
Olympic Record 2.04 United States Walt Davis Helsinki (FIN) July 20, 1952

The standing Olympic record was bettered or equalized ten times.

Charles Dumas, Chilla Porter, Igor Kashkarov, and Stig Pettersson cleared 2.06 metres. Then Charles Dumas, Chilla Porter, and Igor Kashkarov also cleared 2.08 metres. Charles Dumas and Chilla Porter were also able to clear 2.10 metres. Finally Charles Dumas set the new Olympic record with 2.12 metres.

Results[edit]

RANK NAME ATHLETE HEIGHT
Med 1.png  Charles Dumas (USA) 2.12 m
Med 2.png  Chilla Porter (AUS) 2.10 m
Med 3.png  Igor Kashkarov (URS) 2.08 m
4.  Stig Pettersson (SWE) 2.06 m
5.  Ken Money (CAN) 2.03 m
6.  Vladimir Sitkin (URS) 2.00 m
7.  Phil Reavis (USA) 2.00 m
7.  Colin Ridgway (AUS) 2.00 m
9.  Julius Chigbolu (NGR) 2.00 m
10.  Vernon Wilson (USA) 2.00 m
11.  Maurice Fournier (FRA) 1.96 m
12.  Patrick Etolu (UGA) 1.96 m
13.  Yukio Ishikawa (JPN) 1.96 m
14.  Ajit Singh (IND) 1.96 m
15.  Ernle Haisley (JAM) 1.96 m
16.  Peter Wells (GBR) 1.96 m
17.  Ciriaco Baronda (PHI) 1.92 m
18.  Joseph Leresae (KEN) 1.92 m
19.  Vincent Gabriel (NGR) 1.92 m
20.  Yang Chuan-Kwang (ROC) 1.86 m
21.  Nagalingam Ethirveerasingam (CEY) 1.86 m
22.  José Telles da Conçeicão (BRA) 1.86 m
 Gianmario Roveraro (ITA) DNQ
 John Vernon (AUS) DNQ
 I Gusti Putu Oka Mona (INA) DNQ
 Maridjo Wirjodimedjo (INA) DNQ
 Bengt Nilsson (SWE) DNQ
 Vladimir Polyakov (URS) DNQ

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