2019 World Athletics Championships – Men's high jump
|Men's high jump |
at the 2019 World Championships
|Venue||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Dates||1 October (qualification)|
4 October (final)
|Competitors||31 from 21 nations|
When Qatari officials put together the bid to host these championships, Doha born Mutaz Essa Barshim was a 23 year old already with a World Junior Championship, Olympic bronze and World Championship silver to his name. Qatari officials could see the potential. This was the day they were waiting for, when a now 28 year old was jumping at home. Now there was a bonus, he was defending champion.
The finals pared down to 7 over 2.30m. At 2.33m, Mikhail Akimenko got over on his first attempt to maintain a clean round and Maksim Nedasekau also was over on his first attempt. Shudder, Barshim, who had a clean series going so far, missed along with five others (veteran Gianmarco Tamberi saved attempts after missing 2.30m once). On the second attempt, everyone missed again. Tamberi eliminated, that trend started the third round of attempts as Luis Zayas and Michael Mason missed and were eliminated. Then it was Barshim's last attempt. He got over it and sighs of relief could be heard all over Qatar. Next up, Brandon Starc missed, then Ilya Ivanyuk also made it to leave four over 2.33m, with Akimenko holding the advantage.
Moving up to 2.35m, Nedasekau missed, then Barshim, Akimenko and Ivanyuk all made it on their first attempts. Akimenko still had a clean series. With three earlier misses, vs two each for Barshim and Ivanyuk, Nedasekau could see he was off the podium and passed. At 2.37 m (7 ft 9 1⁄4 in), Nedasekau missed. Next up, on his first attempt, Barshim made it. Now the pressure was on everyone else and nobody else was able to clear the height. Qatar was in celebration. Their home town hero had won the World Championships at home.
Before the competition records were as follows:
|World record||Javier Sotomayor (CUB)||2.45 m||Salamanca, Spain||27 July 1993|
|Championship record||Bohdan Bondarenko (UKR)||2.41 m||Moscow, Russia||15 August 2013|
|World Leading||Maksim Nedasekau (BLR)||2.35 m||Minsk, Belarus||9 September 2019|
|African Record||Jacques Freitag (RSA)||2.38 m||Oudtshoorn, South Africa||5 March 2005|
|Asian Record||Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT)||2.43 m||Brussels, Belgium||5 September 2014|
|North, Central American and Caribbean record||Javier Sotomayor (CUB)||2.45 m||Salamanca, Spain||27 July 1993|
|South American Record||Gilmar Mayo (COL)||2.33 m||Pereira, Colombia||17 October 1994|
|European Record||Patrik Sjöberg (SWE)||2.42 m||Stockholm, Sweden||30 June 1987|
|Oceanian record||Tim Forsyth (AUS)||2.36 m||Melbourne, Australia||2 March 1997|
|Brandon Starc (AUS)||Eberstadt, Germany||26 August 2018|
The standard to automatically qualify for entry was 2.30 m. for a quota number of 32 athletes.
Only 24 high jumpers reached 2.30 m during the qualification period (2018-2019), indoors and outdoors. The final entries were made by completing to 31 athletes, including the defending world champion Mutaz Essa Barshim (wild card, only 2.27 m before the competition) and 1 Best country athlete, Lee Hup Wei.
