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1997 World Championships in Athletics Athens, Greece

1997 6th IAAF World Championships - Athens - Men's High Jump

 

 

Host City: Athens. Greece Format: Qualifying Round (2.28 or top 12 to final) (Aug 4)
Dates: August 1–10. 1997
Nations participating: 198
Athletes participating: 1882
    Main venue: Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   oaka7 
Happily recovered from the injuries which had led to the loss of his Olympic crown the previous year. Sotomayor further enhanced his claims to being considered the greatest of all high jumpers by regaining this title. Five men were still left in as the bar was raised to 2.37 but the Cuban was the only one successful. Another remarkable big time competitor. Partyka medalled for the third consecutive time. taking silver on countback against Forsyth. Grant. ever the showman. came in at the greatest starting height ever attempted (2.32). daring indeed for a man who hadn’t gone higher than 2.28 all season. His gamble appeared to be paying off when his first time clearance took him into the lead. but the next height of 2.35 eluded him and he had to settle for equal fourth place with European champion Hoen
 These are the official results of the men's high jump event at the 1997 IAAF World Championships in Athens. Greece. There were a total number of 35 participating athletes. with two qualifying groups and the final held on Wednesday 1997-08-06.
 
  High Jump 6 August

Event report men high jump final

World record holder Javier Sotomayor of Cuba captured his second World Championship gold medal in the high jump. It was his fifth appearance in the championships, and his fourth medal overall. Steinar Hoen of Norway, Konstantin Matusevich of Israel, Lambros Papakostas of Greece, and Artur Partyka of Poland shared the lead at 2.29, a height that Sotomayor passed. At 2.32, Partyka passed, and Sotomayor cleared with his first try, taking the lead. Hoen, Australian Timothy Forsyth and Dalton Grant of Great Britain also cleared on their first attempts; for Grant, it was his first jump of the competition. Papakostas cleared on his second attempt, urged on by the massive roar of the crowd. When the bar moved to 2.35, only Sotomayor cleared on his first attempt. Partyka cleared on his second, to take a solitary hold of the silver medal. When Forsyth cleared on his second attempt, he moved into bronze position (his first miss at 2.29 gave Partyka the edge). Hoen and Papakostas, seeing three already over 2.35, opted to save their one remaining leap for 2.37, their only hope for medals. Grant, meanwhile, tried 2.35 again, and went out. At 2.37, Sotomayor cleared on his second try, the only one to do so; the leap would give him the gold, though he couldn’t be sure of it at the time. Partyka had already missed twice, and Forsyth once. They opted to pass to 2.39 in the chase for gold. Partyka missed his one remaining try. Sotomayor passed as Forsyth used up his two attempts and went out. With the gold assured, Sotomayor took one attempt at 2.41, then decided to call it a night
  Final
1 Javier Sotomayor CUB 13 Oct 67 2.37
2 Artur Partyka POL 25 Jul 69 2.35
3 Tim Forsyth AUS 17 Aug 73 2.35
4 Steinar Hoen NOR 8 Feb 71 2.32
4 Dalton Grant GBR 8 Apr 66 2.32
6 Lábros Papakóstas GRE 20 Oct 69 2.32
7 Konstantin Matusevich ISR 25 Feb 71 2.29
8 Lee Jin-Taek KOR 13 Apr 72 2.29
9 Martin Buß GER 7 Apr 76 2.29
10 Gilmar Mayo COL 30 Sep 69 2.29
11 Sergey Klyugin RUS 24 Mar 74 2.29
12 Jan Janků CZE 10 Aug 71 2.25
Final 18:10 Height 220 225 229 232 235 237 239
1 Javier Sotomayor CUB 2.37m - XO - O O XO -
2 Artur Partyka POL 2.35m O - O - XO XX- X
3 Tim Forsyth AUS 2.35m O - XO O XO X- XX
4 Steinar Hoen NOR 2.32m - O O O XX- X
4 Dalton Grant GBR 2.32m - - - O XXX
6 Lambros Papakostas GRE 2.32m - O O XO XX- X
7 Konstantin Matusevich ISR 2.29m O O O XXX
8 Jin-Taek Lee KOR 2.29m XO O O XXX
9 Martin Buss GER 2.29m XXO O O XXX
10 Gilmar Mayo COL 2.29m O O XO XXX
11 Sergey Klyugin RUS 2.29m XO XO XXO ret
12 Jan Janku CZE 2.25m O O XXX

