Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump
|Men's high jump
at the Games of the II Olympiad
|Venue||Bois de Boulogne|
|Competitors||8 from 7 nations|
|Athletics at the
1900 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|200 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|2500 m steeplechase||men|
|4000 m steeplechase||men|
|5000 m team race||men|
|Standing long jump||men|
|Standing triple jump||men|
|Standing high jump||men|
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1900 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||1.97(*)||Michael Sweeney||New York (USA)||September 21, 1895|
|Olympic Record||1.81||Ellery Clark||Athens (GRE)||April 10, 1896 (NS)|
Irving Baxter improved the Olympic record twice. At first he jumped 1.85 metres and finally he also cleared 1.90 metres.
Baxter won easily, clearing 1.85 metres and 1.90 metres. With no one else close, he attempted to break the world record, 1.97 metres at the time. He failed all three times he attempted it, but still took the gold medal.
|1||Irving Baxter (USA)||1.90 m|
|2||Patrick Leahy (GBR)||1.78 m|
|3||Lajos Gönczy (HUN)||1.75 m|
|4||Carl Albert Andersen (NOR)||1.70 m|
|Erik Lemming (SWE)||1.70 m|
|Waldemar Steffen (GER)||1.70 m|
|7||Louis Monnier (FRA)||1.60 m|
|8||Tore Blom (SWE)||1.50 m|
- International Olympic Committee.
- De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1900". Accessed 18 March 2006. Available electronically at .
- Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.