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1996 Olympic Games Atlanta - Men's High jump

 

 

Host City: Atlanta, United States Format: Top 12 and ties and all those clearing 2.28 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 26, 1996  
Date Finished: July 28, 1996  
(Competitors: 37; Countries: 27; Finalists: 14)  
    Venue(s): Centennial Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Overview by IAAF    1996_olympic_stadium.jpg
A damaged ankle effectively ruined the chances of defending champion Sotomayor, and he finished =11th in the final, clearing only 2.25. Seven jumpers had cleared 2.26 in the qualifying without making the final, as 14 others went over 2.28. Ten of those made 2.29 in the final, with only three eliminated at 2.32. The next height of 2.35 proved to be the litmus test of quality, as 1991 World Champion Charles Austin and Poland’s competitive Artur Partyka were the only ones to clear first time. Just Steve Smith of the remaining five cleared 2.35. Partyka then cleared 2.37 on his second jump with an effort that looked a good 5cm above the bar. When Austin failed for a second time it seemed certain that the Pole would win. Both Smith and Austin passed to 2.39 for their final attempts, and Austin sailed over without touching the bar to win the gold. Partyka won his second Olympic medal of the 1990s. At seven Olympic, World and European Championships between 1992 and 1998, he never failed to win a medal.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
Defending champion Javier Sotomayor (CUB) was back but an injured ankle prevented him from being at his best and he would finish 11th. The 1991 World Champion, Charles Austin, had battled injuries since 1991, but was now healthy again. Three jumpers remained at 2.35 (7-8½) – Austin, 1992 bronze medalist Artur Partyka (POL), and Britain’s Steve Smith. At 2.37 (7-9¼) Partyka cleared on his second attempt. Austin and Smith missed twice, and then passed to 2.39 (7-10). At 2.39, Austin cleared to take the lead, Smith went out, while Partyka missed once, and passed to 2.41 (7-10¾). When he missed twice at that height, Austin had the gold medal. He took three attempts at a world record 2.46 (8-0¾). Partyka won silver, and in seven major international championships between 1992-98 – Olympic, World, and European – he never failed to medal.
 

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics.

World Record 2.45 Cuba Javier Sotomayor Salamanca (ESP) July 27, 1993
Olympic Record 2.38 Soviet Union Hennadiy Avdyeyenko Seoul (KOR) September 25, 1988

Charles Austin set a new Olympic record with 2.39 metres.

 
        Results        
 
High jump Men     Final 28 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 2.39     Charles Austin United States USA 19 Dec 67  
2 2.37     Artur Partyka Poland POL 25 Jul 69  
3 2.35     Steve Smith Great Britain GBR 29 Mar 73  
4 2.32     Dragutin Topić Serbia SRB 12 Mar 71  
5 2.32     Steinar Hoen Norway NOR 8 Feb 71  
6 2.32     Lábros Papakóstas Greece GRE 20 Oct 69  
7 2.32     Tim Forsyth Australia AUS 17 Aug 73  
8 2.29     Lee Jin-Taek South Korea KOR 13 Apr 72  
9 2.29     Wolfgang Kreißig Germany GER 29 Aug 70  
10 2.29     Przemyslaw Radkiewicz Poland POL 25 Aug 70  
11 2.25     Javier Sotomayor Cuba CUB 13 Oct 67  
11 2.25     Jaroslaw Kotewicz Poland POL 16 Mar 69  
13 2.25     Troy Kemp Bahamas BAH 18 Jun 66  
14 2.25     Tomáš Janků Czech Republic CZE 27 Dec 74  
High jump Men     Qualification 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 2.28     Artur Partyka Poland POL 25 Jul 69  
1 2.28     Dragutin Topić Serbia SRB 12 Mar 71  
1 2.28     Charles Austin United States USA 19 Dec 67  
1 2.28     Tim Forsyth Australia AUS 17 Aug 73  
5 2.28     Steinar Hoen Norway NOR 8 Feb 71  
6 2.28     Troy Kemp Bahamas BAH 18 Jun 66  
6 2.28     Lábros Papakóstas Greece GRE 20 Oct 69  
6 2.28     Jaroslaw Kotewicz Poland POL 16 Mar 69  
9 2.28     Lee Jin-Taek South Korea KOR 13 Apr 72  
9 2.28     Javier Sotomayor Cuba CUB 13 Oct 67  
11 2.28     Steve Smith Great Britain GBR 29 Mar 73  
11 2.28     Wolfgang Kreißig Germany GER 29 Aug 70  
13 2.28     Tomáš Janků Czech Republic CZE 27 Dec 74  
13 2.28     Przemyslaw Radkiewicz Poland POL 25 Aug 70  
15 2.26     Charles Lefrançois Canada CAN 19 Dec 72  
16 2.26     Vyacheslav Tyrtyshnik Ukraine UKR 16 Jan 71  
17 2.26     Konstantin Matusevich Israel ISR 25 Feb 71  
18 2.26     Arturo Ortiz Spain ESP 18 Sep 66  
19 2.26     Dalton Grant Great Britain GBR 8 Apr 66  
20 2.26     Ian Thompson Bahamas BAH 8 Dec 68  
21 2.26     Gilmar Mayo Colombia COL 30 Sep 69  
22 2.24     Marko Turban Estonia EST 19 May 67  
23 2.20     Mark Mandy Ireland IRL 19 Nov 72  
24 2.20     Khemraj Naïko Mauritius MRI 23 Aug 72  
25 2.20     Julio Luciano Dominican Republic DOM 10 Oct 77  
26 2.20     Cameron Wright United States USA 7 Nov 72  
27 2.15     Tomohiro Nomura Japan JPN 11 Oct 75  
27 2.15     Stevan Zoric Yugoslavia YUG 25 May 71  
27 2.15     Chris Anderson Australia AUS 6 Apr 68  
30 2.15     Loo Kum Zee Malaysia MAS 2 Dec 74  
31 2.15     Ed Broxterman United States USA 28 Nov 73  
32 2.15     Kim Tae-Hoi South Korea KOR 3 Sep 73  
33 2.10     Cho Hyun-Wook South Korea KOR 15 Mar 70  
34 2.10     Fakhredin Fouad Gor Jordan JOR 23 Oct 67  
  NH     Olivier Sanou Burkina Faso BUR 2 Jul 75  
  NH     Wong Yew Tong Singapore SIN 16 Jun 71  
  NH     Hugo Muñoz Peru PER 10 Jan 73  
 
