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High Jump, Men

Date10 – 11 August 1984
StatusOlympic
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants30 from 20 countries
Olympic Record 1.98 / o / Harold Osborn USA / 7 July 1924

The best jumper since 1980 had been West German Dietmar Mögenburg, who had set a world record of 2.35 (7-8½) in 1980, and had been 1982 European Champion. But in 1983, China produced a superb jumper in Zhu Jianhua, who set three world records leading up to Los Angeles. Also considered was American Dwight Stones, bronze medalist from 1972 and 1976, who was making somewhat of a comeback and had won the US Olympic Trials. Mögenburg won the competition fairly easily, jumping 2.35 (7-8½) with no misses, failing at a world record 2.40 (7-10½). Zhu was clear thru 2.31 (7-7), but when preparing to jump at 2.33 (7-8), lost his concentration when 1,500 metre runner Steve Ovett collapsed near him on the infield, and the officials asked him to hold up for a bit. Surprising 18-year old Sweden Patrik Sjöberg won the silver medal, with Stones finishing fourth.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifying RoundFinal RoundQualifyingFinal
1326Dietmar MögenburgFRG2.24 (=1)2.35 (1)Gold
2413Patrik SjöbergSWE2.24 (=1)2.33 (2)Silver
3175Zhu JianhuaCHN2.24 (=1)2.31 (3)Bronze
4942Dwight StonesUSA2.24 (8)2.31 (4)
5927Doug NordquistUSA2.24 (=1)2.29 (5)
6136Milt OtteyCAN2.24 (=1)2.29 (6)
7168Liu YunpengCHN2.24 (=1)2.29 (7)
8164Cai ShuCHN2.24 (=9)2.27 (8)
9262Erkki NiemiFIN2.24 (=9)2.24 (9)
10339Carlo ThränhardtFRG2.24 (12)2.15 (10)
AC r2/2783Roland DalhäuserSUI2.24 (11)– (AC)
AC r2/2900Milton GoodeUSA2.24 (=1)– (AC)
=13 r1/222John AtkinsonAUS2.21 (=13)
=13 r1/2801Thomas ErikssonSWE2.21 (=13)
=15 r1/265Eddy AnnijsBEL2.21 (=15)
=15 r1/2389Geoff ParsonsGBR2.21 (=15)
=15 r1/2562Takao SakamotoJPN2.21 (=15)
18 r1/2328Gerd NagelFRG2.18 (18)
19 r1/2955Hrvoje FižuletoYUG2.18 (19)
20 r1/2133Alain MetellusCAN2.18 (20)
21 r1/276Nick SaundersBER2.18 (21)
=22 r1/2426Dimitrios KattisGRE2.15 (=22)
=22 r1/2954Novica ČanovićYUG2.15 (=22)
24 r1/2303Franck VerzyFRA2.15 (24)
25 r1/2544Desmond MorrisJAM2.15 (25)
=26 r1/2440Lam Tin SauHKG2.10 (=26)
=26 r1/2847Liu Chin-ChiangTPE2.10 (=26)
28 r1/2980Mutale MulengaZAM2.05 (28)
AC r1/256Steve WrayBAH– (AC)
AC r1/2386Mark NaylorGBR– (AC)

Qualifying Round (10 August 1984 — 9:30)

