Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Women's high jump

The women's high jump was one of two women's jumping events on the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. Both qualification and the final were held on 15 October 1964. 27 athletes from 18 nations entered, with 1 not starting in the qualification round.[1]

Women's high jump
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date15 October
Competitors27 from 18 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Iolanda Balaș  Romania
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Michele Brown  Australia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Taisia Chenchik  Soviet Union
← 1960
1968 →

ResultsEdit

QualificationEdit

Jumpers had to clear 1.70 metres to qualify for the final or be in the top 12 (with all those tying for a place in the top 12 qualifying). Since only 11 jumpers cleared 1.70 metres, all those clearing 1.68 advanced. The bar started at 1.55 metres, increasing gradually to 1.70 metres. Each jumper had three attempts at each height or could skip any lower height (but could not return to a lower height if he determined that he could not succeed).

Place Athlete Nation Best mark 1.55 1.60 1.65 1.68 1.70
1 Iolanda Balaș   Romania 1.70 metres 1st 1st
Michele Brown   Australia 1.70 metres 1st 1st
Dianne Gerace   Canada 1.70 metres 1st 1st
4 Frances Slaap   Great Britain 1.70 metres 1st 1st 1st
5 Jarosława Bieda   Poland 1.70 metres 1st 1st 1st 1st
Aída dos Santos   Brazil 1.70 metres 1st 1st 1st 1st
7 Robyn Woodhouse   Australia 1.70 metres 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
8 Olga Pulic   Yugoslavia 1.70 metres 2nd 2nd 1st 1st
9 Eleanor Montgomery   United States 1.70 metres 1st 3rd 1st
10 Taisia Chenchik   Soviet Union 1.70 metres 1st 1st 1st 2nd
11 Gerda Kupferschmied   United Team of Germany 1.70 metres 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd
12 Terri Brown   United States 1.68 metres 1st 2nd Fail
13 Ulla Flegel   Austria 1.68 metres 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd Fail
14 Leena Kaarna   Finland 1.68 metres 1st 1st 2nd 3rd Fail
15 Karin Rüger   United Team of Germany 1.68 metres 1st 1st 2nd 1st Fail
16 Galina Kostenko   Soviet Union 1.65 metres 1st 1st 1st Fail
Gwenda Matthews   Great Britain 1.65 metres 1st 1st 1st Fail
18 Amelia Okoli   Nigeria 1.65 metres 2nd 1st Fail
19 Estelle Baskerville   United States 1.65 metres 1st 1st 2nd Fail
Michel Lamdani   Israel 1.65 metres 1st 1st 2nd Fail
21 Liese Sykora   Austria 1.65 metres 2nd 3rd 3rd Fail
22 Linda Knowles   Great Britain 1.60 metres 1st 1st Fail
23 Mitsuko Torii   Japan 1.60 metres 1st 2nd Fail
24 Lolita Lagrosas   Philippines 1.55 metres 1st Fail
25 Nazli Bayat Makou   Iran No mark Fail
Tipapan Leenasen   Thailand No mark Fail
Doris Langer   United Team of Germany Did not start

FinalEdit

Each jumper again had three attempts at each height.

Place Athlete Nation Best mark 1.55 1.60 1.65 1.68 1.71 1.74 1.76 1.78 1.80 1.82 1.86 1.90 1.92
1 Iolanda Balaş   Romania 1.90 metres OR o o o o o o o o xxx
2 Michele Brown   Australia 1.80 metres o o o xo xo xxx
3 Taisia Chenchik   Soviet Union 1.78 metres o o xo o xxo o xxx
4 Aida dos Santos   Brazil 1.74 metres o o o o o xxx
5 Dianne Gerace   Canada 1.71 metres o o xxx
6 Frances Slaap   Great Britain 1.71 metres o o o xxx
7 Olga Pulic   Yugoslavia 1.71 metres o o o o xxx
8 Eleanor Montgomery   United States 1.71 metres xo xo o xxx
9 Karin Rüger   United Team of Germany 1.71 metres o xo xo xo xxx
10 Jarosława Bieda   Poland 1.71 metres o o xo xxo xxx
11 Robyn Woodhouse   Australia 1.71 metres o o o xo xxo xxx
12 Gerda Kupferschmied   United Team of Germany 1.68 metres o o o xxx
13 Leena Kaarna   Finland 1.65 metres o xo xo xxx
14 Terrezene Brown   United States No mark xxx
Ulla Flegel   Austria No mark xxx

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Women's High Jump". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 29 December 2017.