Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump
|Men's high jump
at the Games of the I Olympiad
A picture from events
|Competitors||5 from 3 nations|
|Athletics at the
1896 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
The men's high jump was one of four jumping events on the Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. The high jump was held on 10 April. Five competitors took part in the event, three of them Americans. Ellery Clark, who had previously won the long jump, also won this event. Garrett and Connolly tied for second place.
|1||Ellery Clark (USA)||1.81 m|
|2||Robert Garrett (USA)||1.65 m|
|James Connolly (USA)||1.65 m|
|4||Henrik Sjöberg (SWE)||1.60 m|
|5||Fritz Hofmann (GER)||1.55 m|
All five cleared the bar at 1.50 and 1.55 metres. Hofmann was unable to clear 1.60 metres. Sjöberg made that jump, but could not clear 1.625 metres. All three Americans made that mark and the next, at 1.65 metres, but only Clark was able to clear 1.675 metres. He then cleared 1.70, 1.75, and 1.81 metres successively.
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