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
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Alice Coachman
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dorothy Tyler
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Micheline Ostermeyer
 France
← 1936
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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 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.

Records[edit]

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


Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

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

Results[edit]

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

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