High Jump - Rules


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Following are some of the important rules of high jump set by International Association of Athletic Federation (IAAF)

  • Take-off must be made with one foot only.

  • Dislodging of the bar or breaking the plane near the edge of the bar before clearing will not be counted as successful jump.

  • Jumping height is decided by the Chief Judge. Players can accept the challenge or may pass it.

  • If the competitor fails to jump the required height in three consecutive attempts then he/she will be disqualified from the competition.

  • During the final match, whoever clears above the bar with highest height is declared as winner.

  • In case there is a tie, following two conditions may be applied to decide the winner.

    • The player who has fewer misses at the height at which the tie has occurred, is declared as winner.

    • The player who has fewest misses in the overall tournament is declared as winner.

  • The jumpers have to face a jump-off if there will be a tie for a first place.

  • The height will be greater than the previous level. Each player will be given one chance for each clearance



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