Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 20–21 October
Competitors 29 from 20 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    United States
«1960 1968»
Athletics at the
1964 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men
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10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
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3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
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Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
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Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
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The men's high jump was one of four men's jumping events on the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. Qualification was held on October 20, 1964, with the final on October 21. 29 athletes from 20 nations entered, with 1 not starting in the qualification round.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1964 Summer Olympics.

World Record 2.28 Soviet Union Valeriy Brumel Moscow (URS) July 21, 1963
Olympic Record 2.16 Soviet Union Robert Shavlakadze Rome (ITA) September 1, 1960
2.16 Soviet Union Valeriy Brumel Rome (ITA) September 1, 1960

At first Valeriy Brumel, John Thomas and John Rambo equalled the Olympic record with 2.16 metres. Then firstly Valeriy Brumel and later also John Thomas set a new Olympic record with 2.18 metres.

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Jumpers had to pass 2.06 metres to qualify for the final. The bar started at 1.90 metres, increasing gradually to 2.06 metres. Each jumper had three attempts at each height or could skip any lower height (but could not return to a lower height if he determined that he could not succeed).

Place Athlete Nation Best mark 1.90 1.95 2.00 2.03 2.06
1 Valeriy Brumel Soviet Union 2.06 metres - - O XXO O
Mauro Bogliatto Italy 2.06 metres - O O XO O
Ed Caruthers United States 2.06 metres O XO O O O
Edward Czernik Poland 2.06 metres - O O O O
Ralf Drecoll Germany 2.06 metres O O O O O
Henri Elendé Congo 2.06 metres O - O - O
Mahamat Idriss Chad 2.06 metres - O O O O
Samuel Igun Nigeria 2.06 metres O O XO XO XO
Evgeni Yordanov Bulgaria 2.06 metres O XO XO O O
Rudolf Köppen Germany 2.06 metres - XO O XXO XO
Gordon Miller Great Britain 2.06 metres O O XXO XO XXO
Kjell-Åke Nilsson Sweden 2.06 metres - O XO O XO
Lawrence Peckham Australia 2.06 metres O O O XO O
Stig Pettersson Sweden 2.06 metres - O O O XO
John Rambo United States 2.06 metres O O O XO O
Wolfgang Schillkowski Germany 2.06 metres O O O XO XO
Robert Shavlakadze Soviet Union 2.06 metres - - O O O
Valeriy Skvortsov Soviet Union 2.06 metres - O O O O
Anthony Sneazwell Australia 2.06 metres - XO O O XO
John Thomas United States 2.06 metres - - XO O O
21 Luis Garriga Spain 2.03 metres O O O XXO XXX
22 Henrik Hellén Finland 2.00 metres O O O XXX
Robert Sainte-Rose France 2.00 metres O O O XXX
24 Kuniyoshi Sugioka Japan 2.00 metres O XO O XXX
25 Jón Ólaffson Iceland 2.00 metres O O XO XXX
26 Roberto Abugattas Peru 1.95 metres O XO XXX
27 Kinya Miyazaki Japan 1.90 metres O - XXX
28 Katesepswasdi Bhakdikul Thailand No mark XXX
Cha Won Sil North Korea Did not start

Final[edit]

Each jumper again had three attempts at each height, with the bar starting at 1.90 metres. Three jumpers were unable to perform as well as they had in the qualification.

Place Athlete Nation Best mark 1.90 1.95 2.00 2.03 2.06 2.09 2.12 2.14 2.16 2.18 2.20
1 Valeriy Brumel Soviet Union 2.18 metres OR - - O O O O O XXO O O XXX
2 John Thomas United States 2.18 metres OR - - O O O O XO XXO XO O XXX
3 John Rambo United States 2.16 metres - - O O O O XO O XXO XXX
4 Stig Pettersson Sweden 2.14 metres - - O - O O XO XO XXX
5 Robert Shavlakadze Soviet Union 2.14 metres - - - O O O O XXO XXX
6 Ralf Drecoll Germany 2.09 metres - O O O O O XXX
Kjell-Åke Nilsson Sweden 2.09 metres - O O O O O XXX
8 Ed Caruthers United States 2.09 metres - - O O XO O XXX
9 Mahamat Idriss Chad 2.09 metres - - O O O XO XXX
10 Lawrence Peckham Australia 2.09 metres O O O O O XO XXX
11 Edward Czernik Poland 2.06 metres - - O - O XXX
12 Evgeni Yordanov Bulgaria 2.06 metres - O O O O XXX
13 Anthony Sneazwell Australia 2.06 metres - XO O XXO O XXX
14 Valeriy Skvortsov Soviet Union 2.06 metres - O O O XO XXX
15 Samuel Igun Nigeria 2.06 metres O O O O XO XXX
16 Mauro Bogliatto Italy 2.06 metres - XO O O XO XXX
17 Wolfgang Schillkowski Germany 2.06 metres O O O O XXO XXX
18 Gordon Miller Great Britain 2.03 metres O O O O XXX
19 Rudolf Köppen Germany 2.00 metres O O O XXX
20 Henri Elendé Congo 1.90 metres O - XXX

References[edit]

Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's High Jump