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1972 Olympic Games Munich - Men's High jump

 

 

Host City: München, West Germany Format: Top 12 and ties and all those clearing 2.15 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 9, 1972  
Date Finished: September 10, 1972  
(Competitors: 40; Countries: 26; Finalists: 19)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Overview by IAAF   1972_olympic_stadium.jpg 
Nineteen of those eligible to compete had cleared at 2.21 or better prior to the Games, headed by Tarmak at 2.25. A record 14 men cleared 2.15, but nine of those missed at 2.18, the most notable failures being Kęstutis Šapka (URS/LTU) and Hungary’s stiff-backed István Major – both “floppers”. All four successes had been first-time jumps, but noone got over 2.21 first time. Tarmak was first to clear with his left leg lead straddle, while Junge also cleared second time from the other side of the run-up apron. The 18 year-old Stones then cleared, leaving the bar quivering. Tarmak was the only man to get over 2.23.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The top jumper in 1971 was Pat Matzdorf, who broke the world record with 2.29 (7-6) and won the Pan-American Games. But he failed to make the US team for München. The competition was felt to be wide-open with no favorite. Five jumpers survived over 2.18 (7-1¾) metres. At 2.21 (7-3), only Jüri Tarmak (URS/EST), Stefan Junge (GDR), and surprising young American Dwight Stones cleared, and the medalists were settled, but the colors remained to be determined. Only Tarmak could clear 2.23 (7-3¾), succeeding on his second attempt and he had the gold. Junge won silver on the countback, needing two attempts at 2.21 (7-3), while Stones had needed three. Tarmak was a straddler and remains the last man to win Olympic gold using that technique.
 
 
        Results          
   
High jump Men     Final 10 September        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 2.23     Jüri Tarmak Estonia EST 21 Jul 46    
2 2.21     Stephan Junge East Germany GDR 1 Sep 50    
3 2.21     Dwight Stones United States USA 6 Dec 53    
4 2.18     Hermann Magerl West Germany FRG 13 Jan 49    
5 2.18     Ádám Szepesi Hungary HUN 12 Apr 46    
6 2.15     István Major Hungary HUN 20 May 49    
6 2.15     John Beers Canada CAN 17 Aug 52    
8 2.15     Rustam Akhmetov Soviet Union URS 17 May 50    
9 2.15     John Hawkins Canada CAN 8 Jun 49    
10 2.15     Enzo Dal Forno Italy ITA 24 Jan 50    
11 2.15     Jan Dahlgren Sweden SWE 19 Feb 47    
12 2.15     Vasílios Papadimitriou Greece GRE 21 May 48    
12 2.15     Kestutis Sapka Soviet Union URS 15 Nov 49    
14 2.15     Bernard Gauthier France FRA 4 Jul 49    
15 2.10     Henri Elliott France FRA 15 Feb 46    
15 2.10     Serban Ioan Romania ROU 2 May 48    
17 2.10     Gian Marco Schivo Italy ITA 6 May 49    
17 2.10     Lawrie Peckham Australia AUS 4 Dec 44    
19 2.05     Hidehiko Tomizawa Japan JPN 1 Jun 46    
High jump Men     Qualification 9 September        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 2.15     Jüri Tarmak Estonia EST 21 Jul 46    
1 2.15     Henri Elliott France FRA 15 Feb 46    
1 2.15     Vasílios Papadimitriou Greece GRE 21 May 48    
1 2.15     Ádám Szepesi Hungary HUN 12 Apr 46    
1 2.15     István Major Hungary HUN 20 May 49    
1 2.15     Enzo Dal Forno Italy ITA 24 Jan 50    
1 2.15     Kestutis Sapka Soviet Union URS 15 Nov 49    
1 2.15     Serban Ioan Romania ROU 2 May 48    
1 2.15     Jan Dahlgren Sweden SWE 19 Feb 47    
1 2.15     Rustam Akhmetov Soviet Union URS 17 May 50    
1 2.15     Dwight Stones United States USA 6 Dec 53    
12 2.15     Hermann Magerl West Germany FRG 13 Jan 49    
13 2.15     John Beers Canada CAN 17 Aug 52    
14 2.15     Bernard Gauthier France FRA 4 Jul 49    
14 2.15     John Hawkins Canada CAN 8 Jun 49    
16 2.15     Stephan Junge East Germany GDR 1 Sep 50    
16 2.15     Lawrie Peckham Australia AUS 4 Dec 44    
18 2.15     Hidehiko Tomizawa Japan JPN 1 Jun 46    
18 2.15     Gian Marco Schivo Italy ITA 6 May 49    
20 2.12     Roman Moravec Czechoslovakia TCH 30 Dec 50    
20 2.12     Chris Dunn United States USA 7 May 51    
20 2.12     Ron Jourdan United States USA 28 Feb 47    
23 2.12     Petar Bogdanov Bulgaria BUL 20 Nov 48    
23 2.12     Ingomar Sieghart West Germany FRG 10 Sep 43    
25 2.12     Teymour Ghiasi Iran IRI 15 Apr 46    
26 2.12     Ioánnis Kousoulas Greece GRE 5 Jan 50    
27 2.09     József Tihányi Hungary HUN 30 May 46    
28 2.09     Rick Cuttell Canada CAN 14 Jan 50    
29 2.09     Jaroslav Alexa Czech Republic CZE 6 Jul 49    
30 2.09     Michel Patry Switzerland SUI 16 Jan 53    
31 2.06     Kuniyoshi Sugioka Japan JPN 10 Feb 42    
32 2.00     Abdulla Noor Wasughe Somalia SOM 13 Dec 47    
32 2.00     Park Sang-Soo South Korea KOR 8 Aug 53    
32 2.00     Nor Azhar Hamid Singapore SIN 8 Feb 49    
35 2.00     Ahmed Sénoussi Chad CHA 22 Jan 46    
36 1.90     Daniel Mkandawire Malawi MAW 26 Dec 51    
36 1.90     Sin Sitha Cambodia CAM 10 Mar 50    
36 1.90     Luis Barrionuevo Argentina ARG 16 Feb 49    
39 1.90     Hamadou Evele Cameroon CMR 15 Oct 49    
40 1.90     Suresh Babu India IND 10 Feb 53    
  NH     Irolan Hechevarria Cuba CUB      
  NH     Boguslaw Bialek Poland POL      
 
