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Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Women's high jump

Women's high jump
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 15 October
Competitors 27 from 18 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Romania
Silver medal    Australia
Bronze medal    Soviet Union
Athletics at the
1964 Summer Olympics
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The women's high jump was one of two women's jumping events on the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. Both qualification and the final were held on 15 October 1964. 27 athletes from 18 nations entered, with 1 not starting in the qualification round.

Results

Qualification

Jumpers had to clear 1.70 metres to qualify for the final or be in the top 12 (with all those tying for a place in the top 12 qualifying). Since only 11 jumpers cleared 1.70 metres, all those clearing 1.68 advanced. The bar started at 1.55 metres, increasing gradually to 1.70 metres. Each jumper had three attempts at each height or could skip any lower height (but could not return to a lower height if he determined that he could not succeed).

Place Athlete Nation Best mark 1.55 1.60 1.65 1.68 1.70
1 Iolanda Balaș Romania 1.70 metres 1st 1st
Michele Brown Australia 1.70 metres 1st 1st
Dianne Gerace Canada 1.70 metres 1st 1st
4 Frances Slaap Great Britain 1.70 metres 1st 1st 1st
5 Jarosława Bieda Poland 1.70 metres 1st 1st 1st 1st
Aida dos Santos Brazil 1.70 metres 1st 1st 1st 1st
7 Robyn Woodhouse Australia 1.70 metres 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
8 Olga Pulic Yugoslavia 1.70 metres 2nd 2nd 1st 1st
9 Eleanor Montgomery United States 1.70 metres 1st 3rd 1st
10 Taisia Chenchik Soviet Union 1.70 metres 1st 1st 1st 2nd
11 Gerda Kupferschmied Germany 1.70 metres 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd
12 Terrezene Brown United States 1.68 metres 1st 2nd Fail
13 Ulla Flegel Austria 1.68 metres 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd Fail
14 Leena Kaarna Finland 1.68 metres 1st 1st 2nd 3rd Fail
15 Karin Ruger Germany 1.68 metres 1st 1st 2nd 1st Fail
16 Galina Kostenko Soviet Union 1.65 metres 1st 1st 1st Fail
Gwenda Mathews Great Britain 1.65 metres 1st 1st 1st Fail
18 Amelia Okoli Nigeria 1.65 metres 2nd 1st Fail
19 Estelle Baskerville United States 1.65 metres 1st 1st 2nd Fail
Michel Lamdani Israel 1.65 metres 1st 1st 2nd Fail
21 Liese Sykora Austria 1.65 metres 2nd 3rd 3rd Fail
22 Linda Knowles Great Britain 1.60 metres 1st 1st Fail
23 Torii Mitsuko Japan 1.60 metres 1st 2nd Fail
24 Lolita Lagrosas Philippines 1.55 metres 1st Fail
25 Nazli Bayat-Makou Iran No mark Fail
Tipapan Leenasen Thailand No mark Fail
Doris Langer Germany Did not start

Final

Each jumper again had three attempts at each height.

Place Athlete Nation Best mark 1.55 1.60 1.65 1.68 1.71 1.74 1.76 1.78 1.80 1.82 1.86 1.90 1.92
1 Iolanda Balaş Romania 1.90 metres OR 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st Fail
2 Michele Brown Australia 1.80 metres 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd Fail
3 Taisia Chenchik Soviet Union 1.78 metres 1st 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 1st Fail
4 Aida dos Santos Brazil 1.74 metres 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st Fail
5 Dianne Gerace Canada 1.71 metres 1st 1st Fail
6 Frances Slaap Great Britain 1.71 metres 1st 1st 1st Fail
7 Olga Pulic Yugoslavia 1.71 metres 1st 1st 1st 1st Fail
8 Eleanor Montgomery United States 1.71 metres 2nd 2nd 1st Fail
9 Karin Ruger Germany 1.71 metres 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd Fail
10 Jarosława Bieda Poland 1.71 metres 1st 1st 2nd 3rd Fail
11 Robyn Woodhouse Australia 1.71 metres 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd Fail
12 Gerda Kupferschmied Germany 1.68 metres 1st 1st 1st Fail
13 Leena Kaarna Finland 1.65 metres 1st 2nd 2nd Fail
14 Terrezene Brown United States No mark Fail
Ulla Flegel Austria No mark Fail

References

  • Official Report
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