Men’s Olympic High Jump – Who Will Win?

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What time is the Men’s High Jump taking place? 11:10 on Sunday 1st August (UK time)

Where is the Men’s High Jump taking place? Olympic Stadium

Who is the reigning Olympic champion in the Men’s High Jump? Derek Drouin of Canada

Who is the current world record holder of the Men’s High Jump? Javier Sotomayor of Cuba with a jump of 2.45 metres in 1993


The heavy favourite for this event is Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar; the Qatari is looking to win his country’s first medal of the entire games. He gained the silver medal in 2016 behind Derek Drouin who is no longer competing. Barshim won the World Championships in his home country in 2019 as well as the 2017 version in London.

His main competitors will be Juvaughn Harrison of the United States as well as Mikhail Akimenko of the Russian Olympic Committee. The best form of the field would be the ROC’s Ilya Ivanyuk and the Belarusian Maksim Nedasekau with both managing season bests of 2.37 metres.


Despite some poor form this season from the Qatari favourite Barshim, he will remain quite confident of going one step better than he did in Rio in 2016. His personal best of 2.43 metres is a height that no other athlete in the competition has got close and that ceiling is likely to be enough for him to win gold this year.

TSZ Tip: Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar) to win

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