Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's standing high jump

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Men's standing high jump
at the Games of the V Olympiad
1912 Platt Adams5.JPG
Adams on the way to win the gold medal.
Venue Stockholm Olympic Stadium
Date July 13
Competitors 18 from 9 nations
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Greece
Athletics at the
1912 Summer Olympics
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The men's standing high jump was a track and field athletics event held as part of the athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth and final appearance of the event. The competition was held on Saturday, July 13, 1912.

Ray Ewry, who was the three-time defending champion in the event, did not compete in 1912. The silver medalist from 1908, Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, took bronze. Platt Adams, the fifth-place finisher four years earlier, won the event. Benjamin Adams finished second. Each of the three standing high jump medalists also medaled in the standing long jump, though in a different order.

Eighteen high jumpers from nine nations competed.


Place Athlete Preliminary Final Mark
1.30 1.35 1.40 1.45 1.48 1.50 Qual. 1.30 1.40 1.45 1.50 1.55 1.60 1.63 1.66
Med 1.png  Platt Adams (USA) O O O O O O QF O O O O O XO O XXX 1.63
Med 2.png  Benjamin Adams (USA) O O O O --- O QF O O O O O O XXX --- 1.60
Med 3.png  Konstantinos Tsiklitiras (GRE) O O O O --- O QF O O O XO XO XXX --- --- 1.55
4  Edvard Möller (SWE) O O O O --- O QF O O O O XXX --- --- --- 1.50
 Leo Goehring (USA) O O O XXO --- XO QF O XO O O XXX --- --- --- 1.50
 Richard Byrd (USA) O O O O --- XXO QF O O O XO XXX --- --- --- 1.50
7  Forest Fletcher (USA) O O O O --- XXX 1.45
 Rudolf Smedmark (SWE) O O O O --- XXX 1.45
 Frank Belote (USA) O O XXO O --- XXX 1.45
 Géo André (FRA) --- O XO XO --- XXX 1.45
 Leif Ekman (SWE) O O O XXO --- XXX 1.45
 Karl Bergh (SWE) O O O XXO XXX --- 1.45
13  Rodolfo Hammersley (CHI) O O O XXX --- --- 1.40
 Alfred Schwarz (RUS) O O O XXX --- --- 1.40
 Birger Brodtkorb (NOR) XO XO XO XXX --- --- 1.40
16  Benjamin Howard Baker (GBR) XO O XXX --- --- --- 1.35
17  Helmer Måhl (SWE) O --- --- --- --- --- 1.30
18  Andor Horvag (HUN) --- XXX --- --- --- --- None
Platt Adams in action.
Bronze medalist Konstantinos Tsiklitiras.


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