Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 24 Septem
Competitors 27 from 11 nations
Winning height 2.38
1st, gold medalist(s) Hennadiy Avdyeyenko
 Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Hollis Conway
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rudolf Povarnitsyn
 Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Patrik Sjöberg
← 1984
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The Men's High Jump Competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 27 competitors, with two qualifying groups (27 jumpers) before the final (16) took place on Sunday September 25, 1988. There were two bronze medals rewarded.


Gold Hennadiy Avdyeyenko
 Soviet Union
Silver Hollis Conway
 United States
Bronze Rudolf Povarnitsyn
 Soviet Union
Bronze Patrik Sjöberg


These were the standing World and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

World Record 2.43 Cuba Javier Sotomayor Salamanca (ESP) September 8, 1988
Olympic Record 2.36 East Germany Gerd Wessig Moscow (URS) August 1, 1980

The following Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Height OR WR
September 25, 1988 Final  Hennadiy Avdyeyenko (URS) 2.38m OR


Med 1.png  Hennadiy Avdyeyenko (URS) 2.38 m (OR)
Med 2.png  Hollis Conway (USA) 2.36 m
Med 3.png  Rudolf Povarnitsyn (URS) 2.36 m
 Patrik Sjöberg (SWE)
5.  Clarence Saunders (BER) 2.34 m
6.  Dietmar Mögenburg (FRG) 2.34 m
7.  Carlo Thränhardt (FRG) 2.31 m
 Igor Paklin (URS)
 Dalton Grant (GBR)
10.  Jim Howard (USA) 2.31 m
11.  Brian Stanton (USA) 2.31 m
12.  Krzysztof Krawczyk (POL) 2.31 m
13.  Luca Toso (ITA) 2.25 m
14.  Arturo Ortíz (ESP) 2.25 m
15.  Robert Ruffini (TCH) 2.20 m
16.  Geoff Parsons (GBR) 2.15 m


17.  Milton Ottey (CAN) 2.22 m
 Cho Hyun-Wook (KOR)
 Brian Marshall (CAN)
20.  Sorin Matei (ROU) 2.19 m
 Artur Partyka (POL)
 Zhu Jianhua (CHN)
 Troy Kemp (BAH)
 Floyd Manderson (GBR)
25.  Paul Ngadjadoum (CHA) 2.15 m
26.  Fernando Pastoriza (ARG) 2.10 m
 Cheickak Seynou (BUR) NM

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