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1928 Olympic Games Amsterdam, Netherlands - Men's High Jump

 

 

Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands Format: All those clearing 1.83 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 29, 1928  
Date Finished: July 29, 1928  
(Competitors: 35; Countries: 17; Finalists: 18)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Overview by IAAF    Olympic_Stadium_Amsterdam_1928.jpg
The final, held on a spongy take-off area, had 18 men and lasted five hours. Five men made 1.91 including reigning champion Osborn, though the ’24 bronze medallist Lewden had to be content with 1.88. All the principals remaining were “western rollers”, with the exception of the springy Toribio, who used the old “eastern cut-off”. Only King was able to clear 1.94, and he then had three failures at 2.00, just 3 millimetres beyond his best. King went through 1928 undefeated, and had six of the top eight jumps of the season. Places two to five were decided in a jump-off with the bar raised and lowered five times.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
Defending champion Harold Osborn was back and was still the world record holder at 2.03 (6-7¾). The finals took almost five hours to complete. Bob King was the only jumper to clear 1.94 to win the gold medal. He was undefeated in the 1928 season. Places two-five were decided in jump-offs.
 
 
        Results          
 
High Jump Men     Final 29 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 1.94     Bob King United States USA 21    
2 1.91     Ben Hedges United States USA 20    
3 1.91     Claude Ménard France FRA 21    
4 1.91     Simeon Toribio Philippines PHI 22    
5 1.91     Harold Osborn United States USA 29    
6 1.88     Kazuo Kimura Japan JPN 18    
7T 1.88     André Cherrier France FRA 23    
7T 1.88     Pierre Lewden France FRA 27    
7T 1.88     Charles McGinnis United States USA 21    
7T 1.88     Mikio Oda Japan JPN 23    
11T 1.84     Herbert Adolfsson Sweden SWE 21    
11T 1.84     Kornél Késmárki Hungary HUN 24    
11T 1.84     Einar Tommelstad Norway NOR 19    
11T 1.84     Harry Simmons Great Britain GBR 17    
11T 1.84     Fritz Köpke Germany GER 26    
16 1.80     Wolf Boneder Germany GER 33    
17T 1.70     Colin Gordon Great Britain GBR 20    
17T 1.70     Fritz Huhn Germany GER 27    
High Jump Men     Qualifying Round 29 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1T 1.83   Q Colin Gordon Great Britain GBR 20    
1T 1.83   Q Harold Osborn United States USA 29    
1T 1.83   Q Kornél Késmárki Hungary HUN 24    
1T 1.83   Q Pierre Lewden France FRA 27    
1T 1.83   Q Simeon Toribio Philippines PHI 22    
1T 1.83   Q André Cherrier France FRA 23    
1T 1.83   Q Ben Hedges United States USA 20    
1T 1.83   Q Wolf Boneder Germany GER 33    
1T 1.83   Q Charles McGinnis United States USA 21    
1T 1.83   Q Claude Ménard France FRA 21    
1T 1.83   Q Einar Tommelstad Norway NOR 19    
1T 1.83   Q Fritz Huhn Germany GER 27    
1T 1.83   Q Harry Simmons Great Britain GBR 17    
1T 1.83   Q Kazuo Kimura Japan JPN 18    
1T 1.83   Q Fritz Köpke Germany GER 26    
1T 1.83   Q Herbert Adolfsson Sweden SWE 21    
1T 1.83   Q Mikio Oda Japan JPN 23    
1T 1.83   Q Bob King United States USA 21    
19T 1.77     Antonios Karyofyllis Greece GRE      
19T 1.77     Valerio Vallania Argentina ARG 21    
19T 1.77     Carl van Geyzel Great Britain GBR 25    
19T 1.77     Ioannis Karyofyllis Greece GRE      
19T 1.77     Oscar Midtlyng Norway NOR 21    
19T 1.77     Henri Thesingh Netherlands NED 25    
19T 1.77     Ferenc Orbán Hungary HUN 24    
19T 1.77     Geoffrey Turner Great Britain GBR 21    
19T 1.77     Paavo Yrjölä Finland FIN 25    
28T 1.70     Joop Kamstra Netherlands NED 22    
28T 1.70     Otto Schop Romania ROU      
28T 1.70     Tiberiu Rusu Romania ROU      
28T 1.70     Haydar Aşan Turkey TUR      
28T 1.70     Frits Bührman Netherlands NED 23    
33 1.60     Adolfas Akelaitis Lithuania LTU 18    
AC DQ     Alex Munroe Canada CAN 19   [1.77]
AC NH     Armas Wahlstedt Finland FIN 22    
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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