Athletics at the 1978 Commonwealth Games – Women's high jump

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The women's high jump event at the 1978 Commonwealth Games was held on 11 August at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. [1]

High jump track and field event

The high jump is a track and field event in which competitors must jump unaided over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights without dislodging it. In its modern most practised format, a bar is placed between two standards with a crash mat for landing. In the modern era, athletes run towards the bar and use the Fosbury Flop method of jumping, leaping head first with their back to the bar. Since ancient times, competitors have introduced increasingly effective techniques to arrive at the current form.

Athletics at the 1978 Commonwealth Games

At the 1978 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A total of 38 events were contested, 23 for men and 15 for women.

Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton) stadium in Edmonton, Alberta

Commonwealth Stadium, also known as The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium during Eskimos events, is an open-air, all-seater multipurpose stadium located in the McCauley neighbourhood of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It has a seating capacity of 55,819, making it the largest open-air stadium in Canada. It has been used for Canadian football, athletics, soccer, and rugby union, as well as concerts.


Rank Name Nationality 1.60 1.70 1.75 1.78 1.80 1.83 1.90 1.93 Result Notes
Katrina Gibbs Flag of Australia.svg  Australia xxo xo1.93 GR
Debbie Brill Flag of Canada.svg  Canada xxx 1.90
Julie White Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 1.83
4 Gillian Hitchen Flag of England.svg  England 1.80
5 Barbara Simmonds Flag of England.svg  England 1.78
6 Maggie Woods Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 1.78
7 Valerie Rutter Flag of England.svg  England 1.75
8 Wendy Phillips Flag of Northern Ireland.svg  Northern Ireland 1.70
9 Adventina Mutakyawa Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania 1.60

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