Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's standing high jump

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Men's standing high jump
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Venue Bois de Boulogne
Date July 16
Competitors 3 from 1 nation
1st, gold medalist(s) Ray Ewry
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Irving Baxter
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lewis Sheldon
 United States
1904 →

The men's standing high jump was a track & field athletics event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was held on July 16, 1900. Three athletes, all from the United States, competed in the standing high jump.


Place Athlete Height
1  Ray Ewry (USA) 1.655 m WR
2  Irving Baxter (USA) 1.525 m
3  Lewis Sheldon (USA) 1.500 m

Ewry had little difficulty winning this event, setting a world record at 1.630 metres and then another at 1.655 metres, also the first Olympic record.


  • International Olympic Committee.
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1900". Accessed 18 March 2006. Available electronically at [1].
  • 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.