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

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Women's high jump
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates August 7 (final)
Competitors 19
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
1936 1952
Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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4×100 m relay men women
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The women's high jump event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on August 7, 1948. The final was won by American Alice Coachman.


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

World record  Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED) 1.71 m Amsterdam, Netherlands 30 May 1943
Olympic record  Jean Shiley (USA)
 Babe Didrikson (USA)
1.65 m Los Angeles, United States 7 August 1932

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
7 August Final  Alice Coachman (USA)
 Dorothy Tyler (GBR)
1.68 m OR


All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 7 August 1948 15:35 Finals


Rank Athlete Nationality 1.61 1.64 1.66 1.68 1.70 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Alice Coachman United States o xo xo o xxx 1.68 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dorothy Tyler Great Britain o xxo o xo xxx 1.68 OR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Micheline Ostermeyer France xo xxx 1.61
4 Vinton Beckett Jamaica 1.58
4 Doreen Dredge Canada 1.58
6 Bertha Crowther Great Britain 1.58
7 Ilse Steinegger Austria 1.55
8 Dora Gardner Great Britain 1.55
9 Anne Iversen Denmark 1.50
9 Simone Ruas France 1.50
11 Carmen Phipps Jamaica 1.50
11 Bernice Robinson United States 1.50
11 Shirley Gordon Canada 1.50
14 Anne-Marie Colchen France 1.40
14 Emma Reed United States 1.40
14 Triny Bourkel Luxembourg 1.40
17 Elizabeth Müller Brazil 1.40
17 Olga Gyarmati Hungary 1.40
19 Elaine Silburn Canada 1.40

Key: OR = Olympic record