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Athletics at the 1906 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Standing High Jump

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Panathenaic Stadium, Athina
Date Started: May 1, 1906
Date Finished: May 1, 1906
Format: Final only.

Gold: USA Ray Ewry
Silver: BEL Léon Dupont
USA Lawson Robertson
USA Martin Sheridan


As usual, Ray Ewry was in a class by himself. In the standing high jump, he attempted a world record of 1.66 m. but failed. Martin Sheridan competed in the standing high jump at the same time he was contesting the discus throw, Greek style, at which he finished fourth. In the standing high jump, Sheridan finished in a 3-way tie for 2nd behind Ewry.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal H
1 Ray Ewry 32 United States USA Gold 1.560
2T Martin Sheridan 25 United States USA Silver 1.400
2T Léon Dupont 24 Belgium BEL Silver 1.400
2T Lawson Robertson 22 United States USA Silver 1.400
5 Lajos Gönczy 25 Hungary HUN 1.350
6 Kostas Tsiklitiras 17 Greece GRE 1.300
7T Themistoklis Diakidis 23 Greece GRE 1.250
7T Paul Weinstein 28 Germany GER 1.250
9T Géza Szegedy Hungary HUN 1.125
9T Gustav Krojer 20 Austria AUT 1.125
AC Theodor Scheidl Austria AUT DQ