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1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - Men's High jump

 

 

Host City: Barcelona, Spain Format: Top 12 and ties and all those clearing 2.29 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 31, 1992
Date Finished: August 2, 1992
(Competitors: 43: Countries: 27; Finalists: 14)
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Overview by IAAF  1992_olympic_stadium.jpg
Sotomayor, the best jumper of his generation, finally competed in the Olympics. Despite being only 24 he had missed two Olympic opportunities through boycotts. He made the most of his 1992 Olympic season, winning 14 of his 17 meetings prior to Barcelona. With 13 others he made 2.26 to qualify for the final, but those who missed represented a who’s who of world high jumping: Dalton Grant (GBR), Dietmar Mögenburg (FRG), Steinar Hoen (NOR), and Igor Paklin (EUN). Steve Smith (GBR) and Marino Drake (CUB) were the only jumpers to clear 2.30 in the qualifying, but neither could do so in the final, with Smith making only 2.24 for 12th place, while Drake tied with World Champion Charles Austin for eighth at 2.28. Seven cleared 2.31, but 2.34 proved to be the final clearance height for the remaining five jumpers. The quick but uneven surface was felt to be responsible for such a relatively low level. Sotomayor was the only man to clear 2.34 first time, while the other four made the height second time, with runner- up Sjöberg becoming the only man to win three consecutive medals in the event. The other three tied for third place.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The best jumper of the 1980s had been Cuban Javier Sotomayor but he had been boycotted out of both the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. Sotomayor had set his first world record in 1988 with 2.43 (7-11½). On 29 July 1989, at the Central American and Caribbean Championships, he broke that with a second-attempt clearance of 2.44. It was a historic jump for Imperial-measure fans, as that was the first jump over 8 feet – actually it would be 8-0⅛. Soto bettered that in 1993 with 2.45, and thru 2008 he remains the only jumper to clear the eight-foot barrier. He was favored in 1992, with other jumpers to watch being Sweden’s Patrik Sjöberg, 1987 World Champion, 1991 World Champion Charles Austin, and the 1988 Olympic silver medalist, Hollis Conway. After 2.34 (7-8) five jumpers remained, Soto, Sjöberg, Conway, and Australia’s Tim Forsyth and Poland’s Artur Partyka, but Soto led as he had not missed at the height. and that decided the competition, as nobody succeeded at 2.37 (7-9¼). Sjöberg won the silver medal with fewer total misses.
 

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics.

World Record 2.44 Cuba Javier Sotomayor San Juan (PUR) July 29, 1989
Olympic Record 2.38 Soviet Union Hennadiy Avdyeyenko Seoul (KOR) September 25, 1988
 
Results
High jump Men Final 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 2.34 Javier Sotomayor Cuba CUB 13 Oct 67
2 2.34 Patrik Sjöberg Sweden SWE 5 Jan 65
3 2.34 Artur Partyka Poland POL 25 Jul 69
3 2.34 Hollis Conway United States USA 8 Jan 67
3 2.34 Tim Forsyth Australia AUS 17 Aug 73 AJR
6 2.31 Ralf Sonn Germany GER 17 Jan 67
7 2.31 Troy Kemp Bahamas BAH 18 Jun 66
8 2.28 Marino Drake Cuba CUB 13 Jun 67
8 2.28 Dragutin Topić Yugoslavia YUG 12 Mar 71
8 2.28 Charles Austin United States USA 19 Dec 67
11 2.28 Gustavo Becker Spain ESP 17 Jun 66
12 2.24 Steve Smith Great Britain GBR 29 Mar 73
13 2.24 Sorin Matei Romania ROU 6 Jul 63
14 2.24 Georgi Dakov Bulgaria BUL 21 Oct 67
High jump Men Qualification 31 July
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 2.26 Marino Drake Cuba CUB 13 Jun 67
2 2.26 Steve Smith Great Britain GBR 29 Mar 73
3 2.26 Javier Sotomayor Cuba CUB 13 Oct 67
3 2.26 Dragutin Topić Yugoslavia YUG 12 Mar 71
3 2.26 Patrik Sjöberg Sweden SWE 5 Jan 65
3 2.26 Charles Austin United States USA 19 Dec 67
7 2.26 Gustavo Becker Spain ESP 17 Jun 66
7 2.26 Ralf Sonn Germany GER 17 Jan 67
9 2.26 Sorin Matei Romania ROU 6 Jul 63
10 2.26 Troy Kemp Bahamas BAH 18 Jun 66
11 2.26 Hollis Conway United States USA 8 Jan 67
12 2.26 Georgi Dakov Bulgaria BUL 21 Oct 67
13 2.26 Artur Partyka Poland POL 25 Jul 69
14 2.26 Tim Forsyth Australia AUS 17 Aug 73
15 2.23 Steinar Hoen Norway NOR 8 Feb 71
16 2.23 Ian Thompson Bahamas BAH 8 Dec 68
17 2.23 Brendan Reilly Great Britain GBR 23 Dec 72
18 2.23 Darrin Plab United States USA 26 Sep 70
19 2.20 Lábros Papakóstas Greece GRE 20 Oct 69
20 2.20 Lee Jin-Taek South Korea KOR 13 Apr 72
21 2.20 Håkon Särnblom Norway NOR 3 Mar 66
22 2.20 Igor Paklin Kyrgyzstan KGZ 15 Jul 63
23 2.20 Lochsley Thomson Australia AUS 20 Aug 73
24 2.20 Yuriy Sergiyenko Ukraine UKR 19 Mar 65
25 2.20 Wolf-Hendrik Beyer Germany GER 14 Feb 72
26 2.20 Xu Yang China CHN 27 Jun 70
27 2.15 Arturo Ortiz Spain ESP 18 Sep 66
27 2.15 Dietmar Mögenburg Germany GER 15 Aug 61
29 2.15 Dalton Grant Great Britain GBR 8 Apr 66
29 2.15 Stevan Zoric Yugoslavia YUG 25 May 71
31 2.15 Alex Zaliauskas Canada CAN 20 Apr 71
31 2.15 David Anderson Australia AUS 8 Dec 65
33 2.10 Yacine Mousli Algeria ALG 25 May 67
33 2.10 Khemraj Naïko Mauritius MRI 23 Aug 72
33 2.10 Hossein Shayan Iran IRI 30 Mar 71
33 2.10 Kosmas Mihalopoulos Greece GRE 6 Mar 66
37 2.10 Abdullah Al-Sheib Qatar QAT 29 Jun 65
38 2.10 Danny Beauchamp Seychelles SEY 16 Apr 69
39 2.10 Cho Hyun-Wook South Korea KOR 15 Mar 70
40 2.10 Karl Scatliffe British Virgin Islands IVB 4 May 67
41 2.05 Hilaire Onwanlele Gabon GAB 14 Oct 68
42 2.05 Fakhredin Fouad Gor Jordan JOR 23 Oct 67
NH Nick Saunders Bermuda BER 14 Sep 63
 
