Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's high jump

The women's high jump event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on August 7, 1948. The final was won by Alice Coachman of the United States.[1]

Women's high jump
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
DatesAugust 7 (final)
Competitors19
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Alice Coachman
 United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Dorothy Tyler
 Great Britain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Micheline Ostermeyer
 France
← 1936
1952 →

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED) 1.71 m Amsterdam, Netherlands 30 May 1943
Olympic record   Jean Shiley (USA)
  Babe Didrikson (USA)
1.65 m Los Angeles, United States 7 August 1932

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
7 August Final   Alice Coachman (USA)
  Dorothy Tyler (GBR)
1.68 m OR


ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 7 August 1948 15:35 Finals

ResultsEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality 1.61 1.64 1.66 1.68 1.70 Result Notes
  Alice Coachman   United States o xo xo o xxx 1.68 OR
  Dorothy Tyler   Great Britain o xxo o xo xxx 1.68 OR
  Micheline Ostermeyer   France xo xxx 1.61
4 Vinton Beckett   Jamaica 1.58
4 Doreen Dredge   Canada 1.58
6 Bertha Crowther   Great Britain 1.58
7 Ilse Steinegger   Austria 1.55
8 Dora Gardner   Great Britain 1.55
9 Anne Iversen   Denmark 1.50
9 Simone Ruas   France 1.50
11 Carmen Phipps   Jamaica 1.50
11 Bernice Robinson   United States 1.50
11 Shirley Gordon   Canada 1.50
14 Anne-Marie Colchen   France 1.40
14 Emma Reed   United States 1.40
14 Triny Bourkel   Luxembourg 1.40
17 Elizabeth Müller   Brazil 1.40
17 Olga Gyarmati   Hungary 1.40
19 Elaine Silburn   Canada 1.40

Key: OR = Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games: Women's High Jump". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 27 December 2017.

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