Ivan Ukhov Wins Gold and Erik Kynard Gets First Olympic Medal!!

Ivan Ukhov - Gold Medalist


Erik Kynard - Silver Medalist

It was a tight high jump final as 2011 World Bronze medalist Ivan Ukhov of Russia won gold in 2.38 meters and was followed by Kansas State grad Erik Kynard in 2.33 for Silver, his first Olympic medal! Bronze was a three-way tie as Derek Droubin of Canada, Essa Barshim of Quatar, and Robert Grabarz of Great Britain all jumped the same height of 2.29, each earning medals.  Jamie Nieto and Jesse Williams had less than stellar days. Nieto, 4th place finisher in Athens 2004 finished in 6th place with a height of 2.29m and 2011 World Champion Williams finished in 9th place with a height of 2.25m. 

Final Results: 
Final
 
Official
Rk Bib Athlete Mark(m) +
1 2838 Russian Federation UKHOV Ivan 2.38 +
2 3230 United States of America KYNARD Erik 2.33 +
=3 2755 Qatar BARSHIM Mutaz Essa 2.29 +
=3 1286 Canada DROUIN Derek 2.29 +
=3 1810 Great Britain GRABARZ Robert 2.29 +
6 3242 United States of America NIETO Jamie 2.29 +
7 3124 Ukraine BONDARENKO Bohdan 2.29 +
8 1295 Canada MASON Michael 2.29 +
=9 1416 Colombia MILLER Wanner 2.25 +
=9 3142 Ukraine PROTSENKO Andriy 2.25 +
=9 3263 United States of America WILLIAMS Jesse 2.25 +
12 2832 Russian Federation SILNOV Andrey 2.25 +
13 1510 Cyprus IOANNOU Kyriakos 2.20 +
14 1753 France HANANY Mickael 2.2
Final start lists:

Order Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
1 3142 Andriy Protsenko  UKR 2.31 2.31
2 3124 Bohdan Bondarenko  UKR 2.31 2.31
3 2755 Mutaz Essa Barshim  QAT 2.37 2.37
4 1510 Kyriakos Ioannou  CYP 2.30 2.35
5 2832 Andrey Silnov  RUS 2.37 2.38
6 3230 Erik Kynard  USA 2.34 2.34
7 2838 Ivan Ukhov  RUS 2.39 2.40
8 3263 Jesse Williams  USA 2.36 2.37
9 3242 Jamie Nieto  USA 2.31 2.34
10 1286 Derek Drouin  CAN 2.31 2.33
11 1416 Wanner Miller  COL 2.28 2.28
12 1295 Michael Mason  CAN 2.31 2.31
13 1753 Mickael Hanany  FRA 2.31 2.32
14 1810 Robert Grabarz  GBR 2.36 2.36
 



last updated: July 19th at 6:05pm CT


Men's High Jump Quick Hits
2012 London Olympic Games


High Jump Schedule:
Day 3, Aug 5th - Qualification (3:05pm CT)
Day 5, Aug 7th - Final (1:00pm CT)

High Jump Records:
World Record - 2.45m - Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 7/27/1993
Olympic Record - 2.39m - Charles Austin (USA) 7/28/1996
American Record - 2.40m - Charles Austin 8/7/1991

The Favorites: (personal best/season best)
1. IvanUkhov, Russia (2.39m/2.39m)
2. Andrey Silnov, Russia (2.38m/2.37m)
3. Jesse Williams, USA (2.37m/2.36m)

The Americans:
1. Jamie Nieto (2.34m/2.31m)
2. Erik Kynard Jr. (2.34m/2.34m)
3. Jesse Williams (2.37m/2.36m) 

Past High Jump Olympic Results: (from wiki)

2000 Olympic Games
1 Sergey Kliugin  Russia 2.35 SB
2 Javier Sotomayor  Cuba 2.32 SB
3 Abderrahmane Hammad  Algeria 2.32  
4 Stefan Holm  Sweden 2.32  
5 Konstantin Matusevich  Israel 2.32  
6 Mark Boswell  Canada 2.32  
Staffan Strand  Sweden 2.32  
8 Wolfgang Kreissig  Germany 2.29  
9 Sergii Dymchenko  Ukraine 2.29  
10 Vyacheslav Voronin  Russia 2.29  
11 Nathan Leeper  United States 2.25  
12 Kwaku Boateng  Canada 2.25  
13 Kenny Evans  United States 2.20



 
2004 Olympic Games
1 Stefan Holm  Sweden 2.36
2 Matt Hemingway  United States 2.34
3 Jaroslav Bába  Czech Republic 2.34
4 Jamie Nieto  United States 2.34
5 Andriy Sokolovskyy  Ukraine 2.32
6 Yaroslav Rybakov  Russia 2.32
7 Mark Boswell  Canada 2.29
8 Svatoslav Ton  Czech Republic 2.29
9 Vyacheslav Voronin  Russia 2.29
10 Dragutin Topic  Serbia and Montenegro 2.29
11 Lisvany Pérez  Cuba 2.25
12 Alessandro Talotti  Italy 2.25








 
2008 Olympic Games
1 Andrey Silnov  Russia 2.36  
2 Germaine Mason  Great Britain 2.34 PB
3 Yaroslav Rybakov  Russia 2.34 SB
4 Stefan Holm  Sweden 2.32  
5 Raúl Spank  Germany 2.32 PB
6 Jaroslav Bába  Czech Republic 2.29  
7 Tomáš Janků  Czech Republic 2.29  
8 Tom Parsons  Great Britain 2.25  
9 Martyn Bernard  Great Britain 2.25  
10 Jessé de Lima  Brazil 2.20  
10 Filippo Campioli  Italy 2.20  
12 Rožle Prezelj  Slovenia 2.20