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Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's High Jump

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 22, 2000
Date Finished: September 24, 2000

Gold: RUS Sergey Klyugin
Silver: CUB Javier Sotomayor
Bronze: ALG Abderrahmane Hammad

Summary

Favored was 1999 World Champion Vyacheslav Voronin (RUS) who had the best jump of the year (2.40 (7-10½)) and had won 14 of 20 meets in 2000. Defending champion Charles Austin was back and considered a medal contender. Also returning, and controversially, was Cuban super jumper Javier Sotomayor, the 1992 gold medalist. In 1999, Soto tested positive for cocaine at the Pan-American Games and was given a two-year suspension. But the IAAF reinstated him just before the Olympics, allowing him to compete. In the final seven jumpers got over 2.32 (7-7¼). But of those, only Russian Sergey Klyugin succeeded at 2.35 (7-8½) and that earned him the gold medal. Soto had no misses thru 2.32 (7-7¼) which earned him the silver medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Sergey Klyugin 26 Russia RUS Gold
2 Javier Sotomayor 32 Cuba CUB Silver
3 Abderrahmane Hammad 23 Algeria ALG Bronze
4 Stefan Holm 24 Sweden SWE
5 Konstantin Matusevich 29 Israel ISR
6T Mark Boswell 22 Canada CAN
6T Staffan Strand 24 Sweden SWE
8 Wolfgang Kreißig 30 Germany GER
9 Serhiy Dymchenko 33 Ukraine UKR
10 Vyacheslav Voronin 26 Russia RUS
11 Nathan Leeper 23 United States USA
12 Kwaku Boateng 26 Canada CAN
13 Kenny Evans 21 United States USA
14T QR Tim Forsyth 27 Australia AUS
14T QR Elvir Krehmić 27 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH
16T QR Mika Polku 25 Finland FIN
16T QR Christian Rhoden 26 Germany GER
16T QR Andriy Sokolovskiy 22 Ukraine UKR
19 QR Yury Pakhlyayev 25 Kazakhstan KAZ
20 QR Charles Austin 32 United States USA
21T QR Lee Jin-Taek 28 South Korea KOR
21T QR Dragutin Topić 29 Serbia and Montenegro SCG
23T QR Gilmar Mayo 30 Colombia COL
23T QR Brendan Reilly 27 Ireland IRL
23T QR Wilbert Pennings 25 Netherlands NED
26 QR Toni Huikuri 20 Finland FIN
27T QR Ben Challenger 22 Great Britain GBR
27T QR Takahisa Yoshida 30 Japan JPN
27T QR Glenn Howard 24 New Zealand NZL
27T QR Pyotr Brayko 23 Russia RUS
27T QR Stevan Zorić 29 Serbia and Montenegro SCG
27T QR Ruslan Hlivinskiy 25 Ukraine UKR
33 QR Jean-Claude Rabbath 23 Lebanon LIB
34 QR Aleksey Lelin 22 Belarus BLR
AC QR Hugo Muñoz 27 Peru PER