Athletics at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Men's high jump

The men's high jump event at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games was held on 1 July at the Empire Stadium in Vancouver, Canada.[1][2][3]

A new Commonwealth record was established by Emmanuel Ifeajuna of Nigeria, who became the first Commonwealth athlete to clear six feet and eight inches.[4] Ifeajuna was also the first black African to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.[5]

ResultsEdit

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
  Emmanuel Ifeajuna   Nigeria 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) GR
  Patrick Etolu   Uganda 6 ft 6 14 in (1.99 m)
  Nafiu Osagie   Nigeria 6 ft 6 14 in (1.99 m)
4 Peter Wells   New Zealand 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
5 Douglas Stuart   Australia 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
6 John Vernon   Australia 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
7 Derek Cox   England 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
8 Kiprono Maritim   Kenya 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
9 Murray Jeffries   New Zealand 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
10 Jonathan Lenemiria   Kenya 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
11 Ajit Singh Balla   India 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
12 Kevin McMahon   Australia 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
13 David Blair   Canada 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
14 Bob Adams   Canada 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
15 Ian Hume   Canada 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
16 Victor Cassis   Canada 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Results". thecgf.com. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Africans' fine high jumping: Many good performances on track". The Manchester Guardian. 2 August 1954. p. 7. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Emire Games Results". The Age. 2 August 1954. p. 15. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  4. ^ John de St. Jorre, The Nigerian Civil War (Hodder and Stoughton Publishing: London, 1972) p. 31.
  5. ^ Oliver, Brian (13 July 2014). "Emmanuel Ifeajuna: Commonwealth Games gold to facing a firing squad". theguardian.com. Retrieved 13 July 2014.