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Athletics at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's Standing High Jump

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Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: August 31, 1904
Date Finished: August 31, 1904
Format: Final only.

Gold: USA Ray Ewry
Silver: USA Joseph Stadler
Bronze: USA Lawson Robertson


As he had in 1900, Ray Ewry dominated the three standing jumping events. In the standing high jump, Lawson Robertson and Joseph Stadler tied and settled second place on a jump-off. This went to Stadler, a black man from Cleveland, who became one of the first of his race to win an Olympic medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal H(M) H(I)
1 Ray Ewry 30 United States USA Gold 1.60 5-3
2 Joseph Stadler 24 United States USA Silver 1.44 4-9
3 Lawson Robertson 20 United States USA Bronze 1.44 4-9
4 John Biller 26 United States USA 1.42 4-8
5 Lajos Gönczy 23 Hungary HUN 1.35 4-5