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

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Women's high jump
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium, Munich, West Germany
Date September 3 & 4
Medalists
Gold medal    West Germany
Silver medal    Bulgaria
Bronze medal    Austria
«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
Marathon men
20 km walk men
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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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

These are the official results of the Women's high jump event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. The competition was held on 3 and 4 of September. Austrian Ilona Gusenbauer was the favorite after her 1971 European Athletics Championships victory. There were 40 jumpers and 23 qualified for the final making it a long day for the jumpers involved with such a big field. This competition still used a mixture of the straddle technique and the newer Fosbury Flop technique. Meyfarth at the age of 16 years, 123 days, was and still is the youngest winner of an individual medal in athletics.[1]

Results[edit]

All jumpers reaching 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) and the top 12 including ties qualified for the finals. All qualifiers are listed in blue. All heights are listed in metres.

Qualifying[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Group Mark 1.60 1.65 1.70 1.73 1.76
1T Ilona Gusenbauer Austria A 1.76 p p o o o
1T Yordanka Blagoeva Bulgaria A 1.76 p p o o o
1T Grith Ejstrup Denmark B 1.76 p p o o o
1T Rita Gildemeister East Germany A 1.76 p p o o o
1T Rita Schmidt East Germany A 1.76 p p o o o
6T Debbie Brill Canada B 1.76 p o o o o
6T Rosemarie Witschas East Germany A 1.76 p o o o o
6T Renate Gärtner West Germany A 1.76 p o o o o
6T Ulrike Meyfarth West Germany A 1.76 p o o o o
6T Ellen Mundinger West Germany A 1.76 p o o o o
6T Sara Simeoni Italy B 1.76 p o o o o
6T Audrey Reid Jamaica A 1.76 p o o o o
6T Ria Ahlers Netherlands A 1.76 p o o o o
6T Cornelia Popescu Romania A 1.76 p o o o o
15 Snežana Hrepevnik Yugoslavia A 1.76 o o xxo xxo o
16 Solveig Langkilde Denmark A 1.76 p p o o xo
17T Erika Rudolf Hungary A 1.76 p o o o xo
17T Andrea Bruce Jamaica B 1.76 p o o o xo
19 Alena Prosková Czechoslovakia A 1.76 o o o o xo
20T Milada Karbanová Czechoslovakia A 1.76 o o xo o xo
20T Miloslava Hübnerová Czechoslovakia A 1.76 o xo o o xo
22 Barbara Inkpen Great Britain A 1.76 o o xxo o xo
23 Magdolna Komka Hungary A 1.76 p o o o xxo
24 Breda Babošek Yugoslavia A 1.73 p o xo o xxx
25 Marima Rodríguez Cuba A 1.73 p p xxo o xxx
26 Antonina Lazaryeva Soviet Union A 1.73 p o o xo xxx
27 Rosaline Few Great Britain B 1.73 o o o xo xxx
28 Beatrixe Rechner Switzerland B 1.73 p xo xo xo xxx
29 Louise Hannah Canada B 1.73 o o o xxo xxx
30T Penelope Dimmock Great Britain B 1.70 o o o xxx
30T Deanne Wilson United States B 1.70 o o o xxx
32 Cindy Gilbert United States B 1.70 xo o xxo xxx
33T Michiyo Inaoka Japan B 1.65 o o xxx
33T Doris Bisang Switzerland B 1.65 o o xxx
35T Mihoko Yama Japan B 1.65 o xo xxx
35T Roxana Vulescu Romania B 1.65 o xo xxx
37 Lára Sveinsdóttir Iceland B 1.60 o xxx
38 Sandi Goldsberry United States B 1.60 xo xxx
Nnenna Njoku Nigeria B NM xxx
Wu Yu-Chih Republic of China B NM xxx
Galina Filatova Soviet Union A DNS
Margit Papp Hungary A DNS
Kari Karlsen Norway B DNS
Maria Luisa Vilca Peru B DNS
Gladys Chaingmei Malaysia B DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1.60 1.66 1.71 1.76 1.79 1.82 1.85 1.88 1.90 1.92 1.94
1st Ulrike Meyfarth West Germany 1.92
WR
p p o o o o o o xo o xxx
2nd Yordanka Blagoeva Bulgaria 1.88 p p o o o o o o xxx
3rd Ilona Gusenbauer Austria 1.88 p p xo xo o o xxo xo xxx
4 Barbara Inkpen Great Britain 1.85 p o o o o o o xxx
5 Rita Schmidt East Germany 1.85 p p o o o o xo xxx
6 Sara Simeoni Italy 1.85 p p o o o xo xo xxx
7 Rosemarie Witschas East Germany 1.85 p o o o o o xxo xxx
8 Debbie Brill Canada 1.82 p p o o o o xxx
9 Andrea Bruce Jamaica 1.82 p o o o o o xxx
10 Ellen Mundinger West Germany 1.82 p p o o xo o xxx
11 Audrey Reid Jamaica 1.82 p p o xo xo o xxx
12T Grith Ejstrup Denmark 1.82 p p o o o xo xxx
12T Rita Gildemeister East Germany 1.82 p p o o o xo xxx
14 Renate Gärtner West Germany 1.82 p p o o o xxo xxx
15 Miloslava Hübnerová Czechoslovakia 1.82 p o o xo o xxo xxx
16T Erika Rudolf Hungary 1.79 p o o o o xxx
16T Ria Ahlers Netherlands 1.79 p o o o o xxx
18 Alena Prosková Czechoslovakia 1.79 p p xo o o xxx
19 Cornelia Popescu Romania 1.76 p o o o xxx
20 Snežana Hrepevnik Yugoslavia 1.76 o o o o xxx
21 Solveig Langkilde Denmark 1.76 p p p xo xxx
22 Milada Karbanová Czechoslovakia 1.76 p o xo xxo xxx
23 Magdolna Komka Hungary 1.71 p p o xxx

Key: WR = world record; o = cleared height; p = passed at height; x = failed jump; NM = no mark; DNS = did not start

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports Reference. "Athletics at the 1972 München Summer Games: Women's High Jump". Retrieved 2012-02-29.