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High Jump, Men

Date31 July 1932 — 14:30
StatusOlympic
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants14 from 10 countries
FormatFinal only.

The favorite was US jumper George Spitz, who had broken the indoor world record with 2.04 (6-8¼) and had five jumps over 2 metres in 1932. But he had injured his ankle and would place only ninth. Four jumpers tied at 1.97 (6-5½), requiring a jump-off that started at 2.007 (6-7). All failed at that height and again at 1.99 (6-6¼), but Duncan McNaughton won the gold medal with a first jump clearance at 1.97 (6-5½). This was the first time a non-American won the high jump gold medal.

PosNrAthleteNOCHeight1.90 m1.94 m1.97 m2.00 m
1Duncan McNaughtonCAN1.97xooxxoxxxGold1
2Bob Van OsdelUSA1.97xoxooxxxSilver2
3Simeon ToribioPHI1.97oxxoxxoxxxBronze3
4Corny JohnsonUSA1.97oxoxoxxx4
5Ilmari ReinikkaFIN1.94xoxoxxx5
6Kazuo KimuraJPN1.946
=7Misao OnoJPN1.90
=7Jerzy PławczykPOL1.90
=9Jack PortlandCAN1.85
=9Claude MénardFRA1.85
=9George SpitzUSA1.85
=9Birger HaugNOR1.85
=9Angelo TommasiITA1.85
14Paul RiesenSUI1.80
DNSNelson LorenziBRA
DNSRafael PérezCUB
DNSCarlos WoebckenBRA
DNSLúcio de CastroBRA
DNSNikolaos PapanikolaouGRE
DNSMikio OdaJPN