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Athletics at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games:

Men's Standing High Jump

Athletics at the 1912 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm
Date Started: July 13, 1912
Date Finished: July 13, 1912

Gold: USA Platt Adams
Silver: USA Ben Adams
Bronze: GRE Kostas Tsiklitiras

Summary

Ray Ewry had won the standing high jump every time it had been contested at the Olympics, from 1900-1908, with four consecutive victories. But he retired in early 1911 and was not present in Stockholm. In 1909 and 1910, Platt Adams had won the AAU indoor title in this event, although Ewry did not compete in either year. After Ewry’s retirement, Adams seemed poised to take over as the top standing jumper. For the second time in Olympic history, brothers won the gold and silver medals, with Platt defeating his brother, Ben. This feat had been accomplished at Athens in 1896, in the 25-metre military pistol event, in which John Paine won the gold medal and his brother, Sumner, the silver. The standing high jump was never again contested at the Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Platt Adams 27 United States USA Gold OR
2 Ben Adams 22 United States USA Silver
3 Kostas Tsiklitiras 23 Greece GRE Bronze
4T Edvard Möller 24 Sweden SWE
4T Dick Byrd 19 United States USA
4T Leo Goehring 20 United States USA
NP QR Rodolfo Hammersley 22 Chile CHI
NP QR Géo André 22 France FRA
NP QR Howard Baker 20 Great Britain GBR
NP QR Andor Horvag 26 Hungary HUN
NP QR Birger Brodtkorb 20 Norway NOR
NP QR Alfred Schwarz 24 Russia RUS
NP QR Karl Bergh 29 Sweden SWE
NP QR Rolf Smedmark 26 Sweden SWE
NP QR Leif Ekman 19 Sweden SWE
NP QR Forest Fletcher 24 United States USA
NP QR Frank Belote 28 United States USA