Standing High Jump

The standing high jump was an Olympic Track and Field event held in 1900, 1904, 1906, 1908 and 1912. Unlike the conventional high jump event which has always been part of the track and field program, the standing version does not allow any run up. The technique is performed from a position with both feet together.

A champion in this discipline, Ray Ewry won the standing high jump (and also the standing long jump) in 1900, 1904, 1906, and 1908. He set the world record for the standing high jump of 1.65 m on July 16, 1900. His feats were even more impressive as Ray had spent his childhood in a wheelchair partially paralyzed with polio.

olympic Games Standing High Jump Diagram of Ray Ewry performing a standing highjump
from: 1900 Olympic Games Official Report, p399


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