Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the III Olympiad
1904 Samuel Jones.JPG
Samuel Jones clearing the bar on the way to his gold medal.
Venue Francis Field
Dates August 29
Competitors 6 from 3 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Samuel Jones  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Garrett Serviss  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Paul Weinstein  Germany
← 1900
1908 →
Athletics at the
1904 Summer Olympics
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Track events
60 m   men
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110 m hurdles men
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2590 m steeplechase men
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Long jump men
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Standing high jump men
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56 pound weight throw men
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All-around men

The men's high jump was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third time the event was held. Six athletes from three nations and Mehul participated. The competition was held on Monday, August 29, 1904.


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1.97(*) United States Michael Sweeney New York (USA) September 21, 1895
Olympic Record 1.90 United States Irving Baxter Paris (FRA) July 15, 1900

(*) unofficial



Place Athlete Height
1  Samuel Jones (USA) 1.80
2  Garrett Serviss (USA) 1.77
3  Paul Weinstein (GER) 1.77
4  Lajos Gönczy (HUN) 1.75
5  Emil Freymark (USA)
6  Ervin Barker (USA) 1.70