The men's standing high jump was a track & field athletics event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was held on July 16, 1900. Three athletes, all from the United States, competed in the standing high jump. The event was won by Ray Ewry of the United States, who took gold in all three of the standing jumps in 1900 (and in all three in 1900 and in both that remained on the programme in each of the 1904, 1906 Intercalated, and 1908 Games). His teammate Irving Baxter earned silver in all three 1900 standing jumps. The American sweep (guaranteed with only Americans competing) was completed with Lewis Sheldon taking bronze.
|Men's standing high jump|
at the Games of the II Olympiad
|Venue||Bois de Boulogne|
|Competitors||3 from 1 nation|
|Winning height||1.655 WR|
This was the first appearance of the event, which was held four times from 1900 to 1912.
There was a single round of jumping.
This was a new event with no standing Olympic record. The world record prior to the Games is not clear, though Ray Ewry is credited with breaking it both at 1.63 metres and again at 1.655 metres.
|Monday, 16 July 1900||Final|
Ewry had little difficulty winning this event, setting a world record at 1.630 metres and then another at 1.655 metres, also the first Olympic record.
|Ray Ewry||United States||1.655||WR|
|Irving Baxter||United States||1.525|
|Lewis Sheldon||United States||1.500|
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- International Olympic Committee.
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