Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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The Men's High Jump event at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program was held at the Olympic Stadium on Friday, 22 September and Sunday, 24 September.

The high jump has been ever present since the beginning of the modern Olympic Games in 1896.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Sergey Kliugin
 Russia
Silver Javier Sotomayor
 Cuba
Bronze Abderrahmane Hammad
 Algeria

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
22.09.2000 – 19:25h 22.09.2000 – 19:25h
Final Round
24.09.2000 – 18:10h

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics
World Record  Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.45 m 27 July 1993 Spain Salamanca, Spain
Olympic Record  Charles Austin (USA) 2.39 m 28 July 1996 United States Atlanta, United States

Results[edit]

All distances shown are in meters.

  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DQ denotes disqualification.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • AR denotes area/continental record.
  • OR denotes Olympic record.
  • WR denotes world record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season best

Qualifying[edit]

Held on Friday, 22 September 2000.

The qualifying height was 2.30m. For all qualifiers who did not achieve the standard, the remaining spaces in the final were filled by the highest jumps until a total of 12 qualifiers.

Group A[edit]

Place Overall Athlete Nation Mark Qual Record
1 T1 Stefan Holm  Sweden 2.27 q
1 T1 Konstantin Matusevich  Israel 2.27 q
3 5 Sergey Kliugin  Russia 2.27 q
4 T7 Abderrahmane Hammad  Algeria 2.27 q
5 13 Mark Boswell  Canada 2.27 q
6 T14 Tim Forsyth  Australia 2.24
6 T14 Elvir Krehmić  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.24
8 T16 Mika Polku  Finland 2.24
8 T16 Christian Rhoden  Germany 2.24
8 T16 Andriy Sokolovskyy  Ukraine 2.24
11 19 Yuriy Pakhlyayev  Kazakhstan 2.24
12 20 Charles Austin  United States 2.20
13 T27 Benjamin Challenger  Great Britain 2.15
13 T27 Ruslan Glyvynskyy  Ukraine 2.15
13 T27 Takahisa Yoshida  Japan 2.15
13 T27 Stevan Zoric  Yugoslavia 2.15
17 33 Jean Claude Rabbath  Lebanon 2.15
18 34 Aleksei Lelin  Belarus 2.15

Group B[edit]

Place Overall Athlete Nation Mark Qual Record
1 T1 Wolfgang Kreissig  Germany 2.27 q
1 T1 Vyacheslav Voronin  Russia 2.27 q
3 6 Nathan Leeper  United States 2.27 q
4 T7 Kwaku Boateng  Canada 2.27 q
4 T7 Sergii Dymchenko  Ukraine 2.27 q
4 T7 Javier Sotomayor  Cuba 2.27 q
4 T7 Staffan Strand  Sweden 2.27 q
8 12 Kenny Evans  United States 2.27 q
9 T21 Lee Jin-Taek  South Korea 2.20
9 T21 Dragutin Topic  Yugoslavia 2.20
11 T23 Gilmar Mayo  Colombia 2.20
11 T23 Wilbert Pennings  Netherlands 2.20
11 T23 Brendan Reilly  Ireland 2.20
14 26 Toni Huikuri  Finland 2.20
15 T27 Pyotr Brayko  Russia 2.15
15 T27 Glenn Howard  New Zealand 2.15
Hugo Muñoz  Peru NM
Labros Papakostas  Greece DNS

Overall Qualifying results[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Group Mark Qual Record
1 Stefan Holm  Sweden A 2.27 q
Konstantin Matusevich  Israel A 2.27 q
Wolfgang Kreissig  Germany B 2.27 q
Vyacheslav Voronin  Russia B 2.27 q
5 Sergey Kliugin  Russia A 2.27 q
6 Nathan Leeper  United States B 2.27 q
7 Kwaku Boateng  Canada B 2.27 q
Abderrahmane Hammad  Algeria A 2.27 q
Staffan Strand  Sweden B 2.27 q
Sergii Dymchenko  Ukraine B 2.27 q
Javier Sotomayor  Cuba B 2.27 q
12 Kenny Evans  United States B 2.27 q
13 Mark Boswell  Canada B 2.27 q
14 Elvir Krehmić  Bosnia and Herzegovina A 2.24
Tim Forsyth  Australia A 2.24
16 Christian Rhoden  Germany A 2.24
Andriy Sokolovskyy  Ukraine A 2.24
Mika Polku  Finland A 2.24
19 Yuriy Pakhlyayev  Kazakhstan A 2.24
20 Charles Austin  United States A 2.20
21 Lee Jin-Taek  South Korea B 2.20
Dragutin Topic  Yugoslavia B 2.20
23 Wilbert Pennings  Netherlands B 2.20
Brendan Reilly  Ireland B 2.20
Gilmar Mayo  Colombia B 2.20
26 Toni Huikuri  Finland B 2.20
27 Stevan Zoric  Yugoslavia A 2.15
Glenn Howard  New Zealand B 2.15
Ruslan Glyvynskyy  Ukraine A 2.15
Pyotr Brayko  Russia B 2.15
Benjamin Challenger  Great Britain A 2.15
Takahisa Yoshida  Japan A 2.15
33 Jean Claude Rabbath  Lebanon A 2.15
34 Aleksei Lelin  Belarus A 2.15
Hugo Muñoz  Peru B NM
Labros Papakostas  Greece B DNS

Final[edit]

Silver medallist Javier Sotomayor
Place Athlete Nation Mark Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Sergey Kliugin  Russia 2.35 SB
2nd, silver medalist(s) Javier Sotomayor  Cuba 2.32 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Abderrahmane Hammad  Algeria 2.32
4 Stefan Holm  Sweden 2.32
5 Konstantin Matusevich  Israel 2.32
6 Mark Boswell  Canada 2.32
Staffan Strand  Sweden 2.32
8 Wolfgang Kreissig  Germany 2.29
9 Sergii Dymchenko  Ukraine 2.29
10 Vyacheslav Voronin  Russia 2.29
11 Nathan Leeper  United States 2.25
12 Kwaku Boateng  Canada 2.25
13 Kenny Evans  United States 2.20

References[edit]

Source: Official Report of the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics available at https://web.archive.org/web/20080522105330/http://www.la84foundation.org/5va/reports_frmst.htm