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High Jump, Men

Date5 – 7 August 2012
LocationOlympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Participants35 from 27 countries

This event had no clear favorite. The 2011 World Champion was American Jesse Williams but he had barely made the US team. The 2008 gold medalist was Andrey Silnov of Russia, but he had struggled a bit since 2008, and was recently second to his teammate, Ivan Ukhov, at the Russian Nationals. Ukhov had the year’s best jump with 2.39, but had never won a medal at a major international. He would fix that.

Eight jumpers succeeded at 2.29, with three tied for the lead with no misses through that height: Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim, Canada’s Derek Drouin, and Britain’s Robbie Grabarz. But at the next height, 2.33, only Ukhov and American Erik Kynard went clear, both on their first attempts. Ukhov then cleared 2.36 on his first try which would bring him the gold medal. Kynard missed his first attempt and passed to 2.38 where he also missed one try. When Ukhov also cleared that height, Kynard moved up to 2.40, trying to win gold, but missed again and settled for silver. The bronze was a three-way tie among Barshim, Drouin, and Grabarz. Silnov made the final but placed only 12th, and Williams would tie for ninth.

In February 2018 it was announced the Court of Arbitration for Sport that the original gold medalist, Ivan Ukhov, had an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) and all of his results were voided from 16 July 2012 to 31 December 2015, which disqualified him from the London Olympic Games. In November 2021 the IOC announced upgrades for Kynard to gold and the three original bronze medalists to silver medals..

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifying RoundFinal Round
13230Erik KynardUSA2.29 (=2)2.33 (1)Gold
=22755Mutaz Essa BarshimQAT2.26 (=7)2.29 (=2)Silver
=21286Derek DrouinCAN2.29 (5)2.29 (=2)Silver
=21810Robbie GrabarzGBR2.29 (1)2.29 (=2)Silver
53242Jamie NietoUSA2.26 (6)2.29 (5)
63124Bohdan BondarenkoUKR2.26 (=7)2.29 (6)
71295Mike MasonCAN2.26 (=11)2.29 (7)
=81416Wanner MillerCOL2.26 (=11)2.25 (=8)
=83142Andriy ProtsenkoUKR2.29 (4)2.25 (=8)
=83263Jesse WilliamsUSA2.29 (=2)2.25 (=8)
112832Andrey SilnovRUS2.26 (=7)2.25 (11)
121510Kyriakos IoannouCYP2.26 (=11)2.20 (12)
131753Mickaël HananyFRA2.26 (=7)2.20 (13)
14 r1/22830Aleksandr ShustovRUS2.26 (14)
=15 r1/21099Trevor BarryBAH2.21 (=15)
=15 r1/21217Guilherme CobboBRA2.21 (=15)
=15 r1/23127Dmytro Dem'ianiukUKR2.21 (=15)
=15 r1/21730Osku TorroFIN2.21 (=15)
19 r1/21476Víctor MoyaCUB2.21 (19)
=20 r1/21514Jaroslav BábaCZE2.21 (=20)
=20 r1/21573Diego FerrínECU2.21 (=20)
=20 r1/22144Gianmarco TamberiITA2.21 (=20)
=20 r1/21366Zhang GuoweiCHN2.21 (=20)
=24 r1/21976Kostas BaniotisGRE2.21 (=24)
=24 r1/22933Rožle PrezeljSLO2.21 (=24)
26 r1/22428Raivydas StanysLTU2.16 (26)
=27 r1/23012Majed GhazalSYR2.16 (=27)
=27 r1/21265Viktor NinovBUL2.16 (=27)
=29 r1/22988Michal KabelkaSVK2.16 (=29)
=29 r1/22478Lee Hup WeiMAS2.16 (=29)
=29 r1/21111Donald ThomasBAH2.16 (=29)
NM1158Andrei ChurylaBLR– (NH)
NM2415Darvin EdwardsLCA– (NH)
NM2952Dragutin TopićSRB– (NH)
DQ2838Ivan UkhovRUS[2.29] (DQ)[2.38] (DQ)1

Qualifying Round (5 August 2012 — 19:05)

