Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Dates July 6 (qualification)
July 7 (final)
Competitors 26 from 16 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Spencer Martin
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Leroy Brown
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Pierre Lewden
 France
← 1920
1928 →

The men's high jump event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. The competition was held from Sunday, August 6, 1924 and Monday, August 7, 1924.

Twenty-six high jumpers from 16 nations competed.

Records[edit]

These are the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.

World Record 2.03 United States Spencer Martin Urbana (USA) May 27, 1924
Olympic Record 1.936 United States Austin Saunders Antwerp (BEL) August 17, 1920

At first Spencer Martin set a new Olympic record with 1.95 metres. This height was equalized by Leroy Brown but finally Harold Osborn again improved the Olympic record with 1.98 metres.

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The qualification was held on Sunday, August 6, 1924. Jumpers had to pass 1.83 metres to qualify for the final. Nine high jumpers were able to clear this height and qualified for the final. Five competitors were not able to clear any height.

Group 1

Place Athlete Height Overall Rank Qual.
1  Tom Poor (USA) 1.83 1 Q
2  Valter Ever (EST) 1.75 15
3  Bror Kraemer (FIN) 1.70 19
 Édouard Dupiré (FRA) NM -
 Mikuláš Kucsera (TCH) NM -
 Arthur Willis (GBR) NM -

Group 2

Place Athlete Height Overall Rank Qual.
1  Lawrence Roberts (RSA) 1.83 1 Q
 Harold Osborn (USA) 1.83 1 Q
 Pierre Guilloux (FRA) 1.83 1 Q
4  Mikio Oda (JPN) 1.80 10
 Larry Stanley (IRL) 1.80 10
6  Josef Machaň (TCH) 1.75 15
7  Giuseppe Palmieri (ITA) 1.70 18
8  Jack Miller (CAN) 1.65 21

Group 3

Place Athlete Height Overall Rank Qual.
1  Pierre Lewden (FRA) 1.83 1 Q
 Jenő Gáspár (HUN) 1.83 1 Q
 Sverre Helgesen (NOR) 1.83 1 Q
 Helge Jansson (SWE) 1.83 1 Q
 Crawford Kerr (GBR) NM -
 Robert Juday (USA) NM -

Group 4

Place Athlete Height Overall Rank Qual.
1  Leroy Brown (USA) 1.83 1 Q
2  Jean Hénault (BEL) 1.80 10
 Édouard Barbazan (FRA) 1.80 10
 Ivar Sahlin (SWE) 1.80 10
5  Robert Dickinson (GBR) 1.75 15
 Silvio Cator (HAI) 1.75 15
7  Antonios Karyofyllis (GRE) 1.70 18

Final[edit]

The final was held on Monday, August 7, 1924.

Place Athlete Height
1  Spencer Martin (USA) 1.98 OR
2  Leroy Brown (USA) 1.95
3  Pierre Lewden (FRA) 1.92
4  Tom Poor (USA) 1.88
5  Jenő Gáspár (HUN) 1.88
6  Helge Jansson (SWE) 1.85
7  Pierre Guilloux (FRA) 1.85
8  Lawrence Roberts (RSA) 1.83
 Sverre Helgesen (NOR) 1.83

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