| Event type

High Jump, Women

Date16 – 17 October 1968
LocationEstadio Olímpico Universitario, Ciudad de México
Participants24 from 14 countries

With Iolanda Balaş retired, the competition was wide-open. There were 14 competitors, but all jumped 1.74 (5-8½) in the qualifying round to advance to the final round. Eight jumpers were still in after 1.78 metres (5-10), but at 1.80 (5-10¾), only Miloslava Rezková (TCH), Antonina Okorokova (URS), and Valentina Kozyr (URS) were still alive. Režková jumped 1.82 metres (5-11½) on her third attempt to win the gold medal. Okorokova won the silver based on a first-attempt clearance at 1.80 (5-10¾), as Kozyr had needed three shots at that height. Režková was only 18-years-old and was an attractive, bubbly young lady who became one of the most popular champions in Ciudad de México.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifying RoundFinal Round
176Miloslava RezkováTCH1.74 (=9)1.82 (1)Gold
2237Antonina OkorokovaURS1.74 (8)1.80 (2)Silver
3235Valentina KozyrURS1.74 (5)1.80 (3)Bronze
477Jaroslava ValentováTCH1.74 (1)1.78 (4)
525Rita SchmidtGDR1.74 (=2)1.78 (5)
673Mária FaithováTCH1.74 (6)1.78 (6)
726Karin SchulzeGDR1.74 (=2)1.76 (7)
841Ilona GusenbauerAUT1.74 (=2)1.76 (8)
=9116Ghislaine BarnayFRA1.74 (12)1.71 (=9)
=9158Magdolna CsábiHUN1.74 (=13)1.71 (=9)
1146Maria CiprianoBRA1.74 (=9)1.71 (11)
12232Vera GrushkinaURS1.74 (=9)1.71 (12)
13128Barbara InkpenGBR1.74 (7)1.68 (13)
14254Snežana HrepevnikYUG1.74 (=13)1.68 (14)
15 r1/2181Audrey ReidJAM1.71 (15)
16 r1/2118Nicole DeniseFRA1.68 (16)
17 r1/250Yordanka BlagoevaBUL1.68 (17)
18 r1/251Katya LazovaBUL1.68 (18)
19 r1/298Eleanor MontgomeryUSA1.68 (19)
20 r1/2140Dorothy ShirleyGBR1.68 (20)
21 r1/2209Virginia BonciROU1.65 (21)
22 r1/288Sharon CallahanUSA1.60 (22)
23 r1/2199Anne Lise WærnessNOR1.60 (23)
AC r1/286Estelle BaskervilleUSA– (NH)
DNS258Patsy CalenderBAR– (DNS)
DNS63Sandra JohnsonCRC– (DNS)
DNS111Lolita LagrosasPHI– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (16 October 1968 — 10:00)

Top 12 and ties and all those clearing 1.74 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal MissesTotal Attempts
1Jaroslava ValentováTCH1.74003Q
=2Ilona GusenbauerAUT1.74004Q
=2Karin SchulzeGDR1.74004Q
=2Rita SchmidtGDR1.74004Q
5Valentina KozyrURS1.74006Q
6Mária FaithováTCH1.74016Q
7Barbara InkpenGBR1.74026Q
8Antonina OkorokovaURS1.74114Q
=9Maria CiprianoBRA1.74116Q
=9Miloslava RezkováTCH1.74116Q
=9Vera GrushkinaURS1.74116Q
12Ghislaine BarnayFRA1.74137Q
=13Magdolna CsábiHUN1.74238Q
=13Snežana HrepevnikYUG1.74238Q
15Audrey ReidJAM1.71139
16Nicole DeniseFRA1.68002
17Yordanka BlagoevaBUL1.68014
18Katya LazovaBUL1.68015
19Eleanor MontgomeryUSA1.68024
20Dorothy ShirleyGBR1.68226
21Virginia BonciROU1.65003
22Sharon CallahanUSA1.60014
23Anne Lise WærnessNOR1.60114
NHEstelle BaskervilleUSA
DNSPatsy CalenderBAR
DNSSandra JohnsonCRC
DNSLolita LagrosasPHI

Qualifying Round, Group A (16 October 1968)

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal MissesTotal Attempts1.50 m1.55 m1.60 m1.65 m1.68 m1.71 m1.74 m
1Jaroslava ValentováTCH1.74003---o-oo
=2Ilona GusenbauerAUT1.74004---oooo
=2Karin SchulzeGDR1.74004---oooo
=2Rita SchmidtGDR1.74004---oooo
5Valentina KozyrURS1.74006-oooooo
6Mária FaithováTCH1.74016--oooxoo
7Antonina OkorokovaURS1.74114---o-oxo
=8Miloslava RezkováTCH1.74116--ooooxo
=8Vera GrushkinaURS1.74116--ooooxo
10Yordanka BlagoevaBUL1.68014--oxooxxx
11Eleanor MontgomeryUSA1.68024---xxooxxx
12Virginia BonciROU1.65003-ooo-xxx
DNSPatsy CalenderBAR

Qualifying Round, Group B (16 October 1968)

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal MissesTotal Attempts1.50 m1.55 m1.60 m1.65 m1.68 m1.71 m1.74 m
1Barbara InkpenGBR1.74026---xooxoo
2Maria CiprianoBRA1.74116--ooooxo
3Ghislaine BarnayFRA1.74137---ooxxoxo
=4Magdolna CsábiHUN1.74238--ooxooxxo
=4Snežana HrepevnikYUG1.74238--ooxooxxo
6Audrey ReidJAM1.71139ooooxxoxoxxx
7Nicole DeniseFRA1.68002---ooxxx
8Katya LazovaBUL1.68015-ooxooxxx
9Dorothy ShirleyGBR1.68226-oooxxoxxx
10Sharon CallahanUSA1.60014oxooxxx
11Anne Lise WærnessNOR1.60114ooxoxxx
NHEstelle BaskervilleUSA
DNSSandra JohnsonCRC
DNSLolita LagrosasPHI

Final Round (17 October 1968 — 15:00)

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal MissesTotal Attempts1.60 m1.65 m1.68 m1.71 m1.74 m1.76 m1.78 m1.80 m1.82 m1.84 m
1Miloslava RezkováTCH1.822512-o-xoxoxoooxxoxxx
2Antonina OkorokovaURS1.80015--o-o-xooxxx
3Valentina KozyrURS1.802310-oooooxoxxoxxx
4Jaroslava ValentováTCH1.78015-o-o-xooxxx
5Rita SchmidtGDR1.78138-o-oxxooxoxxx
6Mária FaithováTCH1.78249-xo-oxooxxoxxx
7Karin SchulzeGDR1.76015-o-xoooxxx
8Ilona GusenbauerAUT1.76126--oxooxoxxx
=9Ghislaine BarnayFRA1.71003-oooxxx
=9Magdolna CsábiHUN1.71003-oooxxx
11Maria CiprianoBRA1.71226oooxxoxxx
12Vera GrushkinaURS1.71236-oxoxxoxxx
13Barbara InkpenGBR1.68002-ooxxx
14Snežana HrepevnikYUG1.68124-xoxoxxx