Top 12 and ties and all those clearing 2.32 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses
1Robbie GrabarzGBR2.2900q
=2Erik KynardUSA2.2911q
=2Jesse WilliamsUSA2.2911q
4Andriy ProtsenkoUKR2.2913q
5Derek DrouinCAN2.2925q
6Jamie NietoUSA2.2600q
=7Mutaz Essa BarshimQAT2.2611q
=7Bohdan BondarenkoUKR2.2611q
=7Mickaël HananyFRA2.2611q
=7Andrey SilnovRUS2.2611q
=11Kyriakos IoannouCYP2.2622q
=11Mike MasonCAN2.2622q
=11Wanner MillerCOL2.2622q
14Aleksandr ShustovRUS2.2623
=15Trevor BarryBAH2.2100
=15Guilherme CobboBRA2.2100
=15Dmytro Dem'ianiukUKR2.2100
=15Osku TorroFIN2.2100
19Víctor MoyaCUB2.2101
=20Jaroslav BábaCZE2.2111
=20Diego FerrínECU2.2111
=20Gianmarco TamberiITA2.2111
=20Zhang GuoweiCHN2.2111
=24Kostas BaniotisGRE2.2122
=24Rožle PrezeljSLO2.2122
26Raivydas StanysLTU2.1600
=27Majed GhazalSYR2.1611
=27Viktor NinovBUL2.1611
=29Michal KabelkaSVK2.1622
=29Lee Hup WeiMAS2.1622
=29Donald ThomasBAH2.1622
NHAndrei ChurylaBLR
NHDarvin EdwardsLCA
NHDragutin TopićSRB
DQIvan UkhovRUS[2.29][0][1]Q2

Qualifying Round, Group A (5 August 2012 — 19:05)

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses2.16 m2.21 m2.26 m2.29 m
1Erik KynardUSA2.2911oooxo
2Derek DrouinCAN2.2925oxxoxoxxo
=3Mutaz Essa BarshimQAT2.2611ooxoxx-
=3Bohdan BondarenkoUKR2.2611ooxoxx-
=3Mickaël HananyFRA2.2611ooxoxxx
=3Andrey SilnovRUS2.2611ooxoxxx
7Kyriakos IoannouCYP2.2622ooxxoxxx
8Aleksandr ShustovRUS2.2623oxoxxoxxx
=9Dmytro Dem'ianiukUKR2.2100ooxxx
=9Osku TorroFIN2.2100ooxxx
11Zhang GuoweiCHN2.2111oxoxxx
12Kostas BaniotisGRE2.2122oxxoxxx
13Majed GhazalSYR2.1611xoxxx
=14Michal KabelkaSVK2.1622xxoxxx
=14Lee Hup WeiMAS2.1622xxoxxx
=14Donald ThomasBAH2.1622xxo-xxx
NHAndrei ChurylaBLRxxx
NHDarvin EdwardsLCAxxx

Qualifying Round, Group B (5 August 2012 — 19:05)

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses2.16 m2.21 m2.26 m2.29 m
1Robbie GrabarzGBR2.2900-ooo
2Jesse WilliamsUSA2.2911oooxo
3Andriy ProtsenkoUKR2.2913oxoxoxo
4Jamie NietoUSA2.2600oooxxx
=5Mike MasonCAN2.2622ooxxoxxx
=5Wanner MillerCOL2.2622ooxxoxxx
=7Trevor BarryBAH2.2100ooxxx
=7Guilherme CobboBRA2.2100ooxxx
9Víctor MoyaCUB2.2101xooxx-x
=10Jaroslav BábaCZE2.2111oxoxxx
=10Diego FerrínECU2.2111oxoxxx
=10Gianmarco TamberiITA2.2111oxoxxx
13Rožle PrezeljSLO2.2122oxxoxxx
14Raivydas StanysLTU2.1600oxxx
15Viktor NinovBUL2.1611xoxxx
NHDragutin TopićSRBxxx
DQIvan UkhovRUS[2.29][0][1][o][o][xo][o]3

Final Round (7 August 2012 — 19:00)

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses2.20 m2.25 m2.29 m2.33 m2.36 m2.38 m2.40 m
1Erik KynardUSA2.3301oxooox-x-x
=2Mutaz Essa BarshimQAT2.2900oooxxx
=2Derek DrouinCAN2.2900oooxxx
=2Robbie GrabarzGBR2.2900-ooxxx
5Jamie NietoUSA2.2911ooxoxx-x
6Bohdan BondarenkoUKR2.2912xooxoxxx
7Mike MasonCAN2.2922ooxxoxxx
=8Wanner MillerCOL2.2500ooxxx
=8Andriy ProtsenkoUKR2.2500ooxxx
=8Jesse WilliamsUSA2.2500ooxxx
11Andrey SilnovRUS2.2511oxoxxx
12Kyriakos IoannouCYP2.2000oxxx
13Mickaël HananyFRA2.2011xoxxx
DQIvan UkhovRUS[2.38][0][1][o][o][xo][o][o][o][x]4