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2013 World Championships in Athletics – Men's high jump

The men's high jump at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 13–15 August.[1]

Men's high jump
at the 2013 World Championships
Bohdan Bondarenko Moscow 2013.jpg
Gold medalist Bohdan Bondarenko
VenueLuzhniki Stadium
Dates13 August (qualification)
15 August (final)
Competitors34 from 22 nations
Winning height2.41 m (7 ft 10 34 in)
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
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With 18 over 2.26 m (7 ft 4 34 in), it took a first attempt clearance and one miss to make it into the final.

In the final, three remained perfect to 2.35 m (7 ft 8 12 in), with Mutaz Essa Barshim just one miss behind, while Donald Thomas passed his personal best. But Barshim seized the lead with a first attempt clearance at 2.38 m (7 ft 9 12 in). Thomas and home team favorite Ivan Ukhov couldn't make the height, while Derek Drouin set a Canadian national record clearing on his second attempt. World leader Bohdan Bondarenko confidently passed the height knowing it would require him to equal his world leading jump from the previous month and to break Javier Sotomayor's championship record. On his second attempt at 2.41 m (7 ft 10 34 in), he made it to take the lead. Drouin took his three attempts and settled for bronze. Already above his personal best, Barshim passed to 2.44 m (8 ft 0 in), 1 cm below the world record, to try for the win but couldn't get it. Bondarenko watched, then took three attempts at Sotomayor's world record.[2]



Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[3]

World record   Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.45 Salamanca, Spain 27 July 1993
Championship record   Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.40 Stuttgart, Germany 22 August 1993
World leading   Bohdan Bondarenko (UKR) 2.41 Lausanne, Switzerland 4 July 2013
African record   Jacques Freitag (RSA) 2.38 Oudtshoorn, South Africa 5 March 2005
Asian record   Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT) 2.40 Eugene, United States 1 June 2013
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.45 Salamanca, Spain 27 July 1993
South American record   Gilmar Mayo (COL) 2.33A Pereira, Colombia 17 October 1994
European record   Patrik Sjöberg (SWE) 2.42 Stockholm, Sweden 30 June 1987
Oceanian record   Tim Forsyth (AUS) 2.36 Melbourne, Australia 2 March 1997

Qualification standardsEdit

A result[4] B result
2.31 2.28


Date Time Round
13 August 2013 09:50 Qualification
15 August 2013 19:00 Final

All times are local times (UTC+4)


KEY: Q Qualified q 12 best performers NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best


Qualification: Qualifying Performance 2.31 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.[5]

Rank Group Name Nationality 2.17 2.22 2.26 2.29 Mark Notes
1 A Robert Grabarz   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) o o o o 2.29 q
1 A Aleksandr Shustov   Russia (RUS) o o o o 2.29 q
1 B Bohdan Bondarenko   Ukraine (UKR) o o 2.29 q
1 B Ivan Ukhov   Russia (RUS) o o o o 2.29 q
5 A Donald Thomas   Bahamas (BAH) o o xxo o 2.29 q
6 A Mutaz Essa Barshim   Qatar (QAT) o o o xxo 2.29 q
6 B Zhang Guowei   China (CHN) o o o xxo 2.29 q
8 B Derek Drouin   Canada (CAN) o o xo xxo 2.29 q
9 B Ryan Ingraham   Bahamas (BAH) o o o xxx 2.26 q
9 A Konstadinos Baniotis   Greece (GRE) o o o xo 2.26 q
11 A Erik Kynard   United States (USA) o xo o xxx 2.26 q
11 A Kabelo Kgosiemang   Botswana (BOT) xo o o xxx 2.26 q
13 B Adónios Mástoras   Greece (GRE) xxo o o xxx 2.26
14 B Mickaël Hanany   France (FRA) o o xo xxx 2.26
14 A Jaroslav Bába   Czech Republic (CZE) o o xo xxx 2.26
16 A Mihai Donisan   Romania (ROM) o xo xo xxx 2.26
16 B Dusty Jonas   United States (USA) xo o xo xxx 2.26
16 B Silvano Chesani   Italy (ITA) xo o xo xxx 2.26
19 B Yuriy Krymarenko   Ukraine (UKR) o o xxx 2.22
19 A Wang Yu   China (CHN) o o xxx 2.22
21 B Majed Al-Din Ghazal   Syria (SYR) xo o xxx 2.22 SB
22 B Edgar Rivera   Mexico (MEX) o xo xxx 2.22
23 B Jesse Williams   United States (USA) o xxo xxx 2.22
23 A Andriy Protsenko   Ukraine (UKR) o xxo xxx 2.22
25 A Rožle Prezelj   Slovenia (SLO) o xxx 2.17
25 A Michael Mason   Canada (CAN) o xxx 2.17
25 A Douwe Amels   Netherlands (NED) o xxx 2.17
25 A Diego Ferrín   Ecuador (ECU) o xR 2.17
25 B Ali Mohd Younes Idriss   Sudan (SUD) o xxx 2.17
25 B Aleksey Dmitrik   Russia (RUS) o xxx 2.17
25 B Szymon Kiecana   Poland (POL) o xxx 2.17
25 B Brandon Starc   Australia (AUS) o xxx 2.17
A Bi Xiaoliang   China (CHN) xxx NM
A Keith Moffatt   United States (USA) xxx NM


The final was started at 19:00.[6]

Rank Name Nationality 2.20 2.25 2.29 2.32 2.35 2.38 2.41 2.44 2.46 Mark Notes
  Bohdan Bondarenko   Ukraine (UKR) o o xo xxx 2.41 CR, =NR
  Mutaz Essa Barshim   Qatar (QAT) o o o xo o o x- xx 2.38
  Derek Drouin   Canada (CAN) o o o o o xo xxx 2.38 NR
4 Ivan Ukhov   Russia (RUS) o o o o o xxx 2.35 SB
5 Erik Kynard   United States (USA) o o o xo xxx 2.32
6 Donald Thomas   Bahamas (BAH) xo o o xo xxx 2.32 SB
7 Aleksandr Shustov   Russia (RUS) o o xo xxo xxx 2.32 SB
8 Robert Grabarz   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) o o xo xxx 2.29
9 Zhang Guowei   China (CHN) o xxo xo xxx 2.29
10 Kabelo Kgosiemang   Botswana (BOT) o o xxx 2.25
10 Ryan Ingraham   Bahamas (BAH) o o xxx 2.25
10 Konstadinos Baniotis   Greece (GRE) o o xxx 2.25


  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Javelin Throw records". IAAF. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  4. ^ IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 – Standards, All Russia Athletic Federation, 2012, archived from the original on 16 August 2013, retrieved 8 August 2013
  5. ^ Qualification Results
  6. ^ Final Results

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