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Medal count by country in the Women's High Jump at the Summer Olympics 1928-2016

The Women's High Jump has been included in all Summer Olympics since women's athletic events were first introduced in 1928. Since then, athletes from the United States have won the most medals, with four golds and nine overall medals. Two athletes have won multiple gold medals in this event, they were Romania's Iolanda Balaş in 1960 and 1964, and West Germany's Ulrike Meyfarth in 1972 and 1984 (this twelve year gap makes Meyfarth both the youngest ever and oldest ever gold medallist in this event).

The bronze medal winners in 2008 and 2012 have both been stripped of their medals for doping offenses, they were Anna Chicherova and Svetlana Shkolina respectively, both from Russia. The 2008 bronze was redistributed to the sixth placed finisher (as the fourth and fifth placed athletes were also disqualified), while the 2012 bronze is yet to be redistributed, but will likely be given to 2016's winner, Ruth Beita of Spain. While Chicherova was stripped of her 2008 bronze in 2016, her victory in 2012 remains unaffected.

Medal count by country in the Women's High Jump at the Summer Olympics from 1928 to 2016

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Sources

Release date

2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1928 to 2016

Supplementary notes

*No longer exists/competes at the Olympics.
This data was collected using the official Olympic.org site, as well as a spreadsheet from the Guardian that includes data from 1896-2008 (available here), 2012 and 2016 data was compared with that from Encyclopaedia Britannica, and several news outlets were used to update the table when medals were reassigned (i.e. for doping offenses).

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