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Women's High Jump

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Athens Olympic Sports Complex Spiros Loues, Maroussi
Date Started: August 26, 2004
Date Finished: August 28, 2004

Gold: RUS Yelena Slesarenko
Silver: RSA Hestrie Storbeck-Cloete
Bronze: UKR Vita Stopina

Summary

The favorite was the South African, Hestrie Cloete, silver medalist in 2000, and the 2001 and 2003 World Champion. Russia's Yelena Slesarenko was not well known until she won the World Indoor title earlier in 2004. There were six jumpers left after 1.96 (6-5) but Cloete and Slesarenko were tied for the lead as neither had missed at that point. They also cleared 1.99 (6-6¼) and 2.02 (6-7½) on first attempts and were joined at that point by Viktoriya "Vita" Stopina (UKR), who also had a first-jump clearance at 2.02 (6-7½). But Slesarenko won the gold medal at 2.04 (6-8¼) when she was the only successful jumper, Cloete winning her second consecutive silver medal. Slesarenko continued and cleared 2.06 (6-9) before missing three times at the world record of 2.10 (6-10¾).

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Yelena Slesarenko 22 Russia RUS Gold OR
2 Hestrie Storbeck-Cloete 25 South Africa RSA Silver
3 Vita Stopina 28 Ukraine UKR Bronze
4 Amy Acuff 29 United States USA
5 Iryna Mykhalchenko 32 Ukraine UKR
6 Anna Chicherova 22 Russia RUS
7 Oana Muşunoi-Pantelimon 31 Romania ROU
8 Monica Iagăr-Dinescu 31 Romania ROU
9 Inha Babakova 37 Ukraine UKR
10 Marta Mendía 29 Spain ESP
11 Blanka Vlašić 20 Croatia CRO
12 Tia Hellebaut 26 Belgium BEL
13 QR Tatyana Novoseltseva 20 Russia RUS
14 QR María Romary Rifka 33 Mexico MEX
15 QR Venelina Veneva-Mateeva 30 Bulgaria BUL
16T QR Jing Xuezhu 29 China CHN
16T QR Iva Straková 24 Czech Republic CZE
16T QR Juana Rosario Arrendel 25 Dominican Republic DOM
16T QR Ruth Beitía 25 Spain ESP
16T QR Tisha Waller 33 United States USA
21 QR Noengrothai Chaipetch 21 Thailand THA
22 QR Candeğer Kılınçer Oğuz 24 Turkey TUR
23T QR Solange Witteveen 28 Argentina ARG
23T QR Tatyana Yefimenko 23 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
23T QR Corinne Müller 28 Switzerland SUI
26T QR Zuzana Kováčiková-Hlavoňová 31 Czech Republic CZE
26T QR Ina Gliznuţa 31 Moldova MDA
28T QR Bobby Aloysius 30 India IND
28T QR Chaunte Howard-Lowe 20 United States USA
30 QR Caterine Ibargüén 20 Colombia COL
31T QR Niki Mitropoulou 22 Greece GRE
31T QR Marina Aitova 21 Kazakhstan KAZ
33 QR Nhung Bùi Thị 21 Vietnam VIE
34 QR Petrina Price 20 Australia AUS