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Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's standing high jump

The men's standing high jump was a track and field athletics event held as part of the athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth and final appearance of the event. The competition was held on Saturday, July 13, 1912.

Men's standing high jump
at the Games of the V Olympiad
1912 Platt Adams5.JPG
Adams on the way to win the gold medal.
VenueStockholm Olympic Stadium
DateJuly 13
Competitors17 from 9 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Platt Adams  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Benjamin Adams  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Konstantinos Tsiklitiras  Greece
← 1908

Ray Ewry, who was the three-time defending champion in the event, did not compete in 1912. The silver medalist from 1908, Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, took bronze. Platt Adams, the fifth-place finisher four years earlier, won the event. Benjamin Adams finished second. Each of the three standing high jump medalists also medaled in the standing long jump, though in a different order.

Seventeen high jumpers from nine nations competed.


Place Athlete Preliminary Final Mark
1.30 1.35 1.40 1.45 1.48 1.50 Qual. 1.30 1.40 1.45 1.50 1.55 1.60 1.63 1.66
    Platt Adams (USA) O O O O O O QF O O O O O XO O XXX 1.63
    Benjamin Adams (USA) O O O O --- O QF O O O O O O XXX --- 1.60
    Konstantinos Tsiklitiras (GRE) O O O O --- O QF O O O XO XO XXX --- --- 1.55
4   Edvard Möller (SWE) O O O O --- O QF O O O O XXX --- --- --- 1.50
  Leo Goehring (USA) O O O XXO --- XO QF O XO O O XXX --- --- --- 1.50
  Richard Byrd (USA) O O O O --- XXO QF O O O XO XXX --- --- --- 1.50
7   Forest Fletcher (USA) O O O O --- XXX 1.45
  Rudolf Smedmark (SWE) O O O O --- XXX 1.45
  Frank Belote (USA) O O XXO O --- XXX 1.45
  Géo André (FRA) --- O XO XO --- XXX 1.45
  Leif Ekman (SWE) O O O XXO --- XXX 1.45
  Karl Bergh (SWE) O O O XXO XXX --- 1.45
13   Rodolfo Hammersley (CHI) O O O XXX --- --- 1.40
  Alfred Schwarz (RUS) O O O XXX --- --- 1.40
  Birger Brodtkorb (NOR) XO XO XO XXX --- --- 1.40
16   Benjamin Howard Baker (GBR) XO O XXX --- --- --- 1.35
17   Andor Horvag (HUN) --- XXX --- --- --- --- None
Platt Adams in action.
Bronze medalist Konstantinos Tsiklitiras.


  • Bergvall, Erik (ed.) (1913). Adams-Ray, Edward (trans.). (ed.). The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912. Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 4 January 2007.