Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
John Thomas, Valeriy Brumel, John Rambo 1964.jpg
John Thomas, Valeriy Brumel and John Rambo on the podium
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 20–21 October
Competitors 29 from 20 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Valeriy Brumel  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) John Thomas  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) John Rambo  United States
← 1960
1968 →

The men's high jump was one of four men's jumping events on the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. Qualification was held on October 20, 1964, with the final on October 21. 29 athletes from 20 nations entered, with 1 not starting in the qualification round.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1964 Summer Olympics.

World Record 2.28 Soviet Union Valeriy Brumel Moscow (URS) July 21, 1963
Olympic Record 2.16 Soviet Union Robert Shavlakadze Rome (ITA) September 1, 1960
2.16 Soviet Union Valeriy Brumel Rome (ITA) September 1, 1960

At first Valeriy Brumel, John Thomas and John Rambo equalled the Olympic record with 2.16 metres. Then firstly Valeriy Brumel and later also John Thomas set a new Olympic record with 2.18 metres.

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Jumpers had to pass 2.06 metres to qualify for the final. The bar started at 1.90 metres, increasing gradually to 2.06 metres. Each jumper had three attempts at each height or could skip any lower height (but could not return to a lower height if he determined that he could not succeed).

Place Athlete Nation Best mark 1.90 1.95 2.00 2.03 2.06
1 Valeriy Brumel  Soviet Union 2.06 metres - - O XXO O
Mauro Bogliatto  Italy 2.06 metres - O O XO O
Ed Caruthers  United States 2.06 metres O XO O O O
Edward Czernik  Poland 2.06 metres - O O O O
Ralf Drecoll  United Team of Germany 2.06 metres O O O O XXO
Henri Elendé  Congo 2.06 metres O - O - O
Mahamat Idriss  Chad 2.06 metres - O O O O
Samuel Igun  Nigeria 2.06 metres O O XO XO XO
Evgeni Yordanov  Bulgaria 2.06 metres O XO XO O O
Rudolf Köppen  United Team of Germany 2.06 metres - XO O XXO XO
Gordon Miller  Great Britain 2.06 metres O O XXO XO XXO
Kjell-Åke Nilsson  Sweden 2.06 metres - O XO O XO
Lawrie Peckham  Australia 2.06 metres O O O XO O
Stig Pettersson  Sweden 2.06 metres - O O O XO
John Rambo  United States 2.06 metres O O O XO O
Wolfgang Schillkowski  United Team of Germany 2.06 metres O O O XO XO
Robert Shavlakadze  Soviet Union 2.06 metres - - O O O
Valeriy Skvortsov  Soviet Union 2.06 metres - O O O O
Anthony Sneazwell  Australia 2.06 metres - XO O O XO
John Thomas  United States 2.06 metres - - XO O O
21 Luis Garriga  Spain 2.03 metres O O O XXO XXX
22 Henrik Hellén  Finland 2.00 metres O O O XXX
Robert Sainte-Rose  France 2.00 metres O O O XXX
24 Kuniyoshi Sugioka  Japan 2.00 metres O XO O XXX
25 Jón Ólaffson  Iceland 2.00 metres O O XO XXX
26 Roberto Abugattas  Peru 1.95 metres O XO XXX
27 Kinya Miyazaki  Japan 1.90 metres O - XXX
28 Katesepswasdi Bhakdikul  Thailand No mark XXX
Cha Won Sil  North Korea Did not start

Final[edit]

Each jumper again had three attempts at each height, with the bar starting at 1.90 metres. Three jumpers were unable to perform as well as they had in the qualification.

Place Athlete Nation Best mark 1.90 1.95 2.00 2.03 2.06 2.09 2.12 2.14 2.16 2.18 2.20
1 Valeriy Brumel  Soviet Union 2.18 metres OR - - O O O O O XXO O O XXX
2 John Thomas  United States 2.18 metres OR - - O O O O XO XXO XO O XXX
3 John Rambo  United States 2.16 metres - - O O O O XO O XXO XXX
4 Stig Pettersson  Sweden 2.14 metres - - O - O O XO XO XXX
5 Robert Shavlakadze  Soviet Union 2.14 metres - - - O O O O XXO XXX
6 Ralf Drecoll  United Team of Germany 2.09 metres - O O O O O XXX
Kjell-Åke Nilsson  Sweden 2.09 metres - O O O O O XXX
8 Ed Caruthers  United States 2.09 metres - - O O XO O XXX
9 Mahamat Idriss  Chad 2.09 metres - - O O O XO XXX
10 Lawrie Peckham  Australia 2.09 metres O O O O O XO XXX
11 Edward Czernik  Poland 2.06 metres - - O - O XXX
12 Evgeni Yordanov  Bulgaria 2.06 metres - O O O O XXX
13 Anthony Sneazwell  Australia 2.06 metres - XO O XXO O XXX
14 Valeriy Skvortsov  Soviet Union 2.06 metres - O O O XO XXX
15 Samuel Igun  Nigeria 2.06 metres O O O O XO XXX
16 Mauro Bogliatto  Italy 2.06 metres - XO O O XO XXX
17 Wolfgang Schillkowski  United Team of Germany 2.06 metres O O O O XXO XXX
18 Gordon Miller  Great Britain 2.03 metres O O O O XXX
19 Rudolf Köppen  United Team of Germany 2.00 metres O O O XXX
20 Henri Elendé  Congo 1.90 metres O - XXX

References[edit]

Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's High Jump