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Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's high jump

The Men's High Jump Competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 27 competitors, with two qualifying groups (27 jumpers) before the final (16) took place on Sunday September 25, 1988. There were two bronze medals awarded.[1]

Men's high jump
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date24 September
Competitors27 from 11 nations
Winning height2.38 OR
1st, gold medalist(s) Hennadiy Avdyeyenko
 Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Hollis Conway
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rudolf Povarnitsyn
 Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Patrik Sjöberg
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These were the standing World and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

World Record 2.43   Javier Sotomayor Salamanca (ESP) September 8, 1988
Olympic Record 2.36   Gerd Wessig Moscow (URS) August 1, 1980

The following Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Height OR WR
September 25, 1988 Final   Hennadiy Avdyeyenko (URS) 2.38m OR



Qualification: Qualifying Performance 2.28 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Name Nationality 2.05 2.10 2.15 2.19 2.22 2.25 2.28 Result Notes
1 A Dietmar Mögenburg   West Germany o o o 2.28 Q
1 A Igor Paklin   Soviet Union o o o 2.28 Q
3 A Geoff Parsons   Great Britain o xo o 2.28 Q
4 A Clarence Saunders   Bermuda o xxo o 2.28 Q
5 A Dalton Grant   Great Britain o xo xo 2.28 Q
5 A Hollis Conway   United States o o xo xo 2.28 Q
7 A Arturo Ortiz   Spain o o xo xo xo 2.28 Q
8 B Patrik Sjöberg   Sweden o o o 2.25 q
9 A Robert Ruffini   Czechoslovakia o o xo o xxx 2.25 q
9 B Rudolf Povarnitsyn   Soviet Union xo o o 2.25 q
9 B Brian Stanton   United States o o xo o 2.25 q
12 B Hennadiy Avdyeyenko   Soviet Union o xxo o 2.25 q
13 B Carlo Thränhardt   West Germany o xo 2.25 q
13 B Jim Howard   United States o o o xo 2.25 q
15 B Krzysztof Krawczyk   Poland o xo xo 2.25 q
16 A Luca Toso   Italy o xo xxo xxx 2.25 q
17 B Milton Ottey   Canada xo o xxx 2.22
18 B Cho Hyun-wook   South Korea o o xxo xxx 2.22
19 B Brian Marshall   Canada o xxo xxo xxo xxx 2.22
20 A Troy Kemp   Bahamas o o xxx 2.19
20 A Sorin Matei   Romania o xxx 2.19
20 B Artur Partyka   Poland o o o xxx 2.19
23 B Zhu Jianhua   China o xo xxx 2.19
24 A Floyd Manderson   Great Britain o o o xxo xxx 2.19
25 A Paul Ngadjadoum   Chad o o o r 2.15
26 B Fernando Pastoriza   Argentina o o xxx 2.10
B Cheick Seynou   Burkina Faso xxx NM


Rank Athlete Nationality 2.15 2.20 2.25 2.28 2.31 2.34 2.36 2.38 2.40 2.44 Result Notes
  Hennadiy Avdyeyenko   Soviet Union o o o o o xo x– xx 2.38 OR
  Hollis Conway   United States xo xo o o xo o xxx 2.36
  Rudolf Povarnitsyn   Soviet Union o o o o o xo xxx 2.36
  Patrik Sjöberg   Sweden o o xo xxx 2.36
5 Clarence Saunders   Bermuda o xo x– o x– xx 2.34
6 Dietmar Mögenburg   West Germany o xo xo x– xx 2.34
7 Dalton Grant   Great Britain o o xxx 2.31
7 Igor Paklin   Soviet Union o o o x– xx 2.31
7 Carlo Thränhardt   West Germany o o xx– x 2.31
10 Jim Howard   United States o o xo o xxx 2.31
11 Brian Stanton   United States o o o xo xxx 2.31
12 Krzysztof Krawczyk   Poland o o xo xxo xxx 2.31
13 Luca Toso   Italy xo o o xxx 2.25
14 Arturo Ortiz   Spain o xxo xxx 2.25
15 Robert Ruffini   Czechoslovakia o xxo xxx 2.20
16 Geoff Parsons   Great Britain o xxx 2.15

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Men's High Jump". Retrieved 1 January 2018.

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