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Athletics at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Women's High Jump

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): University Olympic Stadium, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 16, 1968
Date Finished: October 17, 1968

Gold: TCH Miloslava Hübnerová-Rezková
Silver: URS Antonina Okorokova-Lazaryeva
Bronze: URS Valentyna Kozyr

Summary

With Iolanda Balaş retired, the competition was wide-open. There were 14 competitors, but all jumped 1.74 (5-8½) in the qualifying round to advance to the final round. Eight jumpers were still in after 1.78 metres (5-10), but at 1.80 (5-10¾), only Miloslava Rezková (TCH), Antonina Okorokova (URS), and Valentina Kozyr (URS) were still alive. Režková jumped 1.82 metres (5-11½) on her third attempt to win the gold medal. Okorokova won the silver based on a first-attempt clearance at 1.80 (5-10¾), as Kozyr had needed three shots at that height. Režková was only 18-years-old and was an attractive, bubbly young lady who became one of the most popular champions in Ciudad de México.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Miloslava Hübnerová-Rezková 18 Czechoslovakia TCH Gold
2 Antonina Okorokova-Lazaryeva 27 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Valentyna Kozyr 18 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Jaroslava Valentová 22 Czechoslovakia TCH
5 Rita Schmidt-Kirst 17 East Germany GDR
6 Mária Faithová-Mračnová 22 Czechoslovakia TCH
7 Karin Rüger-Schulze 24 East Germany GDR
8 Ilona Gusenbauer 21 Austria AUT
9T Ghislaine Barnay 23 France FRA
9T Magdolna Csábi-Komka 19 Hungary HUN
11 Maria Cipriano 24 Brazil BRA
12 Vera Grushkina 21 Soviet Union URS
13 Barbara Inkpen 18 Great Britain GBR
14 Snežana Hrepevnik 19 Yugoslavia YUG
15 QR Audrey Reid 16 Jamaica JAM
16 QR Nicole Denise 19 France FRA
17 QR Yordanka Blagoeva 21 Bulgaria BUL
18 QR Katya Lazova 18 Bulgaria BUL
19 QR Eleanor Montgomery 21 United States USA
20 QR Dorothy Shirley 29 Great Britain GBR
21 QR Virginia Bonci 19 Romania ROU
22 QR Sharon Callahan 16 United States USA
23 QR Anne Lise Wærness 17 Norway NOR
AC QR Estelle Baskerville 21 United States USA