Top 12 and ties and all those clearing 2.24 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses
=1Milt OtteyCAN2.2400Q
=1Liu YunpengCHN2.2400Q
=1Zhu JianhuaCHN2.2400Q
=1Dietmar MögenburgFRG2.2400Q
=1Patrik SjöbergSWE2.2400Q
=1Milton GoodeUSA2.2400Q
=1Doug NordquistUSA2.2400Q
8Dwight StonesUSA2.2401Q
=9Cai ShuCHN2.2411Q
=9Erkki NiemiFIN2.2411Q
11Roland DalhäuserSUI2.2413Q
12Carlo ThränhardtFRG2.2423Q
=13John AtkinsonAUS2.2101
=13Thomas ErikssonSWE2.2101
=15Eddy AnnijsBEL2.2111
=15Geoff ParsonsGBR2.2111
=15Takao SakamotoJPN2.2111
18Gerd NagelFRG2.1801
19Hrvoje FižuletoYUG2.1803
20Alain MetellusCAN2.1811
21Nick SaundersBER2.1822
=22Dimitrios KattisGRE2.1500
=22Novica ČanovićYUG2.1500
24Franck VerzyFRA2.1511
25Desmond MorrisJAM2.1512
=26Lam Tin SauHKG2.1011
=26Liu Chin-ChiangTPE2.1011
28Mutale MulengaZAM2.0511
ACSteve WrayBAH00NH
ACMark NaylorGBR00NH

Qualifying Round, Group A (10 August 1984)

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses2.05 m2.10 m2.15 m2.18 m2.21 m2.24 m
=1Milt OtteyCAN2.2400-ooooo
=1Zhu JianhuaCHN2.2400-o-ooo
=1Dietmar MögenburgFRG2.2400--o-oo
=1Patrik SjöbergSWE2.2400--oooo
=1Milton GoodeUSA2.2400---ooo
=1Doug NordquistUSA2.2400--oooo
7Dwight StonesUSA2.2401--ooxoo
8Erkki NiemiFIN2.2411-ooooxo
9Roland DalhäuserSUI2.2413----xxoxo
10Carlo ThränhardtFRG2.2423o-x--oxxo
=11Eddy AnnijsBEL2.2111--o-xoxxx
=11Takao SakamotoJPN2.2111-oooxoxxx
13Gerd NagelFRG2.1801oxoooxxx
14Franck VerzyFRA2.1511-oxo-xxx
ACSteve WrayBAH00--xxxNH

Qualifying Round, Group B (10 August 1984)

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses2.05 m2.10 m2.15 m2.18 m2.21 m2.24 m
1Liu YunpengCHN2.2400-oo-oo
2Cai ShuCHN2.2411-oo-oxo
=3John AtkinsonAUS2.2101oooxooxxx
=3Thomas ErikssonSWE2.2101-ooxooxxx
5Geoff ParsonsGBR2.2111--o-xoxxx
6Hrvoje FižuletoYUG2.1803oxxoxooxxx
7Alain MetellusCAN2.1811-ooxoxxx
8Nick SaundersBER2.1822-ooxxoxxx
=9Dimitrios KattisGRE2.1500--oxxx
=9Novica ČanovićYUG2.1500--o-xxx
11Desmond MorrisJAM2.1512-xoxoxxx
=12Lam Tin SauHKG2.1011oxoxxx
=12Liu Chin-ChiangTPE2.1011oxoxxx
14Mutale MulengaZAM2.0511xoxxx
ACMark NaylorGBR00-xxxNH

Final Round (11 August 1984 — 16:30)

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses2.15 m2.18 m2.21 m2.24 m2.27 m2.29 m2.31 m2.33 m2.35 m2.40 m
1Dietmar MögenburgFRG2.3500o-o-o-oooxxx
2Patrik SjöbergSWE2.3313--o-xooxoxoxxx
3Zhu JianhuaCHN2.3100o-o-o-ox-xx-
4Dwight StonesUSA2.3101-o-o-x-oxxx
5Doug NordquistUSA2.2900-o-oooxxx
6Milt OtteyCAN2.2902o-oxoxooxxx
7Liu YunpengCHN2.2913o-ooxxoxoxxx
8Cai ShuCHN2.2712o-xooxox-xx-
9Erkki NiemiFIN2.2423o-xoxxoxxx
10Carlo ThränhardtFRG2.1511xo-xx-
ACRoland DalhäuserSUI00--xxxNH
ACMilton GoodeUSA00--xxxNH