High Jump Sportshall Event
The High Jump athletics event is part of the Sportshall series designed for the indoor use of school age competitors in the UK. This is a brief outline of the events, for more details see the official literature. Compared to the traditional track and field event of the high jump, there is a restricted take off area. Otherwise it is a very similar event.
- High jump mats and uprights
- The take off area is restricted to 10m, measured back from the front edge of the landing mat. At least three meters should be permitted to either side of the uprights.
- The three consecutive failure rule applies.
- The standard rules of high jump apply, including count back and a jump off where necessary.
- The field referee may, if time is limited, apply a “seven jump rule”. This rule encourages athletes to concentrate on heights appropriate to their ability. Usually, once just three athletes remain in the competition the restriction is dropped and normal rules applied.
- About Sportshall
- All Track and Filed Events
- Olympic Games track and field events
- Commonwealth Games athletics events
- About the high jump event
- List of high jump world records
- biomechanics of the high jump