Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 9 & 10
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1968 1976»
Athletics at the
1972 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 women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 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 women
Road events
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20 km walk men
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Triple jump men
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Pole vault men
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Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
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Combined events
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's high jump field event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place on September 9 & 10. The top jumper of the previous year, world record holder and winner of the Pan American Games, was Pat Matzdorf from the United States. But in a surprise, he failed to make the US team, leaving the field wide open. Jüri Tarmak was the last man to win Olympic gold medal using the straddle technique. The more popular and more widely used Fosbury Flop technique was the most common technique used.

Results[edit]

Top 12 and ties and all jumpers clearing 2.15 m (7 ft 12 in) advanced to the finals. All heights are listed in metres.

Qualifying[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Group Mark 1.80 1.90 2.00 2.06 2.09 2.12 2.15
1T Henry Elliott France A 2.15 p p p o o o o
1T Dwight Stones United States A 2.15 p p p p o o o
3T Vasilios Papadimitriou Greece A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T István Major Hungary A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Ádám Szepesi Hungary A 2.15 p p o o o o o
3T Enzo del Forno Italy B 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Serban Ioan Romania A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Jan Dahlgren Sweden A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Rustam Akhmetov Soviet Union A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Kęstutis Šapka Soviet Union A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Jüri Tarmak Soviet Union A 2.15 p p p o o o o
12 Hermann Magerl West Germany A 2.15 p p p o p xo o
13 John Beers Canada B 2.15 p p xo o o xo o
14T John Hawkins Canada B 2.15 p p o o o o xo
14T Bernard Gauthier France A 2.15 p p o o o o xo
16 Stefan Junge East Germany A 2.15 p p o o p xxo xo
17 Lawrie Peckham Australia A 2.15 p p o o xxo o xo
18 Hidehiko Tomizawa Japan A 2.15 p p xo o o xxo xxo
19 Gian Marco Schivo Italy A 2.15 p o o xo o xxo xxo
20 Chris Dunn United States A 2.12 p p p o p o xxx
21 Roman Moravec Czechoslovakia A 2.12 p p o o o o xxx
22 Ron Jourdan United States A 2.12 p o o o o o xxx
23 Petar Bogdanoy Bulgaria A 2.12 p p o o o xo xxx
24 Ingomar Sieghart West Germany B 2.12 p o o o xo xo xxx
25 Teymour Ghiassi Iran B 2.12 p p o o o xxo xxx
26 Ioannis Kousoulas Greece B 2.12 p o o o xxo xxo xxx
27 József Tihanyi Hungary A 2.09 p p o o o xxx
28 Rick Cuttell Canada B 2.09 p p xo xo o xxx
29 Jaroslav Alexa Czechoslovakia A 2.09 p p o o xo xxx
30 Michel Patry Switzerland B 2.09 p o xo o xo p xxx
31 Kuniyoshi Sugioka Japan B 2.06 p p o o xxx
32 Park Sang-Su South Korea B 2.00 p o o xxx
33 T Noor Azhar Hamid Singapore B 2.00 o o o xxx
33T Abdullah Noor Wasughe Somalia B 2.00 o o o xxx
35 Ahmed Senoussi Chad B 2.00 p p xo xxx
36T Luis Barrionuevo Argentina B 1.90 p o xxx
36T Sitha Sin Khmer Republic B 1.90 p o xxx
36T Daniel Mkandawire Malawi B 1.90 p o xxx
39 Hamadou Evelé Cameroon B 1.90 p xo xxx
40 Suresh Babu India B 1.90 p xxo xxx
- Leif Falkum Norway B DNS -
- Irolan Hechavarria Cuba B DNS -
- Bogusław Białek Poland B DNS -

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 2.00 2.05 2.10 2.15 2.18 2.21 2.23 2.26
1st Jüri Tarmak Soviet Union 2.23 p p o o o xo xo xxx
2nd Stefan Junge East Germany 2.21 p xo o o o xo xxx
3rd Dwight Stones United States 2.21 p p o o o xxo xxx
4 Hermann Magerl West Germany 2.18 p o o xo o xxx
5 Ádám Szepesi Hungary 2.18 o o o o xxo xxx
6T John Beers Canada 2.15 p o o o xxx
6T István Major Hungary 2.15 p o o o xxx
8 Rustam Akhmetov Soviet Union 2.15 o o o o xxx
9 John Hawkins Canada 2.15 p o xo o xxx
10 Enzo Del Forro Italy 2.15 o o o xo xxx
11 Jan Dahlgren Sweden 2.15 p o xo xo xxx
12 Vasilios Papadimitriou Greece 2.15 p o o xxo xxx
13 Kęstutis Šapka Soviet Union 2.15 p o o xxo xxx
14 Bernard Gauthier France 2.15 o o xo xxo xxx
15 Henry Elliott France 2.10 p p o p xxx
16 Serban Ioan Romania 2.10 o p o xxx
17 Gian Marco Schivo Italy 2.10 p o xo xxx
18 Lawrie Peckham Australia 2.10 o o xo xxx
19 Hidehiko Tomizawa Japan 2.05 xo o xxx

Key: o = clear ; p = pass; x = fail; DNS = did not start

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