Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

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Men's high jump
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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Men's high jump victory ceremony
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 5–7 August
Competitors 35 from 27 nations
Winning height 2.38
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ivan Ukhov  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Erik Kynard  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Derek Drouin  Canada
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Robert Grabarz  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mutaz Essa Barshim  Qatar
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The men's high jump competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom was held at the Olympic Stadium on 5–7 August.[1]

In the qualifying round, nobody needed to take an attempt at the automatic qualifying mark because they were at a tie for the 12th qualifying position at 2.26 metres with no misses before that height. Because there were two pits going on at the same time, they continued to 2.29 and half the field missed, two heights below the auto-qualifier. All the medalists came from those who made 2.29.

In the final, six athletes did not make it back to the qualifying height, including reigning world champion Jesse Williams and defending champion Andrey Silnov. Derek Drouin, Robert Grabarz and Mutaz Essa Barshim were clean through 2.29 and were in a three-way tie for first place. Erik Kynard cleared the next height 2.33. Somehow between jumps, Ivan Ukhov had taken off his singlet and it had gotten lost. As time clicked down, he pinned his number to a T-shirt and quickly took his jump at that height. It was successful, to move into a tie for first place. After the other three had failed, Jamie Nieto made a strategic decision to take an all or nothing jump at 2.36. It was a close attempt, but he missed it, Nieto finishing in 6th, the three-way tie left for the bronze medal. Kynard missed at 2.36, but Ukhov, again in his singlet, cleared. With silver guaranteed, Kynard passed to 2.38 to try to win. He missed but Ukhov again cleared. Kynard again passed to 2.40 to try to win. He missed, keeping the silver, with Ukhov clearly taking the gold.

Competition format[edit]

The competition consisted of two rounds, qualification and final. In qualification, each athlete had three attempts at each height and was eliminated if they failed to clear any height. Athletes who successfully jumped the qualifying height moved on the final. If fewer than 12 reached that height, the best 12 moved on. Cleared heights reset for the final, which followed the same three-attempts-per-height format until all athletes reached a height they could not jump.[2]

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Sunday, 5 August 2012 19:05 Qualifications
Tuesday, 7 August 2012 19:00 Finals

Records[edit]

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

World record  Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.45 m Salamanca, Spain 27 July 1993
Olympic record  Charles Austin (USA) 2.39 m Atlanta, United States 28 July 1996
2012 World leading  Ivan Ukhov (RUS) 2.39 m Cheboksary, Russia 5 July 2012

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 2.32m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality 2.16 2.21 2.26 2.29 Result Note[3]
1 B Robert Grabarz  Great Britain o o o 2.29 q
2 B Ivan Ukhov  Russia o o xo o 2.29 q
3 A Erik Kynard  United States o o o xo 2.29 q
B Jesse Williams  United States o o o xo 2.29 q
5 B Andriy Protsenko  Ukraine o xo xo xo 2.29 q
6 A Derek Drouin  Canada o xxo xo xxo 2.29 q
7 B Jamie Nieto  United States o o o xxx 2.26 q
8 A Mutaz Essa Barshim  Qatar o o xo xx- 2.26 q
A Bohdan Bondarenko  Ukraine o o xo xx- 2.26 q
A Mickael Hanany  France o o xo xxx 2.26 q
A Andrey Silnov  Russia o o xo xxx 2.26 q
12 A Kyriakos Ioannou  Cyprus o o xxo xxx 2.26 q
B Michael Mason  Canada o o xxo xxx 2.26 q
B Wanner Miller  Colombia o o xxo xxx 2.26 q
15 A Aleksandr Shustov  Russia o xo xxo xxx 2.26
16 B Trevor Barry  Bahamas o o xxx 2.21
B Guilherme Cobbo  Brazil o o xxx 2.21
A Dmytro Dem'yanyuk  Ukraine o o xxx 2.21
A Osku Torro  Finland o o xxx 2.21
20 B Víctor Moya  Cuba xo o xx- x 2.21
21 B Jaroslav Bába  Czech Republic o xo xxx 2.21
B Diego Ferrín  Ecuador o xo xxx 2.21
B Gianmarco Tamberi  Italy o xo xxx 2.21
A Zhang Guowei  China o xo xxx 2.21
25 A Konstadínos Baniótis  Greece o xxo xxx 2.21
B Rožle Prezelj  Slovenia o xxo xxx 2.21
27 B Raivydas Stanys  Lithuania o xxx 2.16
28 A Majed Aldin Ghazal  Syria xo xxx 2.16
B Viktor Ninov  Bulgaria xo xxx 2.16
30 A Michal Kabelka  Slovakia xxo xxx 2.16
A Lee Hup Wei  Malaysia xxo xxx 2.16
A Donald Thomas  Bahamas xxo xxx 2.16
N/A A Andrei Churyla  Belarus xxx NM
N/A A Darvin Edwards  Saint Lucia xxx NM
N/A B Dragutin Topić  Serbia xxx NM

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality 2.20 2.25 2.29 2.33 2.36 2.38 2.40 Result Note[4]
1st, gold medalist(s) Ivan Ukhov  Russia o o xo o o o x 2.38
2nd, silver medalist(s) Erik Kynard  United States o xo o o x- x- x 2.33
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Derek Drouin  Canada o o o xxx 2.29
Robert Grabarz  Great Britain - o o xxx 2.29
Mutaz Essa Barshim  Qatar o o o xxx 2.29
6 Jamie Nieto  United States o o xo xx- x 2.29
7 Bohdan Bondarenko  Ukraine xo o xo xxx 2.29
8 Michael Mason  Canada o o xxo xxx 2.29
9 Wanner Miller  Colombia o o xxx 2.25
Jesse Williams  United States o o xxx 2.25
Andriy Protsenko  Ukraine o o xxx 2.25
12 Andrey Silnov  Russia o xo xxx 2.25
13 Kyriakos Ioannou  Cyprus o xxx 2.20
14 Mickael Hanany  France xo xxx 2.20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  2. ^ "Men's High Jump competition format". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Men's High Jump – Qualification". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Men's High Jump – Final". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 7 August 2012.