Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates July 30 (qualifying and final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) John Winter
 Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bjorn Paulson
 Norway
3rd, bronze medalist(s) George Stanich
 United States
← 1936
1952 →
Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's high jump event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on July 30, 1948. The final was won by Australian John Winter.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Les Steers (USA) 2.11 m Los Angeles, United States 17 June 1941
Olympic record  Cornelius Johnson (USA) 2.03 m Berlin, Germany 2 August 1936

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Friday, 30 July 1948 11:00 Qualifications
Friday, 30 July 1948 16:30 Finals

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 1.87m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 John Winter  Australia 1.87 Q
1 Bjørn Paulson  Norway 1.87 Q
1 George Stanich  United States 1.87 Q
1 Dwight Eddleman  United States 1.87 Q
1 Georges Damitio  France 1.87 Q
1 Art Jackes  Canada 1.87 Q
1 Alan Paterson  Great Britain 1.87 Q
1 Hans Wahli  Switzerland 1.87 Q
1 Alfredo Jadresic  Chile 1.87 Q
1 Göran Widenfelt  Sweden 1.87 Q
1 Pierre Lacaze  France 1.87 Q
1 Adegboyega Folaranmi Adedoyin  Great Britain 1.87 Q
1 Birger Leirud  Norway 1.87 Q
1 Hércules Azcune  Uruguay 1.87 Q
1 Lloyd Valberg  Singapore 1.87 Q
1 Vern McGrew  United States 1.87 Q
1 Kuuno Honkonen  Finland 1.87 Q
1 Gurnam Singh  India 1.87 Q
1 Bjørn Gundersen  Norway 1.87 Q
1 Nils Nicklén  Finland 1.87 Q
21 Arnulf Pilhatsch  Finland 1.84
21 Benjamín Casado  Puerto Rico 1.84
21 Claude Bénard  France 1.84
21 Ioannis Lambrou  Greece 1.84
21 Pedro Listur  Uruguay 1.84
21 Arne Åhman  Sweden 1.84
27 Ron Pavitt  Great Britain 1.80

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1.87 1.90 1.95 1.98 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) John Winter  Australia o o xo o 1.98
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bjørn Paulson  Norway o o o xxx 1.95
3rd, bronze medalist(s) George Stanich  United States o o xxo xxx 1.95
4 Dwight Eddleman  United States o xo xxo xxx 1.95
5 Georges Damitio  France o xxo xxo xxx 1.95
6 Art Jackes  Canada o o 1.90
7 Alan Paterson  Great Britain xo xo 1.90
7 Hans Wahli  Switzerland xo xo 1.90
9 Alfredo Jadresic  Chile xxo 1.90
9 Göran Widenfelt  Sweden xxo 1.90
9 Pierre Lacaze  France xxo 1.90
12 Adegboyega Folaranmi Adedoyin  Great Britain xxo 1.90
13 Birger Leirud  Norway xxo 1.90
14 Hércules Azcune  Uruguay 1.80
14 Lloyd Valberg  Singapore 1.80
16 Vern McGrew  United States 1.80
17 Kuuno Honkonen  Finland 1.80
18 Gurnam Singh  India 1.80
Bjørn Gundersen  Norway NH
Nils Nicklén  Finland NH

Key: NH = No height

References[edit]