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Qualifying

Rank Name Nationality Group Mark 1.80 1.90 2.00 2.06 2.09 2.12 2.15
1T Henry Elliott France A 2.15 p p p o o o o
1T Dwight Stones United States A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Vasilios Papadimitriou Greece A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T István Major Hungary A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Ádám Szepesi Hungary A 2.15 p p o o o o o
3T Enzo del Forno Italy B 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Serban Ioan Romania A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Jan Dahlgren Sweden A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Rustam Akhmetov Soviet Union A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Kęstutis Šapka Soviet Union A 2.15 p p p o o o o
3T Jüri Tarmak Soviet Union A 2.15 p p p o o o o
12 Hermann Magerl West Germany A 2.15 p p p o p xo o
13 John Beers Canada B 2.15 p p xo o o xo o
14T John Hawkins Canada B 2.15 p p o o o o xo
14T Bernard Gauthier France A 2.15 p p o o o o xo
16 Stefan Junge East Germany A 2.15 p p o o p xxo xo
17 Lawrie Peckham Australia A 2.15 p p o o xxo o xo
18 Hidehiko Tomizawa Japan A 2.15 p p xo o o xxo xxo
19 Gian Marco Schivo Italy A 2.15 p o o xo o xxo xxo
20 Chris Dunn United States A 2.12 p p p o p o xxx
21 Roman Moravec Czechoslovakia A 2.12 p p o o o o xxx
22 Ron Jourdan United States A 2.12 p o o o o o xxx
23 Petar Bogdanoy Bulgaria A 2.12 p p o o o xo xxx
24 Ingomar Sieghart West Germany B 2.12 p o o o xo xo xxx
25 Teymour Ghiassi Iran B 2.12 p p o o o xxo xxx
26 Ioannis Kousoulas Greece B 2.12 p o o o xxo xxo xxx
27 József Tihanyi Hungary A 2.09 p p o o o xxx
28 Rick Cuttell Canada B 2.09 p p xo xo o xxx
29 Jaroslav Alexa Czechoslovakia A 2.09 p p o o xo xxx
30 Michel Patry Switzerland B 2.09 p o xo o xo p xxx
31 Kuniyoshi Sugioka Japan B 2.06 p p o o xxx
32 Park Sang-Su South Korea B 2.00 p o o xxx
33 T Noor Azhar Hamid Singapore B 2.00 o o o xxx
33T Abdullah Noor Wasughe Somalia B 2.00 o o o xxx
35 Ahmed Senoussi Chad B 2.00 p p xo xxx
36T Luis Barrionuevo Argentina B 1.90 p o xxx
36T Sitha Sin Khmer Republic B 1.90 p o xxx
36T Daniel Mkandawire Malawi B 1.90 p o xxx
39 Hamadou Evelé Cameroon B 1.90 p xo xxx
40 Suresh Babu India B 1.90 p xxo xxx
- Leif Falkum Norway B DNS -
- Irolan Hechavarria Cuba B DNS -
- Bogusław Białek Poland B DNS -

Final

Rank Name Nationality Mark 2.00 2.05 2.10 2.15 2.18 2.21 2.23 2.26
1st Jüri Tarmak Soviet Union 2.23 p p o o o xo xo xxx
2nd Stefan Junge East Germany 2.21 p xo o o o xo xxx
3rd Dwight Stones United States 2.21 p p o o o xxo xxx
4 Hermann Magerl West Germany 2.18 p o o xo o xxx
5 Ádám Szepesi Hungary 2.18 o o o o xxo xxx
6T John Beers Canada 2.15 p o o o xxx
6T István Major Hungary 2.15 p o o o xxx
8 Rustam Akhmetov Soviet Union 2.15 o o o o xxx
9 John Hawkins Canada 2.15 p o xo o xxx
10 Enzo Del Forro Italy 2.15 o o o xo xxx
11 Jan Dahlgren Sweden 2.15 p o xo xo xxx
12 Vasilios Papadimitriou Greece 2.15 p o o xxo xxx
13 Kęstutis Šapka Soviet Union 2.15 p o o xxo xxx
14 Bernard Gauthier France 2.15 o o xo xxo xxx
15 Henry Elliott France 2.10 p p o p xxx
16 Serban Ioan Romania 2.10 o p o xxx
17 Gian Marco Schivo Italy 2.10 p o xo xxx
18 Lawrie Peckham Australia 2.10 o o xo xxx
19 Hidehiko Tomizawa Japan 2.05 xo o xxx

Key: o = clear ; p = pass; x = fail; DNS = did not start

 
 
 

 

 

 

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