Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing Olympic Stadium
Date 17 August 2008 (qualification)
19 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 40 from 28 nations
Winning distance 2.36
Medalists
Gold medal    Russia
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    Russia
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Athletics at the
2008 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 women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men women
4 × 100 m relay men women
4 × 400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's high jump at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 17–19 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 2.30 m (7.55 ft) (A standard) and 2.27 m (7.45 ft) (B standard).[2]

Notably, reigning world champion Donald Thomas, who cleared 2.32 metres in Osaka 2007, finished only in twenty-first place, but failed to advance into the final round.

Records[edit]

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

World record Cuba Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.45 m Salamanca, Spain 27 July 1993
Olympic record  Charles Austin (USA) 2.39 m Atlanta, USA 27 July 1996

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification Criteria: Qualifying Performance 2.32 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality 2.10 2.15 2.20 2.25 2.29 Result Notes
1 A Jaroslav Bába Czech Republic - o o o o 2.29 q
1 B Jessé de Lima Brazil - o o o o 2.29 q
1 B Tomáš Janků Czech Republic o o o o o 2.29 q
1 A Germaine Mason Great Britain - o o o o 2.29 q
5 A Raúl Spank Germany - o o xo o 2.29 q
6 B Martyn Bernard Great Britain - o o o xo 2.29 q
6 A Stefan Holm Sweden - o o o xo 2.29 q
6 B Andrey Silnov Russia - o o o xo 2.29 q
9 B Filippo Campioli Italy o o o o xxx 2.25 q
9 A Rožle Prezelj Slovenia - o o o xxx 2.25 q
9 A Yaroslav Rybakov Russia - o o o xxx 2.25 q
12 B Tom Parsons Great Britain - o xo o xxx 2.25 q
13 A Andra Manson United States - xo xo o xxx 2.25
14 A Andrea Bettinelli Italy - o o xo xxx 2.25
14 A Mickael Hanany France o o o xo xxx 2.25
14 A Vyacheslav Voronin Russia - o o xo xxx 2.25
17 A Dragutin Topić Serbia - o xo xo xxx 2.25
18 B Kyriakos Ioannou Cyprus - xo xo xo xxx 2.25
19 B Michael Mason Canada - o o xxo xxx 2.25
19 B Jesse Williams United States - o o xxo xxx 2.25
21 B Dmytro Demyanyuk Ukraine o o o xxx 2.20
21 A Niki Palli Israel o o o xxx 2.20
21 A Donald Thomas Bahamas - o o xxx 2.20
24 A Michał Bieniek Poland - xo o xxx 2.20
24 A Majed Aldin Gazal Syria o xo o xxx 2.20 =NR
26 A Dusty Jonas United States o o xo xxx 2.20
26 B Linus Thörnblad Sweden - o xo xxx 2.20
28 B James Grayman Antigua and Barbuda xo xxo xo xxx 2.20
29 B Javier Bermejo Spain o o xxo xxx 2.20
29 B Kabelo Kgosiemang Botswana - o xxo xxx 2.20
29 B Alessandro Talotti Italy o o xxo xxx 2.20
32 B Lee Hup Wei Malaysia o xo xxo xxx 2.20
33 A Peter Horák Slovakia o xo xxx 2.15
33 B Yuriy Krymarenko Ukraine o xo xxx 2.15
33 A Gerardo Martínez Mexico o xo xxx 2.15
36 B Naoyuki Daigo Japan xxo xxo xxx 2.15
37 A Konstadínos Baniótis Greece xo xxx 2.10
37 B Sergey Zasimovich Kazakhstan xo xxx 2.10
39 A Oleksandr Nartov Ukraine xxo xxx 2.10
B Huang Haiqiang China xxx NM

Final[edit]

The final was held on August 19.

Rank Athlete Nationality 2.15 2.20 2.25 2.29 2.32 2.34 2.36 2.42 Result Notes
1st Andrey Silnov Russia o o o o o o xxx 2.36
2nd Germaine Mason Great Britain o o x– o o xxx 2.34 PB
3rd Yaroslav Rybakov Russia o o o xxo o xxx 2.34 SB
4 Stefan Holm Sweden o o o o x– xx 2.32
5 Raúl Spank Germany o o o o xxo xx– x 2.32 PB
6 Jaroslav Bába Czech Republic o o o o x– x– x 2.29
7 Tomáš Janků Czech Republic o o o xo x– xx 2.29
8 Tom Parsons Great Britain o o o xxx 2.25
9 Martyn Bernard Great Britain o o xo x– xx 2.25
10 Jessé de Lima Brazil o o xxx 2.20
10 Filippo Campioli Italy o xxx 2.20
12 Rožle Prezelj Slovenia o xxo xxx 2.20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.