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Men's High Jump

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Date Started: August 5, 2012
Date Finished: August 7, 2012

Gold: RUS Ivan Ukhov
Silver: USA Erik Kynard
Bronze: CAN Derek Drouin
GBR Robbie Grabarz
QAT Mutaz Essa Barshim


This event had no clear favorite. The 2011 World Champion was American [Jesse Williams] but he had barely made the US team. The 2008 gold medalist was [Andrey Silnov] of Russia, but he had struggled a bit since 2008, and was recently second to his teammate, [Ivan Ukhov], at the Russian Nationals. Ukhov had the year's best jump with 2.39, but had never won a medal at a major international. He would fix that.

Eight jumpers succeeded at 2.29, with three tied for the lead with no misses through that height: Qatar's [Mutaz Essa Barshim], Canada's [Derek Drouin], and Britain's [Robbie Grabarz]. But at the next height, 2.33, only Ukhov and American [Erik Kynard] went clear, both on their first attempts. Ukhov then cleared 2.36 on his first try which would bring him the gold medal. Kynard missed his first attempt and passed to 2.38 where he also missed one try. When Ukhov also cleared that height, Kynard moved up to 2.40, trying to win gold, but missed again and settled for silver. The bronze was a three-way tie among Barshim, Drouin, and Grabarz. Silnov made the final but placed only 12th, and Williams would tie for ninth.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ivan Ukhov 26 Russia RUS Gold
2 Erik Kynard 21 United States USA Silver
3T Mutaz Essa Barshim 21 Qatar QAT Bronze
3T Derek Drouin 22 Canada CAN Bronze
3T Robbie Grabarz 24 Great Britain GBR Bronze
6 Jamie Nieto 35 United States USA
7 Bohdan Bondarenko 22 Ukraine UKR
8 Mike Mason 25 Canada CAN
9T Wanner Miller 25 Colombia COL
9T Andriy Protsenko 24 Ukraine UKR
9T Jesse Williams 28 United States USA
12 Andrey Silnov 27 Russia RUS
13 Kyriakos Ioannou 27 Cyprus CYP
14 Mickaël Hanany 29 France FRA
15 r1/2 Aleksandr Shustov 28 Russia RUS
16T r1/2 Trevor Barry 29 Bahamas BAH
16T r1/2 Guilherme Cobbo 25 Brazil BRA
16T r1/2 Dmytro Dem'ianiuk 29 Ukraine UKR
16T r1/2 Osku Torro 32 Finland FIN
20 r1/2 Víctor Moya 29 Cuba CUB
21T r1/2 Jaroslav Bába 27 Czech Republic CZE
21T r1/2 Diego Ferrín 24 Ecuador ECU
21T r1/2 Gianmarco Tamberi 20 Italy ITA
21T r1/2 Zhang Guowei 21 China CHN
25T r1/2 Kostas Baniotis 25 Greece GRE
25T r1/2 Rožle Prezelj 32 Slovenia SLO
27 r1/2 Raivydas Stanys 25 Lithuania LTU
28T r1/2 Majed Ghazal 25 Syria SYR
28T r1/2 Viktor Ninov 24 Bulgaria BUL
30T r1/2 Michal Kabelka 27 Slovakia SVK
30T r1/2 Lee Hup Wei 25 Malaysia MAS
30T r1/2 Donald Thomas 28 Bahamas BAH
AC Andrey Churilo 19 Belarus BLR NM
AC Darvin Edwards 25 Saint Lucia LCA NM
AC Dragutin Topić 41 Serbia SRB NM