Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's high jump
|Women's high jump
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
|Dates||August 7 (final)|
|Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
|80 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men|
|10 km walk||men|
|50 km walk||men|
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 Alice Coachman of the United States.
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:
|7 August||Final|| Alice Coachman (USA)
Dorothy Tyler (GBR)
|Saturday, 7 August 1948||15:35||Finals|
|Alice Coachman||United States||o||xo||xo||o||xxx||1.68||OR|
|Dorothy Tyler||Great Britain||o||xxo||o||xo||xxx||1.68||OR|
|6||Bertha Crowther||Great Britain||1.58|
|8||Dora Gardner||Great Britain||1.55|
|11||Bernice Robinson||United States||1.50|
|14||Emma Reed||United States||1.40|
Key: OR = Olympic record
- "Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games: Women's High Jump". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
- Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad, The (1948). The Official Report of the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad. LA84 Foundation. Retrieved 7 September 2016.