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Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's High Jump

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 10, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984

Gold: FRG Dietmar Mögenburg
Silver: SWE Patrik Sjöberg
Bronze: CHN Zhu Jianhua


The best jumper since 1980 had been West German [Dietmar Mögenburg], who had set a world record of 2.35 (7-8½) in 1980, and had been 1982 European Champion. But in 1983, China produced a superb jumper in [Zhu Jianhua], who set three world records leading up to Los Angeles. Also considered was American [Dwight Stones], bronze medalist from 1972 and 1976, who was making somewhat of a comeback and had won the US Olympic Trials. Mögenburg won the competition fairly easily, jumping 2.35 (7-8½) with no misses, failing at a world record 2.40 (7-10½). Zhu was clear thru 2.31 (7-7), but when preparing to jump at 2.33 (7-8), lost his concentration when 1,500 metre runner [Steve Ovett] collapsed near him on the infield, and the officials asked him to hold up for a bit. Surprising 18-year old Sweden [Patrik Sjöberg] won the silver medal, with Stones finishing fourth.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Dietmar Mögenburg 22 West Germany FRG Gold
2 Patrik Sjöberg 19 Sweden SWE Silver
3 Zhu Jianhua 21 China CHN Bronze
4 Dwight Stones 30 United States USA
5 Doug Nordquist 25 United States USA
6 Milt Ottey 24 Canada CAN
7 Liu Yunpeng 21 China CHN
8 Cai Shu 22 China CHN
9 Erkki Niemi 22 Finland FIN
10 Carlo Thränhardt 27 West Germany FRG
AC r2/2 Roland Dalhäuser 26 Switzerland SUI
AC r2/2 Milton Goode 24 United States USA
13T QR John Atkinson 20 Australia AUS
13T QR Thomas Eriksson 21 Sweden SWE
15T QR Eddy Annijs 25 Belgium BEL
15T QR Geoff Parsons 19 Great Britain GBR
15T QR Takao Sakamoto 25 Japan JPN
18 QR Gerd Nagel 26 West Germany FRG
19 QR Hrvoje Fižuleto 21 Yugoslavia YUG
20 QR Alain Metellus 19 Canada CAN
21 QR Nick Saunders 20 Bermuda BER
22T QR Dimitrios Kattis 28 Greece GRE
22T QR Novica Čanović 22 Yugoslavia YUG
24 QR Franck Verzy 23 France FRA
25 QR Desmond Morris 23 Jamaica JAM
26T QR Lam Tin Sau 20 Hong Kong HKG
26T QR Liu Chin-Chiang 26 Chinese Taipei TPE
28 QR Mutale Mulenga 16 Zambia ZAM
AC QR Steve Wray 22 Bahamas BAH
AC QR Mark Naylor 26 Great Britain GBR