Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Women's high jump

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The women's high jump event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1928 Summer Olympics. It was the first appearance of the event marked the debut of women's Olympic athletics. The competition was held on Sunday, August 5, 1928. Twenty high jumpers from nine nations competed.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Ethel Catherwood
 Canada
Lien Gisolf
 Netherlands
Mildred Wiley
 United States

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1.58 Canada Ethel Catherwood Regina (CAN) September 6, 1926
1.58 Netherlands Lien Gisolf Brussels (BEL) July 3, 1928
1.60(*) South Africa Marjorie Clark London (GBR) June 23, 1928
1.60(*) Canada Ethel Catherwood Halifax (CAN) July 2, 1928
Olympic Record -

(*) unofficial

In the final Ethel Catherwood set a new official world record with 1.595 metres.

Results[edit]

Qualification

The qualification started at 1.15 p.m. The top 12 and ties and all those clearing the qualification height of 1.40 metres qualified for the final. The jumping order and the jumping series are not available. Only the Romanian Irina Orendi was unable to clear 1.40 metres, which means that nineteen high jumpers competed in the final.

Final

The final started at 2.30 p.m. on the same day. The jumping order is not available and the jumping series are only known for the medalists.

Place Athlete Qual. Height 1.45 1.48 1.51 1.54 1.56 1.58 1.60[2] Final Height
1  Ethel Catherwood (CAN) 1.40 O O O O O O XXO 1.595[2] WR
2  Lien Gisolf (NED) 1.40 O O O XO XO XXX 1.56
3  Mildred Wiley (USA) 1.40 O O O XO XO XXX 1.56
4  Jean Shiley (USA) 1.40 1.51
5  Marjorie Clark (RSA) 1.40 1.48
6  Helma Notte (GER) 1.40 1.48
7  Inge Braumüller (GER) 1.40 1.48
8  Catherine Maguire (USA) 1.40 1.48
9  Marion Holley (USA) 1.40 1.48
10  Léontine Stevens (BEL) 1.40 1.48
11  Hélène Bons (FRA) 1.40 1.45
12  Lucienne Laudré (FRA) 1.40 1.45
13  Bride Adams-Ray (SWE) 1.40 1.45
14  Évelyne Cloupet (FRA) 1.40 1.40
15  Ann-Margret Ahlstrand (SWE) 1.40 1.40
16  Sidonie Verschueren (BEL) 1.40 1.40
17  Elise Van Truyen (BEL) 1.40 1.40
18  Elisabeth Bonetsmüller (GER) 1.40 1.40
 IJke Buisma (NED) 1.40 NM
 Irina Orendi (ROU) 1.35 not qualified for the final

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games: Women's High Jump". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b After Catherwood world record jump the height was remeasured to the new world record height of 1.595 metres.

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