Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's standing high jump

The men's standing high jump was one of six jumping events on the athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme in London. The competition was held on July 23, 1908.

Men's standing high jump
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
VenueWhite City Stadium
DateJuly 23
Competitors23 from 11 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ray Ewry  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) John Biller  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Konstantinos Tsiklitiras  Greece
← 1904
1912 →

23 high jumpers from eleven nations competed. NOCs could enter up to 12 athletes.[1]

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1908 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1.655   Ray Ewry Paris (FRA) July 16, 1900
Olympic Record 1.655   Ray Ewry Paris (FRA) July 16, 1900

ResultsEdit

Place Athlete Nation Height
  Ray Ewry   United States 1.57
  John Biller   United States 1.55
Konstantinos Tsiklitiras   Greece 1.55
4 Frank Holmes   United States 1.52
5 Platt Adams   United States 1.47
Géo André   France 1.47
Alfred Motté   France 1.47
8 Wilhelm Blystad   Norway 1.42
Léon Dupont   Belgium 1.42
Walter Henderson   Great Britain 1.42
Frank Irons   United States 1.42
Svend Langkjær   Denmark 1.42
Arthur Mallwitz   Germany 1.42
14 Allan Bengtsson   Sweden 1.40
Karl Fryksdal   Sweden 1.40
16 Martin Sheridan   United States 1.37
17 Lancelot Stafford   Great Britain 1.32
Ludwig Uettwiller   Germany 1.32
19–23 George Barber   Canada Unknown
Alfred Flaxman   Great Britain Unknown
Ernest Hutcheon   Australasia Unknown
Henri Jardin   France Unknown
Lawson Robertson   United States Unknown

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official report, p. 32.

SourcesEdit

  • Official Report of the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908).
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1908". Accessed 7 April 2006. Available electronically at [1].