Detailed View
 Men High Jump Olympic Games Atlanta (USA) 1996
Final Team Height 215 220 225 229 232 235 237 239 241 246
1. Charles Austin USA 2.39m O - O - O O XX O - XXX
2. Artur Partyka POL 2.35m - O - O O XO X- XX
3. Steve Smith GBR 2.35m - - XO - O XO XX- X
4. Dragutin Topic YUG 2.32m O O O O XX X
5. Steinar Hoen NOR 2.32m - O O XO O XX- X
6. Lambros Papakostas GRE 2.32m - O O O XO XX- X
7. Tim Forsyth AUS 2.32m - O O O XXO XX- X
8. Jin-Taek Lee KOR 2.29m - XO O O XXX
9. Wolfgang Kreissig GER 2.29m - XO XO O XXX
10.Przemyslaw Radkiewicz POL 2.29m - XO XO XO XXX
11.Jaroslaw Kotewicz POL 2.25m O - O XXX
11.Javier Sotomayor CUB 2.25m - - O - XXX
13.Troy Kemp BAH 2.25m - - XO - X- XX
14.Tomas Janku CZE 2.25m XO XO XO XXX
Qualification mark 2.28 14 Athletes
Group A Team Height 210 215 220 224 226 228
1. Charles Austin USA 2.28m - - O - O O
2. Steinar Hoen NOR 2.28m - O O O XXO O
3. Troy Kemp BAH 2.28m - O - O O XO
3. Jaroslaw Kotewicz POL 2.28m - O - O O XO
3. Lambros Papakostas GRE 2.28m - - O O O XO
6. Jin-Taek Lee KOR 2.28m - O XO O O XO
7. Steve Smith GBR 2.28m - O - XO XO XO
8. Tomas Janku CZE 2.28m O O O O XO XXO
8. Przemyslaw Radkiewicz POL 2.28m - O O XO O XXO
10.Charles Lefrancois CAN 2.26m - O O O O XXX
11.Mark Mandy IRL 2.20m O O O XXX
12.Julio Luciano DOM 2.20m O XO XO XXX
13.Cameron Wright USA 2.20m O O XXO XXX
14.Chris Anderson AUS 2.15m O O XXX
14.Tomohiro Nomura JPN 2.15m O O XXX
14.Stevan Zoric YUG 2.15m - O XXX
17.Tae-Hoi Kim KOR 2.15m XO XXO XXX
-. Hugo Munoz PER NM XXX
-. Yew Tong Wong SIN NM XXX
Group B Team Height 210 215 220 224 226 228
1. Tim Forsyth AUS 2.28m - - O O O O
1. Artur Partyka POL 2.28m - - O - O O
1. Dragutin Topic YUG 2.28m - - O O O O
4. Javier Sotomayor CUB 2.28m - - O - XO XO
5. Wolfgang Kreissig GER 2.28m - O XO XO O XO
6. Vyacheslav Tyrtyshnik UKR 2.26m O O O XO O XXX
7. Konstantin Matoussevich ISR 2.26m - XO O XXO O XXX
8. Arturo Ortiz ESP 2.26m - O O XO XO XXX
9. Dalton Grant GBR 2.26m O O XO XO XO XXX
10.Ian Thompson BAH 2.26m - O - XO XXO XXX
11.Gilmar Mayo COL 2.26m - O XO XO XXO XXX
12.Marko Turban EST 2.24m - XO O O XXX
13.Khemraj Naiko MRI 2.20m O O XO XXX
14.Kum Zee Loo MAS 2.15m XO O XXX
15.Ed Broxterman USA 2.15m XXO O XXX
16.Hyun-Wook Cho KOR 2.10m O XXX
17.Fakhr Ai-dien GOR JOR 2.10m XXO XXX
-. Oliver Sanou BUR NM XXX
-. Patrik Sjoberg SWE DNS
 
 
 

 

 

 

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