Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 9 & 10
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jüri Tarmak
 Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Stefan Junge
 East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dwight Stones
 United States
← 1968
1976 →
Athletics at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 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 women
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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's high jump field event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place on September 9 & 10. The top jumper of the previous year, world record holder and winner of the Pan American Games, was Pat Matzdorf from the United States. But in a surprise, he failed to make the US team, leaving the field wide open. Jüri Tarmak was the last man to win Olympic gold medal using the straddle technique. The more popular and more widely used Fosbury Flop technique was the most common technique used.

Results[edit]

Top 12 and ties and all jumpers clearing 2.15 m (7 ft 12 in) advanced to the finals. All heights are listed in metres.

Qualifying[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Group Mark 1.80 1.90 2.00 2.06 2.09 2.12 2.15
1T Henry Elliott  France A 2.15 p p p o o o o
1T Dwight Stones  United States A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Vasilios Papadimitriou  Greece A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T István Major  Hungary A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Ádám Szepesi  Hungary A 2.15 p p o o o o o
3T Enzo del Forno  Italy B 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Serban Ioan  Romania A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Jan Dahlgren  Sweden A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Rustam Akhmetov  Soviet Union A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Kęstutis Šapka  Soviet Union A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Jüri Tarmak  Soviet Union A 2.15 p p p o o o o
12 Hermann Magerl  West Germany A 2.15 p p p o p xo o
13 John Beers  Canada B 2.15 p p xo o o xo o
14T John Hawkins  Canada B 2.15 p p o o o o xo
14T Bernard Gauthier  France A 2.15 p p o o o o xo
16 Stefan Junge  East Germany A 2.15 p p o o p xxo xo
17 Lawrie Peckham  Australia A 2.15 p p o o xxo o xo
18 Hidehiko Tomizawa  Japan A 2.15 p p xo o o xxo xxo
19 Gian Marco Schivo  Italy A 2.15 p o o xo o xxo xxo
20 Chris Dunn  United States A 2.12 p p p o p o xxx
21 Roman Moravec  Czechoslovakia A 2.12 p p o o o o xxx
22 Ron Jourdan  United States A 2.12 p o o o o o xxx
23 Petar Bogdanoy  Bulgaria A 2.12 p p o o o xo xxx
24 Ingomar Sieghart  West Germany B 2.12 p o o o xo xo xxx
25 Teymour Ghiassi  Iran B 2.12 p p o o o xxo xxx
26 Ioannis Kousoulas  Greece B 2.12 p o o o xxo xxo xxx
27 József Tihanyi  Hungary A 2.09 p p o o o xxx
28 Rick Cuttell  Canada B 2.09 p p xo xo o xxx
29 Jaroslav Alexa  Czechoslovakia A 2.09 p p o o xo xxx
30 Michel Patry  Switzerland B 2.09 p o xo o xo p xxx
31 Kuniyoshi Sugioka  Japan B 2.06 p p o o xxx
32 Park Sang-Su  South Korea B 2.00 p o o xxx
33 T Noor Azhar Hamid  Singapore B 2.00 o o o xxx
33T Abdullah Noor Wasughe  Somalia B 2.00 o o o xxx
35 Ahmed Senoussi  Chad B 2.00 p p xo xxx
36T Luis Barrionuevo  Argentina B 1.90 p o xxx
36T Sitha Sin  Cambodia B 1.90 p o xxx
36T Daniel Mkandawire  Malawi B 1.90 p o xxx
39 Hamadou Evelé  Cameroon B 1.90 p xo xxx
40 Suresh Babu  India B 1.90 p xxo xxx
- Leif Falkum  Norway B DNS -
- Irolan Hechavarria  Cuba B DNS -
- Bogusław Białek  Poland B DNS -

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 2.00 2.05 2.10 2.15 2.18 2.21 2.23 2.26
1st, gold medalist(s) Jüri Tarmak  Soviet Union 2.23 p p o o o xo xo xxx
2nd, silver medalist(s) Stefan Junge  East Germany 2.21 p xo o o o xo xxx
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dwight Stones  United States 2.21 p p o o o xxo xxx
4 Hermann Magerl  West Germany 2.18 p o o xo o xxx
5 Ádám Szepesi  Hungary 2.18 o o o o xxo xxx
6T John Beers  Canada 2.15 p o o o xxx
6T István Major  Hungary 2.15 p o o o xxx
8 Rustam Akhmetov  Soviet Union 2.15 o o o o xxx
9 John Hawkins  Canada 2.15 p o xo o xxx
10 Enzo Del Forro  Italy 2.15 o o o xo xxx
11 Jan Dahlgren  Sweden 2.15 p o xo xo xxx
12 Vasilios Papadimitriou  Greece 2.15 p o o xxo xxx
13 Kęstutis Šapka  Soviet Union 2.15 p o o xxo xxx
14 Bernard Gauthier  France 2.15 o o xo xxo xxx
15 Henry Elliott  France 2.10 p p o p xxx
16 Serban Ioan  Romania 2.10 o p o xxx
17 Gian Marco Schivo  Italy 2.10 p o xo xxx
18 Lawrie Peckham  Australia 2.10 o o xo xxx
19 Hidehiko Tomizawa  Japan 2.05 xo o xxx

Key: o = clear ; p = pass; x = fail; DNS = did not start

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