Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 1
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Robert Shavlakadze
 Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Valery Brumel
 Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) John Thomas
 United States
← 1956
1964 →

The men's high jump field event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on September 1.

Results[edit]

All jumpers reaching 2.00 metres advanced to the finals. All heights are listed in metres.

Qualifying[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1.90 1.95 2.00 Notes
1 John Thomas  United States 2.00 p p o
2T Viktor Bolshov  Soviet Union 2.00 o p o
2T Stig Pettersson  Sweden 2.00 p o o
4T Maurice Fournier  France 2.00 o o o
4T Robert Kotei  Ghana 2.00 o o o
4T Jiří Lanský  Czechoslovakia 2.00 o o o
4T Kjell-Åke Nilsson  Sweden 2.00 o o o
4T Sándor Noszály  Hungary 2.00 o o o
4T Cornel Porumb  Romania 2.00 o o o
4T Robert Shavlakadze  Soviet Union 2.00 o o o
11 Theo Püll  United Team of Germany 2.00 xo o o
12 Piotr Sobotta  Poland 2.00 o xxo o
13T Valery Brumel  Soviet Union 2.00 o p xo
13T Gordon Miller  Great Britain 2.00 p o xo
15T Charlie Dumas  United States 2.00 o o xo
15T Joe Faust  United States 2.00 o o xo
17 Mahamat Idriss  France 2.00 o o xxo
18 Kuniyoshi Sugioka  Japan 1.95 p o xxx
19T René Maurer  Switzerland 1.95 o o xxx
19T Werner Pfeil  United Team of Germany 1.95 o o xxx
19T Eero Salminen  Finland 1.95 o o xxx
22T Helmut Donner  Austria 1.95 xo o xxx
22T Crawford Fairbrother  Great Britain 1.95 o xo xxx
24T Jón Pétursson  Iceland 1.95 xo o xxx
24T Peter Riebensahm  United Team of Germany 1.95 o xo xxx
26 Đorđe Majtan  Yugoslavia 1.95 p xxo xxx
27 Chilla Porter  Australia 1.95 o xxo xxx
28 Samuel Igun  Nigeria 1.90 o xxx
29 Gurbachan Singh Randhawa  India 1.90 xxo xxx
- Mohamed Abdul Razzak  Iraq - xxx NM
- Sylvain Bitan  Tunisia - xxx NM
- Çetin Şahiner  Turkey - xxx NM

Final[edit]

Left-right: Thomas, Shavlakadze, Brumel
Rank Name Nationality Mark 1.90 1.95 2.00 2.03 2.06 2.09 2.12 2.12 2.14 2.16 Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Robert Shavlakadze  Soviet Union 2.16 p p xo o o o o o OR o OR xxo OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Valery Brumel  Soviet Union 2.16 p o p o o xo xxo xo =OR xo =OR xxx OR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) John Thomas  United States 2.14 p p o p o o p xo =OR xxx
4 Viktor Bolshov  Soviet Union 2.14 p o p o o o o xo =OR xxx
5 Stig Pettersson  Sweden 2.09 o p o p xxo xxo xxx
6 Charlie Dumas  United States 2.03 p p o o p
7T Jiří Lanský  Czechoslovakia 2.03 o o o o xxx
7T Kjell-Åke Nilsson  Sweden 2.03 o o o o xxx
7T Theo Püll  United Team of Germany 2.03 o o o o xxx
10 Robert Kotei  Ghana 2.03 o p o xo xxx
11 Cornel Porumb  Romania 2.03 o o o xo xxx
12 Mahamat Idriss  France 2.03 p xo xo xo xxx
13 Sándor Noszály  Hungary 2.03 o o xo xxo xxx
14 Maurice Fournier  France 2.00 p o o xxx
15 Piotr Sobotta  Poland 2.00 o o o xxx
16 Gordon Miller  Great Britain 2.00 o o xxo xxx
17 Joe Faust  United States 1.95 o o xxx

Key: OR = Olympic record; =OR = equalled Olympic record NR = no mark; o = clear ; p = pass; x = fail

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