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High Jump, Men

Date17 – 19 August 2008
LocationBeijing Guojia Tiyuchang, Beijing Aolinpike Gongyuan, Beijing
Participants40 from 28 countries

The automatic qualifying height of 2.29 (7-6) proved difficult and took out the 2007 World Champion Donald Thomas (BAH) and bronze medalist Kyriakos Iannou (CYP). The 2004 Olympic champion, Sweden’s Stefan Holm, was back but had had a difficult year with injuries. In the final, Russia’s Andrey Silnov was a comfortable winner, clearing six consecutive heights on his first attempt, finishing with 2.36 (7-8¾). He tried 2.42 (7-11¼) and had two close misses but could not get over the bar. Britain’s Germaine Mason and Yaroslav Rybakov (RUS) both cleared 2.34 (7-8) on their first attempt, with Mason winning the silver medal based on fewer misses at lower heights. Holm placed fourth. For the first time ever at the Olympics, save 1980, no American jumper made the final. Silnov had not actually qualified for the Russian team at the Russian Olympic Trials, placing fourth, but his post-Trials performances led to his being placed on the team, in lieu of Andrey Tereshin, who had placed third at the Trials.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifying RoundFinal Round
12776Andrey SilnovRUS2.29 (=6)2.36 (1)Gold
21814Germaine MasonGBR2.29 (=1)2.34 (2)Silver
32807Yaroslav RybakovRUS2.25 (=9)2.34 (3)Bronze
42953Stefan HolmSWE2.29 (=6)2.32 (4)
51870Raúl SpankGER2.29 (5)2.32 (5)
61509Jaroslav BábaCZE2.29 (=1)2.29 (6)
71516Tomáš JankůCZE2.29 (=1)2.29 (7)
81822Tom ParsonsGBR2.25 (12)2.25 (8)
91788Martyn BernardGBR2.29 (=6)2.25 (9)
=102089Filippo CampioliITA2.25 (=9)2.20 (=10)
=101243Jessé de LimaBRA2.29 (=1)2.20 (=10)
122881Rožle PrezeljSLO2.25 (=9)2.20 (12)
13 r1/23198Andra MansonUSA2.25 (13)
=14 r1/22086Andrea BettinelliITA2.25 (=14)
=14 r1/21741Mickaël HananyFRA2.25 (=14)
=14 r1/22854Vyacheslav VoroninRUS2.25 (=14)
17 r1/22905Dragutin TopićSRB2.25 (17)
18 r1/21505Kyriakos IoannouCYP2.25 (18)
=19 r1/21314Mike MasonCAN2.25 (=19)
=19 r1/23279Jesse WilliamsUSA2.25 (=19)
=21 r1/23088Dmytro Dem'ianiukUKR2.20 (=21)
=21 r1/22061Niki PalliISR2.20 (=21)
=21 r1/21103Donald ThomasBAH2.20 (=21)
=24 r1/22570Michał BieniekPOL2.20 (=24)
=24 r1/22967Majed GhazalSYR2.20 (=24)
=26 r1/23187Dusty JonasUSA2.20 (=26)
=26 r1/22956Linus ThörnbladSWE2.20 (=26)
28 r1/21026James GraymanANT2.20 (28)
=29 r1/21616Javier BermejoESP2.20 (=29)
=29 r1/21201Kabelo KgosiemangBOT2.20 (=29)
=29 r1/22120Alessandro TalottiITA2.20 (=29)
32 r1/22413Lee Hup WeiMAS2.20 (32)
=33 r1/22934Peter HorákSVK2.15 (=33)
=33 r1/23095Yuriy KrimarenkoUKR2.15 (=33)
=33 r1/22438Gerardo MartínezMEX2.15 (=33)
36 r1/22190Naoyuki DaigoJPN2.15 (36)
=37 r1/21957Kostas BaniotisGRE2.10 (=37)
=37 r1/22228Sergey ZasimovichKAZ2.10 (=37)
39 r1/23109Oleksandr NartovUKR2.10 (39)
AC r1/21349Huang HaiqiangCHN– (NH)

Qualifying Round (17 August 2008)

