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Athletics at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Men's High Jump

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Date Started: July 29, 1928
Date Finished: July 29, 1928

Gold: USA Bob King
Silver: USA Ben Hedges
Bronze: FRA Claude Ménard


Defending champion [Harold Osborn] was back and was still the world record holder at 2.03 (6-7¾). The finals took almost five hours to complete. [Bob King] was the only jumper to clear 1.94 to win the gold medal. He was undefeated in the 1928 season. Places two-five were decided in jump-offs.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Bob King 21 United States USA Gold
2 Ben Hedges 20 United States USA Silver
3 Claude Ménard 21 France FRA Bronze
4 Simeon Toribio 22 Philippines PHI
5 Harold Osborn 29 United States USA
6 Kazuo Kimura 18 Japan JPN
7T André Cherrier 23 France FRA
7T Pierre Lewden 27 France FRA
7T Mikio Oda 23 Japan JPN
7T Charles McGinnis 21 United States USA
11T Harry Simmons 17 Great Britain GBR
11T Fritz Köpke 26 Germany GER
11T Kornél Késmárki 24 Hungary HUN
11T Einar Tommelstad 19 Norway NOR
11T Herbert Adolfsson 21 Sweden SWE
16 Wolf Boneder 33 Germany GER
17T Colin Gordon 20 Great Britain GBR
17T Fritz Huhn 27 Germany GER
19T QR Valerio Vallania 21 Argentina ARG
19T QR Paavo Yrjölä 25 Finland FIN
19T QR Carl van Geyzel 25 Great Britain GBR
19T QR Geoffrey Turner 21 Great Britain GBR
19T QR Antonios Karyofyllis Greece GRE
19T QR Ioannis Karyofyllis Greece GRE
19T QR Ferenc Orbán 24 Hungary HUN
19T QR Henri Thesingh 25 Netherlands NED
19T QR Oscar Midtlyng 21 Norway NOR
28T QR Joop Kamstra 22 Netherlands NED
28T QR Frits Bührman 23 Netherlands NED
28T QR Otto Schop Romania ROU
28T QR Tiberiu Rusu Romania ROU
28T QR Haydar Aşan Turkey TUR
33 QR Adolfas Akelaitis 18 Lithuania LTU
AC QR Alex Munroe 19 Canada CAN
AC QR Armas Wahlstedt 22 Finland FIN