Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Bo Ekelund, Richmond Landon, Harold Muller 1920.jpg
Left-right: Bo Ekelund, Richmond Landon and Harold Muller at the 1920 Olympics
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Dates 15–17 August
Competitors 22 from 9 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Richmond Landon  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Harold Muller  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bo Ekelund  Sweden
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The men's high jump event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held from Sunday 15 to Tuesday 17 August 1920. 22 high jumpers from nine nations competed.[1]

Records[edit]

These are the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 2.01 United States Edward Besson Berkeley (USA) 2 May 1914
Olympic Record 1.93 United States Alma Richards Stockholm (SWE) 8 July 1912

Richmond Landon set a new Olympic record with 1.936 metres.

Results[edit]

The best six high jumpers qualified for the final.

Place Athlete Qual. Final
1  Richmond Landon (USA) 1.80 1.936 OR
2  Harold Muller (USA) 1.80 1.90
3  Bo Ekelund (SWE) 1.80 1.90
4  Walter Whalen (USA) 1.80 1.85
5  John Murphy (USA) 1.80 1.85
6  Benjamin Howard Baker (GBR) 1.80 1.85
7  Einar Thulin (SWE) 1.80 1.80
 Pierre Lewden (FRA) 1.80 1.80
9  René Labat (FRA) 1.80 1.75
 Timothy Carroll (GBR) 1.80 1.75
 Hans Jagenburg (SWE) 1.80 1.75
 Thorvig Svahn (SWE) 1.80 1.75
13  Pierre Guilloux (FRA) 1.75
14  Georges Henrion (BEL) 1.70
 Eric Dunbar (GBR) 1.70
16  Jean Mahy (BEL) 1.65
 Jean Hénault (BEL) 1.65
 Dimitrios Andronidas (GRE) 1.65
 František Stejskal (TCH) 1.65
20  Henri Pleger (LUX) 1.60
21  William Kennedy (CAN) NM
 William Hunter (GBR) NM

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games: Men's High Jump". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 25 December 2017. 

Sources[edit]

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French). 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 23 August 2007.