Detailed View
 Men High Jump Olympic Games Barcelona(ESP) 1992
Final Team Height 215 220 224 228 231 234 237 239
1. Javier Sotomayor CUB 2.34m     XO   O O XX- X
2. Patrik Sjoeberg SWE 2.34m     O   O XO XXX
3. Artur Partykar POL 2.34m O   XO   O XO XXX
3. Tim Forsythe AUS 2.34m   O O   XO XO XXX
3. Hollis Conway USA 2.34m   O   XO   XO XXX
6. Ralf Sonn GER 2.31m   O O O O XX- X
7. Troy Kemp BAH 2.31m   O   XO O XXX
8. Marino Drake CUB 2.28m   O   O XXX
8. Charles Austin USA 2.28m   O   O X- XX
8. Dragutin Topic IOP 2.28m   O   O XX- X
11.Gustavo Becquer ESP 2.24m   O XO O XXX
12.Stephen Smith GBR 2.24m O   O XX- X
13.Sorin Matei ROM 2.24m     XO XXX
14.Georgi Dakov BUL 2.24m O O XXO XXX
 Qualification
  mark 2.29m 2+12 Athletes
Group A Team Height 200 205 210 215 220 223 226
1. Javier Sotomayor CUB 2.26m         O   O
2. Sorin Matei ROM 2.26m       XO O XO O
3. Hollis Conway USA 2.26m       O O O XO
4. Georgi Dakov BUL 2.26m         O XO XO
5. Artur Partyka POL 2.26m     O   O   XXO
6. Tim Forsythe AUS 2.26m         XO O XXO
7. Steinar Hoen NOR 2.23m       O O XO XXX
8. Ian Thompson BAH 2.23m       XO O XXO XXX
9. Darrin Plab USA 2.20m     XXO XO XXO XXX
10.Jin-Tack Lee KOR 2.20m         O   XXX
11.Yury Sergiyenko EUN 2.20m     O XO XO XXX
12.Wolf-Hendrik Beyer GER 2.20m       O XXO XXX
13.Yang Xu CHN 2.20m   O XO O XXO XXX
14.Arturo Ortiz ESP 2.15m         XXX
14.Dietmar Mogenburg GER 2.15m       O XXX
16.Dalton Grant GBR 2.15m       XO XXX
16.Stevan Zoric IOP 2.15m       XO XXX
18.Khemraz Naiko MRI 2.10m     O XXX
18.Michalopoulos GRE 2.10m     O   XXX
18.Hossein Shayan IRI 2.10m     O XXX
21.Karl Scatliffe IVB 2.10m O O XO XXX
22.Hilaire Onwanlele GAB 2.05m   O XXX
Group B Team Height 200 205 210 215 220 223 226 229
1. Marino Drake CUB 2.29m       O   XXO XO XO
2. Stephen Smith GBR 2.29m       O   O XO XXO
3. Charles Austin USA 2.26m         O O X-
3. Patrik Sjoeberg SWE 2.26m           O O X-
3. Dragutin Topic IOP 2.26m         O   O
6. Ralf Sonn GER 2.26m       O XO O O
7. Gustavo Becquer ESP 2.26m       XO XO   O
8. Troy Kemp BAH 2.26m         O   XO X-
9. Brendan Reilly GBR 2.23m     O O XO XXO XXX
10.Lambros Papakostas GRE 2.20m         O XXX
10.Hakon Sarnblom NOR 2.20m     O O O   XXX
12.Igor Paklin EUN 2.20m         XO   XXX
12.Lochsley Thompson AUS 2.20m     O   XO XXX
14.Alex Zaliauskas CAN 2.15m     O XXO XXX
14.David Anderson AUS 2.15m     O XO XXX
16.Danny Beauchamp SEY 2.10m O O O XXX
16.Yacine Mousli ALG 2.10m     O XXX
16.Abdullah Al-Sheeb QAT 2.10m   O O XXX
19.Hyun-Uk Cho KOR 2.10m     XO XXX
20.Fakhr Aldien Gor JOR 2.05m O XO A
-. Clarence Saunders BER NM       XXX
 
 

 

 

 

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