Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Date July 20
Competitors 36 from 24 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Walt Davis  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ken Wiesner  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) José da Conceição  Brazil
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Athletics at the
1952 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 at the 1952 Olympic Games took place on 20 July at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. American athlete Walt Davis won the gold medal and set a new Olympic Record.

Records[edit]

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

World record United States Lester 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

The following Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
20 July Final  Walt Davis (USA) 2.04 m OR

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification Criteria: Qualifying Performance 1.87 advance to the Final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality Best height Notes
1 A Arnie Betton  United States 1.87
1 A Walt Davis  United States 1.87
1 B Gösta Svensson  Sweden 1.87
4 A Bjørn Gundersen  Norway 1.87
4 B Josia Majekodummi  Nigeria 1.87
4 B Nafiu Osagie  Nigeria 1.87
4 B James Owoo  Ghana 1.87
4 B Ken Wiesner  United States 1.87
9 A Boniface Guobadia  Nigeria 1.87
10 A Claude Bénard  France 1.87
10 A Jacques Delelienne  Belgium 1.87
10 A Mihajlo Dimitrijević  Yugoslavia 1.87
10 A Pekka Halme  Finland 1.87
10 A Albert Koskinen  Finland 1.87
10 B Alan Paterson  Great Britain 1.87
10 B Ron Pavitt  Great Britain 1.87
10 B José da Conceição  Brazil 1.87
10 B Hans Wahli  Switzerland 1.87
10 B Peter Wells  Great Britain 1.87
20 A Georges Damitio  France 1.87
21 B Birger Leirud  Norway 1.87
22 B Arne Ljungqvist  Sweden 1.87
22 B Ion Söter  Romania 1.87
24 A Yury Ilyasov  Soviet Union 1.87
25 A Pat Leane  Australia 1.87
26 B Sudarmodjo  Indonesia 1.87
27 A Teófilo Davis  Venezuela 1.87
28 B Yevhen Vansovych  Soviet Union 1.87
29 A Nagalingam Ethirveerasingam  Ceylon 1.84
30 A Walter Herssens  Belgium 1.84
31 A Andres Franco  Philippines 1.84
32 A Hércules Azcune  Uruguay 1.80
32 A Ernesto Lagos  Chile 1.80
34 B Mehnga Singh  India 1.70
35 A Arieh Batun-Kleinstub  Israel 1.70
36 B Emad El-Din Shafei  Egypt 1.70

Final[edit]

The final was held on August 19.

Rank Athlete Nationality 1.70 1.80 1.90 1.95 1.98 2.01 2.04 2.07 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Walt Davis  United States o o o o o o xxx 2.04 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ken Wiesner  United States o o x– o o xxx 2.01
3rd, bronze medalist(s) José da Conceição  Brazil o o o o xxx 1.98
4 Gösta Svensson  Sweden o xxo xxx 1.98
5 Ron Pavitt  Great Britain o o o o xxx 1.95
6 Ion Söter  Romania o xo xxx 1.95
7 Arnie Betton  United States o o xo xxx 1.95
8 Bjørn Gundersen  Norway o xxx 1.90
9 Jacques Delelienne  Belgium o o xxx 1.90
9 Josiah Majekodunmi  Nigeria o o xxx 1.90
11 Pekka Halme  Finland o o o xxx 1.90
11 Peter Wells  Great Britain o o o xxx 1.90
13 Georges Damitio  France xo o xxx 1.90
13 Yury Ilyasov  Soviet Union xo o xxx 1.90
15 Arne Ljungqvist  Sweden xxo xxx 1.90
16 Hans Wahli  Switzerland o xo xxx 1.90
17 Birger Leirud  Norway xxo xxx 1.90
18 Claude Bénard  France o xxo xxx 1.90
18 Nafiu Osagie  Nigeria o xxo xxx 1.90
20 Mihajlo Dimitrijević  Yugoslavia o xxx 1.80
20 Boniface Guobadia  Nigeria o xxx 1.80
20 James Owoo  Ghana o xxx 1.80
20 Maram Sudarmodjo  Indonesia o xxx 1.80
24 Téofilo Davis  Venezuela o o xxx 1.80
24 Albert Koskinen  Finland o o xxx 1.80
24 Pat Leane  Australia o o xxx 1.80
24 Alan Paterson  Great Britain o o xxx 1.80
28 Yevhen Vansovych  Soviet Union xo xxx 1.80

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