Olympics
List of all Olympics Men's High Jump winners including gold, silver and bronze medalists.

Men's High Jump

The high jump for men has been the part of the Olympics since the inception of the modern games in 1896. The athlete has to jump over a horizontal bar without any assistance.

Rules and Regulations
Specifications set by the International Association of Athletics Federations or the IAAF are applied for the high jump for men in the Olympics.
  • The height of the horizontal bar is increased 2 centimeter at every stage.
  • Length of the runway in the high jump event should not be less than 15 meter. 20 meter or 25 meter long runway are also used in some competitions.
  • The IAAF determines the weight of the crossbar used during the high jump event. Usually the fiber glass is used for making the crossbar.
  • The IAAF sets the initial height of the horizontal bar, with which the jump begins.
  • For clearing a height, every athlete is given three chances. If an athlete fails in all these, she is disqualified.
  • The athlete should not dislodge the horizontal bar in the jump. Or else he is disqualified.
  • The IAAF specifies the length and width of the landing area in the high jump event.
  • The jumps taken by the athletes should be should be measured perpendicularly from the ground.
Dominating Countries
Athletes from the United States of America and Russia have traditionally dominated the high jump for men in Olympics.

Top Performers
Athletes who have excelled in the high jump event for men in Olympics are Artur Partyka, Troy Kemp, Dragutin Topic, Sergey Malchenko, Gennadiy Avdeyenko, Hollis Conway, Zhu Jianhua, Vyacheslav Voronin, Javier Sotomayor, Andriy Sokolovskyy, Jacques Freitag, Charles Austin, Sorin Matei, Rudolf Povarnitsyn, Igor Paklin, Patrik Sjoberg, Yaroslav Rybakov, Matt Hemingway, Sergey Klyugin, Dick Fosbury, Valeriy Brumel, Charles Dumas, John Winter, Harry Porter, Irving Baxter, Steve Smith, Wolf-Hendrik Beyer, Ralf Sonn, Dietmar Mogenburg, Stefan Holm, and Carlo Thranhardt.

Men's High Jump Winners at Olympics

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Ellery Clark
United States
James Connolly, Robert Garrett
United States, United States

1900 Irving Baxter
United States
Patrick Leahy
Great Britain
Lajos Gönczy
Hungary
1904 Samuel Jones
United States
Garrett Serviss
United States
Paul Weinstein
Germany
1908 Harry Porter
United States
Con Leahy, Géo André, István Somodi
Great Britain, France, Hungary

1912 Alma Richards
United States
Hans Liesche
Germany
George Horine
United States
1920 Richmond Landon
United States
Harold Muller
United States
Bo Ekelund
Sweden
1924 Harold Osborn
United States
Leroy Brown
United States
Pierre Lewden
France
1928 Bob King
United States
Benjamin Hedges
United States
Claude Ménard
France
1932 Duncan McNaughton
Canada
Bob Van Osdel
United States
Simeon Toribio
Philippines
1936 Cornelius JOHNSON
United States
Dave ALBRITTON
United States
Delos THURBER
United States
1948 John Winter
Australia
Bjorn Andreas PAULSON
Norway
George Stanich
United States
1952 Walt Davis
United States
Ken Wiesner
United States
José Telles da Conceição
Brazil
1956 Charles Dumas
United States
Chilla Porter
Australia
Igor Kashkarov
Soviet Union
1960 Robert Shavlakadze
Soviet Union
Valery Brumel
Soviet Union
John THOMAS
United States
1964 Valery Brumel
Soviet Union
John THOMAS
United States
John RAMBO
United States
1968 Dick Fosbury
United States
Edward Caruthers
United States
Valentin Gavrilov
Soviet Union
1972 Jüri Tarmak
Soviet Union
Stefan Junge
East Germany
Dwight Stones
United States
1976 Jacek Wszola
Poland
Greg Joy
Canada
Dwight Stones
United States
1980 Gerd Wessig
East Germany
Jacek Wszola
Poland
Jörg Freimuth
East Germany
1984 Dietmar Mögenburg
West Germany
Patrik Sjöberg
Sweden
Jianhua ZHU
China
1988 Hennadiy Avdyeyenko
Soviet Union
Hollis Conway
United States
Rudolf Povarnitsyn, Patrik Sjöberg
Soviet Union, Sweden
1992 Javier Sotomayor
Cuba
Patrik Sjöberg
Sweden
Hollis Conway, Tim Forsyth, Artur Partyka
United States, Australia, Poland
1996 Charles Austin
United States
Artur Partyka
Poland
Steve Smith
Great Britain
2000 Sergey Klyugin
Russia
Javier Sotomayor
Cuba
Abderrahmane Hammad
Algeria
2004 Stefan Holm
Sweden
Matt Hemingway
United States
Jaroslav Bába
Czech Republic
2008 Andrey Silnov
Russia
Germaine Mason
Great Britain
Yaroslav Rybakov
Russia
2012 Ivan Ukhov
Russia

Robbie Grabarz, Derek Drouin, Mutaz Essa Barshim
Great Britain, Canada, Qatar
2016 Derek Drouin
Canada
Mutaz Essa Barshim
Qatar
Bohdan Bondarenko
Ukraine