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Athletics at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's High Jump

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Colombes Olympic Stadium, Colombes
Date Started: July 6, 1924
Date Finished: July 7, 1924

Gold: USA Harold Osborn
Silver: USA Leroy Brown
Bronze: FRA Pierre Lewden


[Harold Osborn] and [Leroy Brown] were the dominant jumpers in 1924, with 15 of the best 16 marks on the world lists. Osborn, the world record holder, won by clearing every height on his first attempt. After winning he attempted a world record 2.02 (6-7½), almost clearing on his second attempt, but hit the bar with his hand. A few days later, Osborn won the decathlon, becoming the only athlete to win an individual event and the decathlon at the Olympics. Places four thru seven were determined in jump-offs.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal H
1 Harold Osborn 25 United States USA Gold 1.98 OR
2 Leroy Brown 22 United States USA Silver 1.95 OR
3 Pierre Lewden 23 France FRA Bronze 1.92
4 Tom Poor 21 United States USA 1.88
5 Jenő Gáspár 27 Hungary HUN 1.88
6 Helge Jansson 19 Sweden SWE 1.85
7 Pierre Guilloux 22 France FRA 1.85
8T Sverre Helgesen 20 Norway NOR 1.83
8T Bob Roberts 20 South Africa RSA 1.83
10T Mikio Oda 19 Japan JPN 1.80
10T Jean Hénault 24 Belgium BEL 1.80
10T Édouard Barbazan 21 France FRA 1.80
10T Ivar Sahlin 28 Sweden SWE 1.80
10T Larry Stanley 27 Ireland IRL 1.80
15T Josef Machaň 18 Czechoslovakia TCH 1.75
15T Robert Dickinson 22 Great Britain GBR 1.75
15T Sylvio Cator 23 Haiti HAI 1.75
15T Valter Ever 21 Estonia EST 1.75
19T Giuseppe Palmieri 22 Italy ITA 1.70
19T Antonios Karyofyllis Greece GRE 1.70
19T Bror Kraemer 24 Finland FIN 1.70
22 Jack Miller 25 Canada CAN 1.65
AC Édouard Dupiré 19 France FRA NH
AC Arthur Willis 30 Great Britain GBR NH
AC Crawford Kerr 22 Great Britain GBR NH
AC Mikuláš Kucsera 21 Czechoslovakia TCH NH
AC Robert Juday 23 United States USA NH