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2015 World Championships in Athletics – Women's high jump

The women's high jump at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Beijing National Stadium on 27 and 29 August.[1][2]

Women's high jump
at the 2015 World Championships
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates27 August (qualification)
29 August (final)
Competitors30 from 22 nations
Winning height2.01
gold medal    Russia
silver medal    Croatia
bronze medal    Russia
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It took 1.92 to make the finals, eight competitors made it cleanly. In the finals, only 8 made 1.92, Ana Šimić, Doreen Amata and Levern Spencer who had made it clean in qualification, missed three times. 1.95 lost Jeanelle Scheper and Eleanor Patterson but the remaining six all made it through three heights to 1.99. Two time champion Blanka Vlašić looked like her dominant self from six years earlier with a large clearance at 2.01 but she had one bobble at 1.92. Mariya Kuchina whose best achievement had been a tie for the World Indoor Championship, cleared it next as a personal best, but she was still clean. The 2012 Olympic Champion Anna Chicherova cleared it on her second attempt. Kamila Lićwinko (the other half of that tie), returning bronze medalist Ruth Beitia and Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch were unable to make 2.01 so the medals were settled. The bar went up to 2.03 but nobody could make it, so the results were decided by the count back. Chicherova needed two attempts at the winning height, so she finished third. Of the two who made it their first time, that mistake earlier in the competition gave Vlašić another silver medal (her fourth in major competition) while Kuchina's perfect series was rewarded with the gold medal.[3]


Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[4]

World record   Stefka Kostadinova (BUL) 2.09 Rome, Italy 30 August 1987
Championship record   Stefka Kostadinova (BUL) 2.09 Rome, Italy 30 August 1987
World leading   Anna Chicherova (RUS) 2.03 Lausanne, Switzerland 9 July 2015
African record   Hestrie Cloete (RSA) 2.06 Paris, France 31 August 2003
Asian record   Marina Aitova (KAZ) 1.99 Athens, Greece 13 July 2009
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Chaunté Howard Lowe (USA) 2.05 Des Moines, United States 26 June 2010
South American record   Solange Witteveen (ARG) 1.96 Oristano, Italy 8 September 1997
European record   Stefka Kostadinova (BUL) 2.09 Rome, Italy 30 August 1987
Oceanian record   Vanessa Browne-Ward (AUS) 1.98 Perth, Australia 12 February 1989
  Alison Inverarity (AUS) Ingolstadt, Germany 17 July 1994

Qualification standardsEdit

Entry standards[5]


Date Time Round
27 August 2015 09:35 Qualification
29 August 2015 18:30 Final


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


Qualification: 1.94 m (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q).[6]

Rank Group Name Nationality 1.80 1.85 1.89 1.92 Mark Notes
1 B Ana Šimić   Croatia (CRO) o o o o 1.92 q
1 A Anna Chicherova   Russia (RUS) o o o 1.92 q
1 A Blanka Vlašić   Croatia (CRO) o o o 1.92 q
1 A Doreen Amata   Nigeria (NGR) o o o o 1.92 q
1 A Levern Spencer   Saint Lucia (LCA) o o o o 1.92 q
1 B Mariya Kuchina   Russia (RUS) o o o o 1.92 q
1 A Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch   Germany (GER) o o o o 1.92 q
1 B Ruth Beitia   Spain (ESP) o o o 1.92 q
9 B Eleanor Patterson   Australia (AUS) o xo o 1.92 q
9 B Kamila Lićwinko   Poland (POL) o xo o 1.92 q
11 B Jeanelle Scheper   Saint Lucia (LCA) o o xxo o 1.92 q
12 B Mirela Demireva   Bulgaria (BUL) o xo o xo 1.92 q
13 B Svetlana Radzivil   Uzbekistan (UZB) o o xo xxo 1.92 q
14 A Airinė Palšytė   Lithuania (LTU) o o o xxx 1.89
14 A Morgan Lake   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) o o o xxx 1.89
14 B Oksana Okuneva   Ukraine (UKR) o o o xxx 1.89
14 B Sofie Skoog   Sweden (SWE) o o o xxx 1.89
18 A Erika Kinsey   Sweden (SWE) o xo o xxx 1.89
19 B Isobel Pooley   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) o o xo xxx 1.89
19 B Oldřiška Marešová   Czech Republic (CZE) o o xo xxx 1.89
21 A Lissa Labiche   Seychelles (SEY) o xo xxo xxx 1.89
22 B Priscilla Frederick   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) o o xxx 1.85
23 A Iryna Herashchenko   Ukraine (UKR) xo o xxx 1.85
24 B Yuliya Levchenko   Ukraine (UKR) o xo xxx 1.85
25 A Eleriin Haas   Estonia (EST) o xxo xxx 1.85
26 A Zheng Xingjuan   China (CHN) o xxx 1.80
26 B Barbara Szabó   Hungary (HUN) o xxx 1.80
28 A Venelina Veneva-Mateeva   Bulgaria (BUL) xo xxx 1.80
A Chaunté Lowe   United States (USA) xxx NM
A Valentina Liashenko   Georgia (GEO) xxx NM


The final started at 18:30.[7]

Rank Name Nationality 1.88 1.92 1.95 1.97 1.99 2.01 2.03 Mark Notes
  Mariya Kuchina   Russia (RUS) o o o o o o xxx 2.01 PB
  Blanka Vlašić   Croatia (CRO) o xo o o o o xxx 2.01 SB
  Anna Chicherova   Russia (RUS) o o xo o xo xxx 2.01
4 Kamila Lićwinko   Poland (POL) o o o o o xxx 1.99 =NR
5 Ruth Beitia   Spain (ESP) o o xo o o xxx 1.99
6 Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch   Germany (GER) o o o x– xo xxx 1.99 PB
7 Jeanelle Scheper   Saint Lucia (LCA) o o xxx 1.92
8 Eleanor Patterson   Australia (AUS) xo o xxx 1.92
9 Ana Šimić   Croatia (CRO) o xxx 1.88
9 Mirela Demireva   Bulgaria (BUL) o xxx 1.88
9 Svetlana Radzivil   Uzbekistan (UZB) o xxx 1.88
12 Levern Spencer   Saint Lucia (LCA) xo xxx 1.88
12 Doreen Amata   Nigeria (NGR) xo xxx 1.88


  1. ^ "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 10 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ Start list
  3. ^ "REPORT: WOMEN'S HIGH JUMP FINAL – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". 29 August 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Records & Lists – high jump". IAAF. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  5. ^ IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 18 August 2015
  6. ^ Qualification results
  7. ^ Final results