Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Men's high jump victory ceremony.jpg
Men's high jump victory ceremony
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 5–7 August
Competitors 35 from 27 nations
Winning height 2.38
Medalists
Gold medal    Russia
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Canada
Bronze medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    Qatar
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The men's high jump competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom was held at the Olympic Stadium on 5–7 August.[1]

In the qualifying round, nobody needed to take an attempt at the automatic qualifying mark because they were at a tie for the 12th qualifying position at 2.26 metres with no misses before that height. Because there were two pits going on at the same time, they continued to 2.29 and half the field missed, two heights below the auto-qualifier. All the medalists came from those who made 2.29.

In the final, six athletes did not make it back to the qualifying height, including reigning world champion Jesse Williams and defending champion Andrey Silnov. Derek Drouin, Robert Grabarz and Mutaz Essa Barshim were clean through 2.29 and were in a three-way tie for first place. Erik Kynard cleared the next height 2.33. Somehow between jumps, Ivan Ukhov had taken off his singlet and it had gotten lost. As time clicked down, he pinned his number to a T-shirt and quickly took his jump at that height. It was successful, to move into a tie for first place. After the other three had failed, Jamie Nieto made a strategic decision to take an all or nothing jump at 2.36. It was a close attempt, but he missed it, Nieto finishing in 6th, the three-way tie left for the bronze medal. Kynard missed at 2.36, but Ukhov, again in his singlet, cleared. With silver guaranteed, Kynard passed to 2.38 to try to win. He missed but Ukhov again cleared. Kynard again passed to 2.40 to try to win. He missed, keeping the silver, with Ukhov clearly taking the gold.

Competition format[edit]

The competition consisted of two rounds, qualification and final. In qualification, each athlete had three attempts at each height and was eliminated if they failed to clear any height. Athletes who successfully jumped the qualifying height moved on the final. If fewer than 12 reached that height, the best 12 moved on. Cleared heights reset for the final, which followed the same three-attempts-per-height format until all athletes reached a height they could not jump.[2]

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Sunday, 5 August 2012 19:05 Qualifications
Tuesday, 7 August 2012 19:00 Finals

Records[edit]

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

World record  Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.45 m Salamanca, Spain 27 July 1993
Olympic record  Charles Austin (USA) 2.39 m Atlanta, United States 28 July 1996
2012 World leading  Ivan Ukhov (RUS) 2.39 m Cheboksary, Russia 5 July 2012

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 2.32m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality 2.16 2.21 2.26 2.29 Result Note[3]
1 B Robert Grabarz Great Britain o o o 2.29 q
2 B Ivan Ukhov Russia o o xo o 2.29 q
3 A Erik Kynard United States o o o xo 2.29 q
3 B Jesse Williams United States o o o xo 2.29 q
5 B Andriy Protsenko Ukraine o xo xo xo 2.29 q
6 A Derek Drouin Canada o xxo xo xxo 2.29 q
7 B Jamie Nieto United States o o o xxx 2.26 q
8 A Mutaz Essa Barshim Qatar o o xo xx- 2.26 q
8 A Bohdan Bondarenko Ukraine o o xo xx- 2.26 q
8 A Mickael Hanany France o o xo xxx 2.26 q
8 A Andrey Silnov Russia o o xo xxx 2.26 q
12 A Kyriakos Ioannou Cyprus o o xxo xxx 2.26 q
12 B Michael Mason Canada o o xxo xxx 2.26 q
12 B Wanner Miller Colombia o o xxo xxx 2.26 q
15 A Aleksandr Shustov Russia o xo xxo xxx 2.26
16 B Trevor Barry Bahamas o o xxx 2.21
16 B Guilherme Cobbo Brazil o o xxx 2.21
16 A Dmytro Dem'yanyuk Ukraine o o xxx 2.21
16 A Osku Torro Finland o o xxx 2.21
20 B Víctor Moya Cuba xo o xx- x 2.21
21 B Jaroslav Bába Czech Republic o xo xxx 2.21
21 B Diego Ferrín Ecuador o xo xxx 2.21
21 B Gianmarco Tamberi Italy o xo xxx 2.21
21 A Zhang Guowei China o xo xxx 2.21
25 A Konstadínos Baniótis Greece o xxo xxx 2.21
25 B Rožle Prezelj Slovenia o xxo xxx 2.21
27 B Raivydas Stanys Lithuania o xxx 2.16
28 A Majed Aldin Ghazal Syria xo xxx 2.16
28 B Viktor Ninov Bulgaria xo xxx 2.16
30 A Michal Kabelka Slovakia xxo xxx 2.16
30 A Lee Hup Wei Malaysia xxo xxx 2.16
30 A Donald Thomas Bahamas xxo xxx 2.16
N/A A Andrei Churyla Belarus xxx NM
N/A A Darvin Edwards Saint Lucia xxx NM
N/A B Dragutin Topic Serbia xxx NM

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality 2.20 2.25 2.29 2.33 2.36 2.38 2.40 Result Note[4]
1 Ivan Ukhov Russia o o xo o o o x 2.38
2 Erik Kynard United States o xo o o x- x- x 2.33
3 Derek Drouin Canada o o o xxx 2.29
3 Robert Grabarz Great Britain - o o xxx 2.29
3 Mutaz Essa Barshim Qatar o o o xxx 2.29
6 Jamie Nieto United States o o xo xx- x 2.29
7 Bohdan Bondarenko Ukraine xo o xo xxx 2.29
8 Michael Mason Canada o o xxo xxx 2.29
9 Wanner Miller Colombia o o xxx 2.25
9 Jesse Williams United States o o xxx 2.25
9 Andriy Protsenko Ukraine o o xxx 2.25
12 Andrey Silnov Russia o xo xxx 2.25
13 Kyriakos Ioannou Cyprus o xxx 2.20
14 Mickael Hanany France xo xxx 2.20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  2. ^ "Men's High Jump competition format". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Men's High Jump – Qualification". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Men's High Jump – Final". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 7 August 2012.