Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Women's high jump
|Athletics at the
1928 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men|
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.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||1.58||Ethel Catherwood||Regina (CAN)||September 6, 1926|
|1.58||Lien Gisolf||Brussels (BEL)||July 3, 1928|
|1.60(*)||Marjorie Clark||London (GBR)||June 23, 1928|
|1.60(*)||Ethel Catherwood||Halifax (CAN)||July 2, 1928|
In the final Ethel Catherwood set a new official world record with 1.595 metres.
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.
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||Final Height|
|1||Ethel Catherwood (CAN)||1.40||O||O||O||O||O||O||XXO||1.595 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||Kay 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|
- After Catherwood world record jump the height was remeasured to the new world record height of 1.595 metres.