The qualifiers with less than 2.30 m are:
The event schedule, in local time (UTC+3), was as follows:
|1||B||Mikhail Akimenko||Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA)||o||o||o||o||2.29||q|
|A||Mutaz Essa Barshim||Qatar (QAT)||o||o||o||o||2.29||q, SB|
|A||Ilya Ivanyuk||Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA)||o||o||o||o||2.29||q|
|4||A||Brandon Starc||Australia (AUS)||o||o||xo||o||2.29||q|
|A||Luis Zayas||Cuba (CUB)||o||o||xo||o||2.29||q|
|6||B||Michael Mason||Canada (CAN)||o||o||o||xo||2.29||q|
|7||B||Wang Yu||China (CHN)||o||o||xo||xo||2.29||q|
|8||B||Jeron Robinson||United States (USA)||o||o||xxo||xo||2.29||q|
|9||B||Lee Hup Wei||Malaysia (MAS)||o||o||o||xxo||2.29||q, PB|
|10||B||Gianmarco Tamberi||Italy (ITA)||o||o||xo||xxo||2.29||q|
|11||A||Luis Castro||Puerto Rico (PUR)||o||o||xo||xxx||2.26||q|
|A||Maksim Nedasekau||Belarus (BLR)||o||o||xo||xxx||2.26||q|
|13||A||Shelby McEwen||United States (USA)||xxo||o||xo||xxx||2.26|
|14||B||Naoto Tobe||Japan (JPN)||o||o||xxo||xxx||2.26|
|B||Andriy Protsenko||Ukraine (UKR)||o||o||xxo||xxx||2.26|
|16||A||Tihomir Ivanov||Bulgaria (BUL)||o||xo||xxo||xxx||2.26|
|A||Stefano Sottile||Italy (ITA)||xo||o||xxo||xxx||2.26|
|18||B||Dzmitry Nabokau||Belarus (BLR)||o||xxo||xxo||xxx||2.26|
|19||B||Douwe Amels||Netherlands (NED)||o||o||xxx||2.22|
|A||Donald Thomas||Bahamas (BAH)||o||o||xxx||2.22|
|21||A||Adrijus Glebauskas||Lithuania (LTU)||o||xo||xxx||2.22|
|22||A||Ryo Sato||Japan (JPN)||xxo||xo||xxx||2.22|
|23||A||Django Lovett||Canada (CAN)||o||xxo||xxx||2.22|
|B||Hamish Kerr||New Zealand (NZL)||o||xxo||xr||2.22|
|25||B||Takashi Eto||Japan (JPN)||o||xxx||2.17|
|B||Joel Baden||Australia (AUS)||o||xxx||2.17|
|B||Keenon Laine||United States (USA)||o||xxx||2.17|
|A||Majd Eddine Ghazal||Syria (SYR)||o||xxx||2.17|
|29||B||Mathew Sawe||Kenya (KEN)||xo||xxx||2.17|
|30||B||Mateusz Przybylko||Germany (GER)||xxo||xxx||2.17|
|A||Bohdan Bondarenko||Ukraine (UKR)||xr||NH|
The final was started on 4 October at 20:15.
|Mutaz Essa Barshim||Qatar (QAT)||o||o||o||o||xxo||o||o||2.37||WL|
|Mikhail Akimenko||Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA)||o||o||o||o||o||o||xxx||2.35||PB|
|Ilya Ivanyuk||Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA)||o||o||o||o||xxo||o||xxx||2.35||PB|
|4||Maksim Nedasekau||Belarus (BLR)||o||xo||xo||xo||o||x–||xx||2.33|
|5||Luis Zayas||Cuba (CUB)||o||o||o||o||xxx||2.30||PB|
|6||Brandon Starc||Australia (AUS)||o||xo||xxo||o||xxx||2.30||SB|
|7||Michael Mason||Canada (CAN)||o||o||o||xxo||xxx||2.30|
|8||Lee Hup Wei||Malaysia (MAS)||o||o||xo||xxx||2.27|
|8||Gianmarco Tamberi||Italy (ITA)||o||o||xo||x–||xx||2.27|
|10||Wang Yu||China (CHN)||o||o||xxx||2.24|
|11||Jeron Robinson||United States (USA)||xo||o||xxx||2.24|
|12||Luis Castro||Puerto Rico (PUR)||o||xxx||2.19|
- "High Jump Men − Qualification − Start List" (PDF). IAAF. 30 September 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
- "High Jump Men − Records". IAAF. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
- "Competitions Entry Standards 2019 – IAAF World Championships – PDF title, Qualification Standards for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019". iaaf.org. 2 August 2019.
- "Decathlon Men − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
- Qualification results
- Qualification summary
- Final results