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Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Women's High Jump

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Date Started: August 6, 1992
Date Finished: August 8, 1992

Gold: GER Heike Redetzky-Henkel
Silver: ROU Alina Astafei
Bronze: CUB Ioamnet Quintero


By 1992, [Stefka Kostadinova] was not quite as dominant as she had been in 1988. She had struggled with injuries and the last two majors meets – 1990 Europeans and 1991 Worlds – had been won by Germany's [Heike Henkel]. They were the two favorites. Only five jumpers cleared 1.94 (6-4¼) while Henkel passed to 1.97 metres (6-5½), leaving six to contest that height. Romania's [Galina Astafei] took the lead with a first jump clearance of 1.97 (6-5½), while Kostadinova failed her attempts and was out of the medals. Only three were still alive, Astafei, [Ioamnet Quintero] (CUB) with a second-jump clearance, and Henkel, who struggled, but got over on her last try. Both Henkel and Astafei succeeded at two metres, Astafei still leading as she had not yet missed. But Henkel won the gold medal with a first-jump clearance at 2.02 (6-7½), leaving Astafei in second and Quintero in third.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Heike Redetzky-Henkel 28 Germany GER Gold
2 Alina Astafei 23 Romania ROU Silver
3 Ioamnet Quintero 19 Cuba CUB Bronze
4 Stefka Kostadinova 27 Bulgaria BUL
5 Sigrid Kirchmann 26 Austria AUT
6 Silvia Costa 28 Cuba CUB
7 Megumi Sato 25 Japan JPN
8 Alison Inverarity 21 Australia AUS
9 Debbie Marti 24 Great Britain GBR
10 Donata Jancewicz 23 Poland POL
11T Birgit Kähler 21 Germany GER
11T Tanya Hughes 20 United States USA
13T Olga Turchak 25 Unified Team EUN
13T Valentīna Gotovska 26 Latvia LAT
15 Britta Bilač 23 Slovenia SLO
16 Tatyana Shevchik 23 Unified Team EUN
17T QR Judit Kovács 23 Hungary HUN
17T QR Beata Hołub 25 Poland POL
19 QR Sue Rembao 30 United States USA
20 QR Nelė Savickytė-Žilinskienė 22 Lithuania LTU
21 QR Sandrine Fricot 24 France FRA
22 QR Antonella Bevilacqua 20 Italy ITA
23 QR Katarzyna Majchrzak 25 Poland POL
24 QR Niki Bakogianni 24 Greece GRE
25T QR Lyudmila Andonova 32 Bulgaria BUL
25T QR Šárka Kašpárková 21 Czechoslovakia TCH
27 QR Amber Welty 25 United States USA
28 QR Marion Goldkamp 25 Germany GER
29 QR Oana Mușunoi-Pantelimon 19 Romania ROU
30 QR Jo Jennings 22 Great Britain GBR
31 QR Sieglinde Cadusch 24 Switzerland SUI
32 QR Olga Bolşova 24 Unified Team EUN
33 QR Niki Gavera 25 Greece GRE
34T QR Svetlana Leseva 25 Bulgaria BUL
34T QR Šárka Nováková 21 Czechoslovakia TCH
36 QR Cristina Fink-Sisniega 27 Mexico MEX
37 QR Lucienne N'Da 27 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
38 QR Nancy Fletcher 18 Guyana GUY
39 QR Charmaine Weavers 28 South Africa RSA
40 QR Jaruwan Jenjudkarn 22 Thailand THA
41 QR Maggy Moreno 24 Andorra AND