Athletics at the 1930 Women's World Games – high jump

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High jump
at the 1930 Women's World Games
VenueLetná Stadium
  • September 7 (qualification)
  • September 7 (final)
Winning time1.57
gold medal    Germany
silver medal    Netherlands
bronze medal    Germany
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The high jump event at the 1930 Women's World Games was held in Prague at the Letná Stadium, with the qualification and final being held on 7 September 1930.

Entrants[change | change source]

In August 1930 entrants were published of the athletes of 5 nations: the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy and Great Britain. Listed below are the athletes from these nations who were entered for the high jump event.[1][2]

Nationality Name
 Great Britain Knight
 Great Britain Mary Milne
 Great Britain Marjorie Okell
 Italy Tina Steiner
 Italy Derna Polazzo
 Italy Anna Mercatelli
 Netherlands Carolina Gisolf
 Sweden Ann-Margret Ahlstrand
 Sweden Maj Jacobsson
 Sweden Ruth Svedberg

Results[change | change source]

Qualification[change | change source]

The qualification took place in the morning of 7 September 1930, under bad weather conditions.[3]

Rank Name Nationality Height Notes
1 Carolina Gisolf  Netherlands 1.50 Q
Helma Notte  Germany Q
Inge Braumüller  Germany Q
Mary Milne  Great Britain Q
5 Berneck  Yugoslavia 1.45 Q
Marjorie Okell  Great Britain Q
7 ?
8 ?
? ?

Final[change | change source]

The final took place in the afternoon of 7 September. The weather was still bad and it rained during the competition. The track was wet which affected the performance.[3]

The British Marjorie Okell and Mary Milne couldn't jump above 1.50 metres.[4] After the German Helma Notte was not able to jump higher than 1.53 metres, there were two remaining competitors, the German Inge Braumüller and the Dutch Carolina Gisolf. Both Braumüller and Gisolf jumped 1.57 metres. Gisolf got injured during her successfull jump of 1.57 metres toring thigh muscle during the run. She tried to continue jump, to great encouragement from the crowd, but was not able to jump the 1.57 metres. Braumüller was also not able to jump the 1.57 metres.[5][6] The competition was decided by a toss, which was won in favor of the German.[3][5]

Rank Name Nationality Distance Notes
1 Inge Braumüller  Germany 1.57
2 Carolina Gisolf  Netherlands 1.57
3 Helma Notte  Germany 1.53
4 Marjorie Okell  Great Britain 1.50
5 Mary Milne  Great Britain 1.50
Berneck  Yugoslavia

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nederlandsche Atleten naar Praag en Brussel". Arnhemsche courant (in Dutch). 27 August 1930. Retrieved 27 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  2. "Derde werdeldspelen". De avondpost (in Dutch). 15 August 1930. Retrieved 27 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "De derde vrouwenwereldspelen". Het Vaderland (in Dutch). 8 September 1930. Retrieved 29 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  4. "Onze dames blinken uit". De avondpost (in Dutch). 9 September 1930. Retrieved 27 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Intern. Athletiekwedstrijden te Praag". Twentsch dagblad Tubantia en Enschedesche courant (in Dutch). 8 September 1930. Retrieved 27 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  6. "Mej. Gisolf scheurde een spier". Het volk (in Dutch). 8 September 1930. Retrieved 27 June 2022 – via Delpher.

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