Event report men high jump qualification

Charles Austin, the Olympic champion, failed to qualify for the final of the high jump. The American cleared a best of 2.26. Ten men cleared 2.28, and the remaining two spots in the 12-man final went to Jan Janku of the Czech Republic and Sergey Kliugin of Russia. They both cleared 2.26 on their first attempts, while Austin and Great Britain’s Steve Smith cleared on second attempts. Other notable non-qualifiers include Dragutin Topic of Yugoslavia, the bronze medallist at the 1997 World Indoor; and Arturo Ortiz of Spain, last year’s Euro Cup champion.
  Qualification 4 August
Group A
1 Gilmar Mayo COL 2.28
1 Jin-Taek Lee KOR 2.28
3 Lambros Papakostas GRE 2.28
4 Martin Buss GER 2.28
5 Charles Austin USA 2.26
6 Staffan Strand SWE 2.23
6 Charles Lefrancois CAN 2.23
8 Jaroslaw Kotewicz POL 2.23
8 Mark Boswell CAN 2.23
8 Mark Mandy IRL 2.23
8 Dragutin Topic YUG 2.23
12 Elvir Krehmic BSH 2.23
13 Brendan Reilly GBR 2.23
14 Arturo Ortiz ESP 2.19
14 Tomas Janku CZE 2.19
16 Randy Jenkins USA 2.19
17 Konstantinos Liapis GRE 2.15
Group B
1 Artur Partyka POL 2.28
1 Javier Sotomayor CUB 2.28
1 Steinar Hoen NOR 2.28
4 Tim Forsyth AUS 2.28
5 Konstantin Matusevich ISR 2.28
6 Dalton Grant GBR 2.28
7 Jan Janku CZE 2.26
7 Cigdem Arslan TUR 2.26
8 Sergey Klyugin RUS 2.26
9 Steve Smith GBR 2.26
10 Didier Detchenique FRA 2.23
10 Stevan Zoric YUG 2.23
10 Brian Brown USA 2.23
13 Dimitrios Kokotis GRE 2.23
13 Mustapha Raifak FRA 2.23
15 Glenn Howard NZL 2.15
15 Julio Luciano DOM 2.15
17 Michiya Onoue JPN 2.15
18 Khemraj Naiko MRI 2.15
Group A Height 215 219 223 226 228
1 Gilmar Mayo COL 2.28m O O O O O
1 Jin-Taek Lee KOR 2.28m - O - O O
3 Lambros Papakostas GRE 2.28m - O O O XO
4 Martin Buss GER 2.28m O XO O XO XO
5 Charles Austin USA 2.26m - O - XO XXX
6 Staffan Strand SWE 2.23m O - O XXX
6 Charles Lefrancois CAN 2.23m - O O XXX
8 Jaroslaw Kotewicz POL 2.23m O - XO XXX
8 Mark Boswell CAN 2.23m - O XO XXX
8 Mark Mandy IRL 2.23m O O XO XX- X
8 Dragutin Topic YUG 2.23m O - XO - XXX
12 Elvir Krehmic BSH 2.23m XXO O XO XXX
13 Brendan Reilly GBR 2.23m - O XXO XX- X
14 Arturo Ortiz ESP 2.19m - O - XXX
14 Tomas Janku CZE 2.19m O O XXX
16 Randy Jenkins USA 2.19m XXO XXO - XXX
17 Konstantinos Liapis GRE 2.15m O XXX
Group B Height 215 219 223 226 228
1 Artur Partyka POL 2.28m - O - O O
1 Javier Sotomayor CUB 2.28m - - O O O
1 Steinar Hoen NOR 2.28m - - O - O
4 Tim Forsyth AUS 2.28m O - - O XXO
5 Konstantin Matusevich ISR 2.28m O O XO XO XXO
6 Dalton Grant GBR 2.28m - XO O XXO XXO
7 Jan Janku CZE 2.26m - O XO O XXX
7 Cigdem Arslan TUR 2.26m
8 Sergey Klyugin RUS 2.26m O XXO O O XXX
9 Steve Smith GBR 2.26m O - XO XO XXX
10 Didier Detchenique FRA 2.23m O O O XXX
10 Stevan Zoric YUG 2.23m - O O XXX
10 Brian Brown USA 2.23m O - O XXX
13 Dimitrios Kokotis GRE 2.23m XXO O O XXX
13 Mustapha Raifak FRA 2.23m XXO O O XXX
15 Glenn Howard NZL 2.15m O XXX
15 Julio Luciano DOM 2.15m O XXX
17 Michiya Onoue JPN 2.15m XO XXX
18 Khemraj Naiko MRI 2.15m XXO XXX

Group A 04 AUG 1997 18:00 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Charles Lefrançois CAN CAN 2.29i 2.29i
2 Elvir Krehmic BIH BIH 2.10i 2.10i
3 Charles Austin USA USA 2.40 2.35i
4 Mark Boswell CAN CAN 2.28 2.28
5 Tomáš Janku CZE CZE 2.29 2.29
6 Konstadínos Liápis GRE GRE 2.28i 2.28i
7 Jaroslaw Kotewicz POL POL 2.31i 2.31i
8 Staffan Strand SWE SWE 2.23 2.23
9 Randy Jenkins USA USA 2.25  
10 Martin Buss GER GER 2.27 2.27i
11 Brendan Reilly GBR GBR 2.26 2.25
12 Arturo Ortíz ESP ESP 2.34 2.30
13 Mark Mandy IRL IRL 2.26i 2.26i
14 Gilmar Mayo COL COL 2.33  
15 Dragutin Topic SCG SCG 2.38 2.32i
16 Lábros Papakóstas GRE GRE 2.36 2.32i
17 Jin-taek Lee KOR KOR 2.34 2.34

Group B 04 AUG 1997 18:00 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Sergey Klyugin RUS RUS 2.31i 2.31i
2 Didier Detchenique FRA FRA 2.31 2.31
3 Dimítrios Kokótis GRE GRE 2.28i 2.28i
4 Dalton Grant GBR GBR 2.37i 2.33i
5 Julio Luciano DOM DOM 2.28 2.28
6 Brian Brown USA USA 2.31i 2.31i
7 Michiya Onoue JPN JPN    
8 Mustapha Raifak FRA FRA 2.28 2.28
9 Steinar Hoen NOR NOR 2.36 2.36
10 Konstantin Matusevich ISR ISR 2.35 2.35
11 Javier Sotomayor CUB CUB 2.45 2.25
12 Steve Smith GBR GBR 2.38i 2.34i
13 Artur Partyka POL POL 2.38 2.20
14 Tim Forsyth AUS AUS 2.36 2.36
15 Jan Janku CZE CZE 2.30i 2.29
16 Khemraj Naïko MRI MRI 2.28  
17 Stevan Zoric SCG SCG 2.31i 2.20
18 Glenn Howard NZL NZL 2.25 2.25

 

 

 

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