Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing Olympic Stadium
Date 17 August 2008 (qualification)
19 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 40 from 28 nations
Winning distance 2.36
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Andrey Silnov  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Germaine Mason  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yaroslav Rybakov  Russia
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The men's high jump at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 17–19 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 2.30 m (7.55 ft) (A standard) and 2.27 m (7.45 ft) (B standard).[2]

Notably, reigning world champion Donald Thomas, who cleared 2.32 metres in Osaka 2007, finished only in twenty-first place, but failed to advance into the final round.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record Cuba Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.45 m Salamanca, Spain 27 July 1993
Olympic record  Charles Austin (USA) 2.39 m Atlanta, United States 27 July 1996

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification Criteria: Qualifying Performance 2.32 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality 2.10 2.15 2.20 2.25 2.29 Result Notes
1 A Jaroslav Bába  Czech Republic - o o o o 2.29 q
B Jessé de Lima  Brazil - o o o o 2.29 q
B Tomáš Janků  Czech Republic o o o o o 2.29 q
A Germaine Mason  Great Britain - o o o o 2.29 q
5 A Raúl Spank  Germany - o o xo o 2.29 q
6 B Martyn Bernard  Great Britain - o o o xo 2.29 q
A Stefan Holm  Sweden - o o o xo 2.29 q
B Andrey Silnov  Russia - o o o xo 2.29 q
9 B Filippo Campioli  Italy o o o o xxx 2.25 q
A Rožle Prezelj  Slovenia - o o o xxx 2.25 q
A Yaroslav Rybakov  Russia - o o o xxx 2.25 q
12 B Tom Parsons  Great Britain - o xo o xxx 2.25 q
13 A Andra Manson  United States - xo xo o xxx 2.25
14 A Andrea Bettinelli  Italy - o o xo xxx 2.25
A Mickael Hanany  France o o o xo xxx 2.25
A Vyacheslav Voronin  Russia - o o xo xxx 2.25
17 A Dragutin Topić  Serbia - o xo xo xxx 2.25
18 B Kyriakos Ioannou  Cyprus - xo xo xo xxx 2.25
19 B Michael Mason  Canada - o o xxo xxx 2.25
B Jesse Williams  United States - o o xxo xxx 2.25
21 B Dmytro Demyanyuk  Ukraine o o o xxx 2.20
A Niki Palli  Israel o o o xxx 2.20
A Donald Thomas  Bahamas - o o xxx 2.20
24 A Michał Bieniek  Poland - xo o xxx 2.20
A Majed Aldin Gazal  Syria o xo o xxx 2.20 =NR
26 A Dusty Jonas  United States o o xo xxx 2.20
B Linus Thörnblad  Sweden - o xo xxx 2.20
28 B James Grayman  Antigua and Barbuda xo xxo xo xxx 2.20
29 B Javier Bermejo  Spain o o xxo xxx 2.20
B Kabelo Kgosiemang  Botswana - o xxo xxx 2.20
B Alessandro Talotti  Italy o o xxo xxx 2.20
32 B Lee Hup Wei  Malaysia o xo xxo xxx 2.20
33 A Peter Horák  Slovakia o xo xxx 2.15
B Yuriy Krymarenko  Ukraine o xo xxx 2.15
A Gerardo Martínez  Mexico o xo xxx 2.15
36 B Naoyuki Daigo  Japan xxo xxo xxx 2.15
37 A Konstadínos Baniótis  Greece xo xxx 2.10
B Sergey Zasimovich  Kazakhstan xo xxx 2.10
39 A Oleksandr Nartov  Ukraine xxo xxx 2.10
B Huang Haiqiang  China xxx NM

Final[edit]

The final was held on August 19.

Rank Athlete Nationality 2.15 2.20 2.25 2.29 2.32 2.34 2.36 2.42 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Andrey Silnov  Russia o o o o o o xxx 2.36
2nd, silver medalist(s) Germaine Mason  Great Britain o o x– o o xxx 2.34 PB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yaroslav Rybakov  Russia o o o xxo o xxx 2.34 SB
4 Stefan Holm  Sweden o o o o x– xx 2.32
5 Raúl Spank  Germany o o o o xxo xx– x 2.32 PB
6 Jaroslav Bába  Czech Republic o o o o x– x– x 2.29
7 Tomáš Janků  Czech Republic o o o xo x– xx 2.29
8 Tom Parsons  Great Britain o o o xxx 2.25
9 Martyn Bernard  Great Britain o o xo x– xx 2.25
10 Jessé de Lima  Brazil o o xxx 2.20
Filippo Campioli  Italy o xxx 2.20
12 Rožle Prezelj  Slovenia o xxo xxx 2.20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.