Athletics — High Jump, Women

Times held 21
Total participants 419
Total countries 83

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1928 High Jump, Women Olympic 20 9
1932 High Jump, Women Olympic 10 6
1936 High Jump, Women Olympic 17 12
1948 High Jump, Women Olympic 19 10
1952 High Jump, Women Olympic 17 10
1956 High Jump, Women Olympic 19 12
1960 High Jump, Women Olympic 23 15
1964 High Jump, Women Olympic 26 18
1968 High Jump, Women Olympic 24 14
1972 High Jump, Women Olympic 40 22
1976 High Jump, Women Olympic 35 23
1980 High Jump, Women Olympic 20 13
1984 High Jump, Women Olympic 29 18
1988 High Jump, Women Olympic 24 15
1992 High Jump, Women Olympic 41 26
1996 High Jump, Women Olympic 32 24
2000 High Jump, Women Olympic 38 27
2004 High Jump, Women Olympic 34 25
2008 High Jump, Women Olympic 32 24
2012 High Jump, Women Olympic 34 27
2016 High Jump, Women Olympic 35 26

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1928 Ethel CatherwoodCAN Lien GisolfNED Mildred WileyUSA
1932 Jean ShileyUSA Babe DidriksonUSA Eva DawesCAN
1936 Ibolya CsákHUN Dorothy OdamGBR Elfriede KaunGER
1948 Alice CoachmanUSA Dorothy TylerGBR Micheline OstermeyerFRA
1952 Esther BrandRSA Sheila LerwillGBR Aleksandra ChudinaURS
1956 Millie McDanielUSA Thelma Hopkins
Mariya Pisareva
GBR
URS
1960 Iolanda BalașROU Dorothy Shirley
Jarosława Jóźwiakowska
GBR
POL
1964 Iolanda BalașROU Michele Mason-BrownAUS Taisiya ChenchikURS
1968 Miloslava RezkováTCH Antonina OkorokovaURS Valentina KozyrURS
1972 Ulrike MeyfarthFRG Yordanka BlagoevaBUL Ilona GusenbauerAUT
1976 Rosie AckermannGDR Sara SimeoniITA Yordanka BlagoevaBUL
1980 Sara SimeoniITA Urszula KielanPOL Jutta KirstGDR
1984 Ulrike MeyfarthFRG Sara SimeoniITA Joni HuntleyUSA
1988 Louise RitterUSA Stefka KostadinovaBUL Tamara BykovaURS
1992 Heike HenkelGER Galina AstafeiROU Ioamnet QuinteroCUB
1996 Stefka KostadinovaBUL Niki BakogianniGRE Inha BabakovaUKR
2000 Yelena YelesinaRUS Hestrie Storbeck-CloeteRSA Oana Mușunoi-Pantelimon
Kajsa Bergqvist
ROU
SWE
2004 Yelena SlesarenkoRUS Hestrie Storbeck-CloeteRSA Vita StopinaUKR
2008 Tia HellebautBEL Blanka VlašićCRO Chaunté HowardUSA
2012 Anna ChicherovaRUS Brigetta BarrettUSA
2016 Ruth BeitíaESP Mirela DemirevaBUL Blanka VlašićCRO

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States USA 4 2 3 9
Russian Federation RUS 3 0 0 3
Romania ROU 2 1 1 4
West Germany FRG 2 0 0 2
Bulgaria BUL 1 3 1 5
Italy ITA 1 2 0 3
South Africa RSA 1 2 0 3
Canada CAN 1 0 1 2
East Germany GDR 1 0 1 2
Germany GER 1 0 1 2
Belgium BEL 1 0 0 1
Czechoslovakia TCH 1 0 0 1
Hungary HUN 1 0 0 1
Spain ESP 1 0 0 1
Great Britain GBR 0 5 0 5
Soviet Union URS 0 2 4 6
Poland POL 0 2 0 2
Croatia CRO 0 1 1 2
Australia AUS 0 1 0 1
Greece GRE 0 1 0 1
Netherlands NED 0 1 0 1
Ukraine UKR 0 0 2 2
Austria AUT 0 0 1 1
Cuba CUB 0 0 1 1
France FRA 0 0 1 1
Sweden SWE 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ulrike Meyfarth FRG 2 0 0 2
Iolanda Balaș ROU 2 0 0 2
Sara Simeoni ITA 1 2 0 3
Stefka Kostadinova BUL 1 1 0 2
Ethel Catherwood CAN 1 0 0 1
Rosie Witschas-Ackermann GDR 1 0 0 1
Heike Redetzky-Henkel GER
FRG
1 0 0 1
Ibolya Csák HUN 1 0 0 1
Esther Brand RSA 1 0 0 1
Miloslava Hübnerová-Rezková CZE
TCH
1 0 0 1
Alice Coachman USA 1 0 0 1
Millie McDaniel USA 1 0 0 1
Louise Ritter USA 1 0 0 1
Jean Shiley USA 1 0 0 1
Yelena Yelesina RUS 1 0 0 1
Tia Hellebaut BEL 1 0 0 1
Ruth Beitía ESP 1 0 0 1
Yelena Slesarenko RUS 1 0 0 1
Anna Chicherova RUS 1 0 0 1