2017 World Championships in Athletics – Men's high jump

The men's high jump at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Olympic Stadium on 11 and 13 August.[1]

Men's high jump
at the 2017 World Championships
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates11 August (qualification)
13 August (final)
Competitors27 from 19 nations
Winning height2.35
Medalists
gold medal    Qatar
silver medal    Authorised Neutral Athletes
bronze medal    Syria
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SummaryEdit

After winning Olympic gold, then setting the world decathlon best in the high jump, defending champion Derek Drouin (CAN) could not return due to a nagging injury. Olympic silver medalist Mutaz Essa Barshim (BHR) was perfect through the automatic qualifier in the preliminaries and up to 2.29 m in the final. Danil Lysenko, competing as an Authorised Neutral Athlete and Majd Eddin Ghazal (SYR), who trains in war ravaged Damascus both cleared with one miss. Both Edgar Rivera (MEX) and Mateusz Przybylko (GER) cleared on their final attempt to stay alive, while returning silver medalist and Olympic bronze medalist Bohdan Bondarenko (UKR) passed the height.

At 2.32 m Barshim remained perfect, while Lysenko also cleared on his first attempt. Nobody else was able to clear, leaving Ghazal with the bronze. At 2.35 m (7 ft 8 12 in) Barshim again remained perfect, while Lysenko couldn't get over a new personal best, leaving him with silver, Barshim a perfectly clean competition to the gold medal. Barshim moved the bar up to 2.40 m when he finally missed three times.

RecordsEdit

Before the competition records were as follows:[2]

Record Perf. Athlete Nat. Date Location
World 2.45 Javier Sotomayor   CUB 27 Jul 1993 Salamanca, Spain
Championship 2.41 Bohdan Bondarenko   UKR 15 Aug 2013 Moscow, Russia
World leading 2.38 Mutaz Essa Barshim   QAT 15 Jun 2017 Oslo, Norway
African 2.38 Jacques Freitag   RSA 5 Mar 2005 Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Asian 2.43 Mutaz Essa Barshim   QAT 5 Sep 2014 Brussels, Belgium
NACAC 2.45 Javier Sotomayor   CUB 27 Jul 1993 Salamanca, Spain
South American 2.33A Gilmar Mayo   COL 17 Oct 1994 Pereira, Colombia
European 2.42 Patrik Sjöberg   SWE 30 Jun 1987 Stockholm, Sweden
Bohdan Bondarenko   UKR 14 Jun 2014 New York City, United States
Oceanian 2.36 Tim Forsyth   AUS 2 Mar 1997 Melbourne, Australia

No records were set at the competition.[3]

Qualification standardEdit

The standard to qualify automatically for entry was 2.30 metres.[4]

ScheduleEdit

The event schedule, in local time (UTC+1), is as follows:[5]

Date Time Round
11 August 11:15 Qualification
13 August 19:00 Final

ResultsEdit

QualificationEdit

The qualification round took place on 11 August, in two groups, both starting at 11:15. Athletes attaining a mark of at least 2.31 metres ( Q ) or at least the 12 best performers ( q ) qualified for the final.[6] The overall results were as follows:[7]

Rank Group Name Nationality 2.17 2.22 2.26 2.29 2.31 Mark Notes
1 A Mutaz Essa Barshim   Qatar (QAT) o o o o 2.31 Q
2 A Bohdan Bondarenko   Ukraine (UKR) o xo o Q
3 B Danil Lysenko   Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) o o o o xo Q
4 A Tihomir Ivanov   Bulgaria (BUL) o o xo xo xo Q, PB
B Mateusz Przybylko   Germany (GER) o o xo xo xo Q
6 A Robbie Grabarz   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) o o xo xxo Q, SB
7 A Ilya Ivanyuk   Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) o o o o xxx 2.29 q
B Majd Eddin Ghazal   Syria (SYR) o o o o xxx q
A Bryan McBride   United States (USA) o o o o xxx q
10 A Eike Onnen   Germany (GER) xo xo o o xxx q
11 A Edgar Rivera   Mexico (MEX) o o xxo o xxx q
12 A Wang Yu   China (CHN) o xo o xo xxx q
13 B Andriy Protsenko   Ukraine (UKR) xo o xo xo xxx 2.29
14 B Gianmarco Tamberi   Italy (ITA) o xo xo xo xxx SB
15 A Talles Frederico Silva   Brazil (BRA) o o xxo xo xxx
16 A Ricky Robertson   United States (USA) o o xo xxo xxx
17 B Fernando Ferreira   Brazil (BRA) xo xo xo xxo xxx
18 B Michael Mason   Canada (CAN) o o o xxx 2.26
19 B Eure Yáñez   Venezuela (VEN) xo xxo o xxx
20 A Sylwester Bednarek   Poland (POL) o o xo xxx
A Nauraj Singh Randhawa   Malaysia (MAS) o o xo xxx
22 B Takashi Eto   Japan (JPN) o xo xxx 2.22
A Donald Thomas   Bahamas (BAH) o xo xxx
24 B Zhang Guowei   China (CHN) xo xo xxx
25 B Woo Sang-hyeok   South Korea (KOR) xo xxo xxx
26 B Jeron Robinson   United States (USA) xo xxx 2.17
B Erik Kynard   United States (USA) xr NH

FinalEdit

The final took place on 13 August at 19:00. The results were as follows:[8]

Rank Name Nationality 2.20 2.25 2.29 2.32 2.35 2.40 Mark Notes
  Mutaz Essa Barshim   Qatar (QAT) o o o o o xxx 2.35
  Danil Lysenko   Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) o o xo o xxx 2.32
  Majd Eddin Ghazal   Syria (SYR) o o xo xxx 2.29
4 Edgar Rivera   Mexico (MEX) o o xxo xxx 2.29
5 Mateusz Przybylko   Germany (GER) o xo xxo xxx 2.29
6 Robbie Grabarz   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) o o xxx 2.25
6 Ilya Ivanyuk   Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) o o xxx 2.25
8 Bryan McBride   United States (USA) o xo xxx 2.25
9 Bohdan Bondarenko   Ukraine (UKR) xxo xxx 2.25
10 Eike Onnen   Germany (GER) xxo xxx 2.20
Tihomir Ivanov   Bulgaria (BUL) xr NH
Wang Yu   China (CHN) DNS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ "High Jump Men – Records". IAAF. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Records Set - Final" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Qualification System and Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  5. ^ "High Jump Men − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  6. ^ "High Jump Men − Qualification − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  7. ^ "High Jump Men − Qualification − Summary" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  8. ^ "High Jump Men − Final − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 14 August 2017.