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

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses
=1Tomáš JankůCZE2.2900Q
=1Jaroslav BábaCZE2.2900Q
=1Jessé de LimaBRA2.2900Q
=1Germaine MasonGBR2.2900Q
5Raúl SpankGER2.2901Q
=6Stefan HolmSWE2.2911Q
=6Martyn BernardGBR2.2911Q
=6Andrey SilnovRUS2.2911Q
=9Yaroslav RybakovRUS2.2500Q
=9Rožle PrezeljSLO2.2500Q
=9Filippo CampioliITA2.2500Q
12Tom ParsonsGBR2.2501Q
13Andra MansonUSA2.2502
=14Vyacheslav VoroninRUS2.2511
=14Andrea BettinelliITA2.2511
=14Mickaël HananyFRA2.2511
17Dragutin TopićSRB2.2512
18Kyriakos IoannouCYP2.2513
=19Mike MasonCAN2.2522
=19Jesse WilliamsUSA2.2522
=21Niki PalliISR2.2000
=21Donald ThomasBAH2.2000
=21Dmytro Dem'ianiukUKR2.2000
=24Majed GhazalSYR2.2001
=24Michał BieniekPOL2.2001
=26Linus ThörnbladSWE2.2011
=26Dusty JonasUSA2.2011
28James GraymanANT2.2014
=29Alessandro TalottiITA2.2022
=29Javier BermejoESP2.2022
=29Kabelo KgosiemangBOT2.2022
32Lee Hup WeiMAS2.2023
=33Gerardo MartínezMEX2.1511
=33Peter HorákSVK2.1511
=33Yuriy KrimarenkoUKR2.1511
36Naoyuki DaigoJPN2.1524
=37Kostas BaniotisGRE2.1011
=37Sergey ZasimovichKAZ2.1011
39Oleksandr NartovUKR2.1022
NHHuang HaiqiangCHN

Qualifying Round, Group A (17 August 2008 — 20:20)

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses2.10 m2.15 m2.20 m2.25 m2.29 m
=1Jaroslav BábaCZE2.2900-oooo
=1Germaine MasonGBR2.2900-oooo
3Raúl SpankGER2.2901-ooxoo
4Stefan HolmSWE2.2911--ooxo
=5Yaroslav RybakovRUS2.2500-oooxxx
=5Rožle PrezeljSLO2.2500-oooxxx
7Andra MansonUSA2.2502-xoxooxxx
=8Vyacheslav VoroninRUS2.2511-ooxoxxx
=8Andrea BettinelliITA2.2511-ooxoxxx
=8Mickaël HananyFRA2.2511oooxoxxx
11Dragutin TopićSRB2.2512-oxoxoxxx
=12Niki PalliISR2.2000oooxxx
=12Donald ThomasBAH2.2000-ooxxx
=14Majed GhazalSYR2.2001oxooxxx
=14Michał BieniekPOL2.2001-xooxxx
16Dusty JonasUSA2.2011ooxoxxx
=17Gerardo MartínezMEX2.1511oxoxxx
=17Peter HorákSVK2.1511oxoxxx
19Kostas BaniotisGRE2.1011xoxxx
20Oleksandr NartovUKR2.1022xxoxxx

Qualifying Round, Group B (17 August 2008 — 20:20)

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses2.10 m2.15 m2.20 m2.25 m2.29 m
=1Tomáš JankůCZE2.2900ooooo
=1Jessé de LimaBRA2.2900-oooo
=3Martyn BernardGBR2.2911-oooxo
=3Andrey SilnovRUS2.2911-oooxo
5Filippo CampioliITA2.2500ooooxxx
6Tom ParsonsGBR2.2501-oxooxxx
7Kyriakos IoannouCYP2.2513-xoxoxoxxx
=8Mike MasonCAN2.2522-ooxxoxxx
=8Jesse WilliamsUSA2.2522-ooxxoxxx
10Dmytro Dem'ianiukUKR2.2000oooxxx
11Linus ThörnbladSWE2.2011-oxoxxx
12James GraymanANT2.2014xoxxoxoxxx
=13Alessandro TalottiITA2.2022ooxxoxxx
=13Javier BermejoESP2.2022ooxxoxxx
=13Kabelo KgosiemangBOT2.2022-oxxoxxx
16Lee Hup WeiMAS2.2023oxoxxoxxx
17Yuriy KrimarenkoUKR2.1511oxoxxx
18Naoyuki DaigoJPN2.1524xxoxxoxxx
19Sergey ZasimovichKAZ2.1011xoxxx
NHHuang HaiqiangCHN

Final Round (19 August 2008 — 19:10)

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses2.15 m2.20 m2.25 m2.29 m2.32 m2.34 m2.36 m2.42 m
1Andrey SilnovRUS2.3600-ooooooxxx
2Germaine MasonGBR2.3401-oox-ooxxx
3Yaroslav RybakovRUS2.3402-oooxxooxxx
4Stefan HolmSWE2.3200-oooox-xx
5Raúl SpankGER2.3222ooooxxoxx-x--
6Jaroslav BábaCZE2.2900oooox-x-x--
7Tomáš JankůCZE2.2911oooxox-xx-
8Tom ParsonsGBR2.2500oooxxx
9Martyn BernardGBR2.2511ooxox-xx-
=10Jessé de LimaBRA2.2000-oxxx
=10Filippo CampioliITA2.2000ooxxx
12Rožle PrezeljSLO2.2022oxxoxxx