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

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Women's high jump
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 8
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Iolanda Balaș
 Romania
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dorothy Shirley
 Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jarosława Jóźwiakowska
 Poland
← 1956
1964 →
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
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
20 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 field event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on September 8.

Results[edit]

Top 12 jumpers and ties and all jumpers clearing 1.65 metres advanced to the finals. All heights are listed in metres.

Qualifying[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1.50 1.55 1.60 1.65
1 Iolanda Balaș  Romania 1.65 p p o o
2T Valentina Ballod  Soviet Union 1.65 p o o o
2T Marlene Schmitz  United Team of Germany 1.65 p o o o
4T Ingrid Becker  United Team of Germany 1.65 o o o o
4T Jarosława Jóźwiakowska  Poland 1.65 o o o o
4T Dorothy Shirley  Great Britain 1.65 o o o o
7T Olga Gere  Yugoslavia 1.65 o o o xo
7T Inga-Britt Lorentzon  Sweden 1.65 o o o xo
7T Neomia Rogers  United States 1.65 o o o xo
10T Taisiya Chenchik  Soviet Union 1.65 o o xo xo
10T Florence Pétry  France 1.65 o xo o xo
12 Frances Slaap  Great Britain 1.65 o xxo o xo
13 Helen Frith  Australia 1.65 o p o xxo
14T Galina Dolya  Soviet Union 1.65 o o o xxo
14T Nel Zwier  Netherlands 1.65 o o o xxo
16T Diny Hobers  Netherlands 1.60 o o o xxx
16T Karin Lenzke  United Team of Germany 1.60 o o o xxx
18 Mette Oxvang  Denmark 1.60 o o xo xxx
19 Marinella Bortoluzzi  Italy 1.55 o o xxx
20 Brenda Archer  Guyana 1.55 o xo xxx
21T Barbara Brown  United States 1.50 o xxx
21T Jean Gaertner  United States 1.50 o xxx
23 Canel Konvur  Turkey 1.50 xxo xxx

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1.55 1.60 1.65 1.68 1.71 1.73 1.75 1.77 1.81 1.85 1.87 Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Iolanda Balaș  Romania 1.85 p o p o o o o o xo xxo xxp OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jarosława Jóźwiakowska  Poland 1.71 p o o o o xxx
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dorothy Shirley  Great Britain 1.71 p o o o o xxx
4 Galina Dolya  Soviet Union 1.71 o o xo o xxo
5 Taisiya Chenchik  Soviet Union 1.68 o o o o xxx
6T Helen Frith  Australia 1.65 o o o xxx
6T Inga-Britt Lorentzon  Sweden 1.65 o o o xxx
6T Frances Slaap  Great Britain 1.65 o o o xxx
9T Ingrid Becker  United Team of Germany 1.65 o o xo xxx
9T Nel Zwier  Netherlands 1.65 o o xo xxx
9T Florence Pétry  France 1.65 o o xo xxx
9T Marlene Schmitz  United Team of Germany 1.65 o o xo xxx
9T Olga Gere  Yugoslavia 1.65 o o xo xxx
14 Neomia Rogers  United States 1.65 xo xxo xo xxx
15 Valentina Ballod  Soviet Union 1.65 o xo xxo xxx

Key: OR = Olympic record; o = clear ; p = pass; x = fail

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