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1988 Olympic Games Seoul - Men's High jump

 

 

Host City: Seoul, South Korea Format: Top 12 and ties and all those clearing 2.28 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 24, 1988
Date Finished: September 25, 1988
(Competitors: 27; Countries: 18; Finalists: 16)
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Overview by IAAF  1988_olympic_stadium.jpg
Javier Sotomayor, the world’s best, missed the Seoul Games through yet another (smaller) boycott, leaving the ’87 World Championship medallists – Sjöberg, Paklin and Avdyeyenko – as the most plausible gold medal candidates. The finest competition yet saw 12 men clear 2.31, with six of those making 2.34, the most prominent failure at 2.34 being Paklin. Defending champion Mögenburg cleared 2.34, but looked near his limit for the day, and failed at his next heights, losing fifth place on countback to Nick Saunders of Bermuda. Avdyeyenko, 1983 World Champion, was perfect to 2.38, and led from the surprising Conway, who made 2.36 first time, as compared to second-time clearances for former world record holders Sjöberg and Povarnitsyn. The top six all had at least two attempts at 2.38, with Avdyeyenko grazing the bar on his clearance having missed on his first attempt at the winning height. Avdyeyenko then had one attempt at 2.40 and two more at 2.44.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The best jumper in 1988 was Cuban world record holder Javier Sotomayor but Cuba participated in a small boycott of six nations in 1988, supporting the North Koreans, and he could not compete. That left the competition wide open. There were five former world record holders in the field. The competition was difficult to follow because of passes and tactical maneuvers. Four jumpers cleared 2.36 (7-8¾), but only Gennady Avdeyenko (URS) and Hollis Conway (USA) did so on their first attempts, and they led. At 2.38 (7-9¾) there were six jumpers remaining, as two had passed to that height. But only Avdeyenko cleared 2.38, and he had the gold medal, the silver going to Conway.
 

Records

These were the standing World and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

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

The following Olympic record was set during this competition.

DateEventAthleteHeightORWR
September 25, 1988 Final  Hennadiy Avdyeyenko (URS) 2.38m OR  
 
Results
High jump Men Final 25 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 2.38 Gennadiy Avdeyenko Soviet Union URS 4 Nov 63
2 2.36 Hollis Conway United States USA 8 Jan 67
3 2.36 Patrik Sjöberg Sweden SWE 5 Jan 65
3 2.36 Rudolf Povarnitsyn Soviet Union URS 13 Jun 62
5 2.34 Nick Saunders Bermuda BER 14 Sep 63
6 2.34 Dietmar Mögenburg West Germany FRG 15 Aug 61
7 2.31 Igor Paklin Soviet Union URS 15 Jul 63
7 2.31 Dalton Grant Great Britain GBR 8 Apr 66
7 2.31 Carlo Thränhardt West Germany FRG 5 Jul 57
10 2.31 Jim Howard United States USA 11 Sep 59
11 2.31 Brian Stanton United States USA 19 Feb 61
12 2.31 Krzysztof Krawczyk Poland POL 28 Jan 62
13 2.25 Luca Toso Italy ITA 15 Feb 64
14 2.25 Arturo Ortiz Spain ESP 18 Sep 66
15 2.20 Róbert Ruffini Czechoslovakia TCH 26 Jan 67
16 2.15 Geoff Parsons Great Britain GBR 14 Aug 64
High jump Men Qualification 24 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 2.28 Igor Paklin Soviet Union URS 15 Jul 63
1 2.28 Dietmar Mögenburg West Germany FRG 15 Aug 61
3 2.28 Geoff Parsons Great Britain GBR 14 Aug 64
4 2.28 Nick Saunders Bermuda BER 14 Sep 63
5 2.28 Dalton Grant Great Britain GBR 8 Apr 66
5 2.28 Hollis Conway United States USA 8 Jan 67
7 2.28 Arturo Ortiz Spain ESP 18 Sep 66 NUR
8 2.25 Patrik Sjöberg Sweden SWE 5 Jan 65
9 2.25 Róbert Ruffini Czechoslovakia TCH 26 Jan 67
9 2.25 Rudolf Povarnitsyn Soviet Union URS 13 Jun 62
9 2.25 Brian Stanton United States USA 19 Feb 61
12 2.25 Gennadiy Avdeyenko Soviet Union URS 4 Nov 63
13 2.25 Carlo Thränhardt West Germany FRG 5 Jul 57
13 2.25 Jim Howard United States USA 11 Sep 59
15 2.25 Krzysztof Krawczyk Poland POL 28 Jan 62
16 2.25 Luca Toso Italy ITA 15 Feb 64
17 2.22 Milton Ottey Canada CAN 29 Dec 59
18 2.22 Cho Hyun-Wook South Korea KOR 15 Mar 70
19 2.22 Brian Marshall Canada CAN 1 Apr 65
20 2.19 Troy Kemp Bahamas BAH 18 Jun 66
20 2.19 Artur Partyka Poland POL 25 Jul 69
20 2.19 Sorin Matei Romania ROU 6 Jul 63
23 2.19 Zhu Jianhua China CHN 29 May 63
24 2.19 Floyd Manderson Great Britain GBR 5 Mar 61
25 2.15 Paul Ngadjadoum Chad CHA 20 Oct 57
26 2.10 Fernando Pastoriza Argentina ARG 1 Feb 65
NH Cheickack Seymou Burkina Faso BUR
 
Detailed View
 Qualification - Saturday 24.09
  mark 2.28m 7+9 Athletes
Heat 1 Team Height 210 215 219 225 228
1. Dietmar Mogenburg FRG 2.28m
1. Igor Pakline URS 2.28m
3. Geoff Parsons GBR 2.28m
4. Clarence Saunders BER 2.28m
5. Dalton Grant GBR 2.28m
6. Hollis Conway USA 2.28m
7. Arturo Ortiz ESP 2.28m
8. Robert Ruffini TCH 2.25m
9. Luca Toso ITA 2.25m
10.Sorin Matei ROM 2.19m
11.Troy Kemp BAH 2.19m
12.Floyd Manderson GBR 2.19m
13.Paul Ngadjadoum CHA 2.15m
Heat 2 Team Height 210 215 219 225 228
1. Patrik Sjoberg SWE 2.25m
2. Roudolf Povarnitsyne URS 2.25m
3. Brian Stanton USA 2.25m
4. Guennadi Avdeenko URS 2.25m
5. Carlo Tranhardt FRG 2.25m
6. Jim Howard USA 2.25m
7. Krzysztof Krawczyk POL 2.25m
8. Milton Ottey CAN 2.22m
9. Hyun-wook Cho KOR 2.22m
10.Brian Marshall CAN 2.22m
11.Artur Partyka POL 2.19m
12.Jianhua Zhu CHN 2.19m
13.Fernando J. Pastoriza ARG 2.10m
 
 
 

 

 

 

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