Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
Venue Lenin Stadium
Dates 31 July-1 August
Competitors 30 from 11 nations
Winning height 2.36
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Gerd Wessig  East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jacek Wszoła  Poland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jörg Freimuth  East Germany
← 1976
1984 →

The Men's High Jump event at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union had an entrylist of 30 competitors. The final was held on Friday 1 August 1980. Athletes absent due to the boycott included the West German Dietmar Mogenburg, who had cleared 2.35 m in May 1980. This was the first and only Olympic competition where a new world record was set in the men's high jump.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gerd Wessig
 East Germany
Silver Jacek Wszola
 Poland
Bronze Jörg Freimuth
 East Germany

Qualification[edit]

  • Held on Thursday July 31, 1980
RANK GROUP A HEIGHT
1.  Jörg Freimuth (GDR) 2.21 m
2.  Henry Lauterbach (GDR) 2.21 m
3.  Gerd Wessig (GDR) 2.21 m
4.  Roland Dalhäuser (SUI) 2.21 m
5.  Aleksey Demyanyuk (URS) 2.21 m
 Gennady Belkov (URS) 2.21 m
 Marco Tamberi (ITA) 2.21 m
8.  Jacek Wszola (POL) 2.21 m
9.  Adrian Proteasa (ROU) 2.21 m
10.  Aleksandr Grigoryev (URS) 2.21 m
11.  Janusz Trzepizur (POL) 2.21 m
12.  Francis Agbo (FRA) 2.18 m
13.  Oscar Raise (ITA) 2.18 m
14.  Zoltán Torsi (HUN) 2.18 m
15.  Paolo Borghi (ITA) 2.18 m
RANK GROUP B HEIGHT
1.  Mark Naylor (GBR) 2.21 m
2.  Vaso Komnenic (YUG) 2.21 m
3.  Sorin Matei (ROU) 2.21 m
4.  Guy Moreau (BEL) 2.21 m
5.  Roberto Cabrejas (ESP) 2.21 m
6.  Abdelhamid Sahil (ALG) 2.18 m
7.  Martí Perarnau (ESP) 2.15 m
8.  István Gibicsár (HUN) 2.15 m
9.  Atanas Mladenov (BUL) 2.10 m
 Desmond Morris (JAM) 2.10 m
11.  Francisco Centelles (CUB) 2.10 m
12.  Moussa Sagna Fall (SEN) 2.10 m
13.  Othmane Belfaa (ALG) 2.10 m
14.  Ahmad Balkis (SYR) 2.05 m
 Claudio da Matta Freire (BRA) 2.05 m

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL HEIGHT
Med 1.png  Gerd Wessig (GDR) 2.36 m
Med 2.png  Jacek Wszola (POL) 2.31 m
Med 3.png  Jörg Freimuth (GDR) 2.31 m
4.  Henry Lauterbach (GDR) 2.29 m
5.  Roland Dalhäuser (SUI) 2.24 m
6.  Vaso Komnenić (YUG) 2.24 m
7.  Adrian Proteasa (ROU) 2.21 m
8.  Aleksandr Grigoryev (URS) 2.21 m
9.  Mark Naylor (GBR) 2.21 m
10.  Gennady Belkov (URS) 2.21 m
11.  Aleksey Demyanyuk (URS) 2.21 m
12.  Janusz Trzepizur (POL) 2.18 m
13.  Sorin Matei (ROU) 2.18 m
14.  Guy Moreau (BEL) 2.18 m
15.  Marco Tamberi (ITA) 2.15 m
16.  Roberto Cabrejas (ESP) 2.10 m

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