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1932 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States - Men's 1500 m

 

 

Host City: Los Angeles, United States Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 3, 1932
Date Finished: August 4, 1932
(Competitors: 25; Countries: 14; Finalists: 11)
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Overview by IAAF  1932_olympic_stadium.jpg
Cunningham was fastest in the heats with 3:55.8, with Lovelock (3:58.0) and Beccali (3:59.6) taking the other two races. After Edwards, the 800m specialist, had taken an initial lead in the final, Lovelock led for most of the first lap, passing 400m in 60.5 just ahead of Ny. The lead passed to Cunningham, then Edwards, as the pace slowed to 2:04.5. These two surged ahead of the field at 900m and led by 15m at the bell in 2:51.0, with Cornes in third ahead of Lovelock and Beccali, fifth in 2:53.5. Edwards drove clear of Cunningham with 300m to go (3:07.0), and held the lead till 100m to go, Beccali, timed at 1200m in 3:09.5, began his sprint with 150m to go and surged easily past Cunningham and Cornes, catching Edwards just as the Canadian was beginning to tire. His burst of speed, impressive in itself, was emphasised by the fatigue of those behind him. He won by 10m from Cornes, who caught Edwards as the Italian hit the tape, while Cunningham was fourth, 4m back. Beccali’s time was the then third-fastest ever run.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
There were three 1,500 runners with top credentials for the Los Angeles race. New Zealand’s Jack Lovelock was a Rhodes Scholar and trained in 1931-32 at Oxford, where he ran 4:12.0 at the 1932 University Championships. Italy’s Luigi Beccali was a determined runner but with only fair results prior to 1932, when he posted a 4:11.5 mile in Milan on May 15. The top American was likely Glenn Cunningham who won the 1932 NCAA mile in 4:11.1 for the University of Kansas. But even beyond these three, other top runners were present, including Canada’s Phil Edwards, who was born in British Guiana.
At Los Angeles, the three heats were won by Lovelock, Beccali, and Cunningham, who posted the best time of 3:55.8 in winning the first heat. In the final, Lovelock took the field thru a first 400 of 60.5, but Cunningham took the lead on the second lap. Edwards then moved ahead to lead at 800 metres, done in 2:04.5. Cunningham attempted to jump the field on the third lap, but Edward stayed with him, and he led thru 1,200 in 3:07.0. He then started to pull away over the last lap. Cunningham looked beaten but Beccali, Lovelock, and Britain’s John “Jerry” Cornes took off after Edwards. On the last curve, Lovelock tied up completely and would finish seventh. Beccali passed Cunningham on the final curve and rushed past Edwards with 100 metres left, pulling away to a comfortable margin. Cornes took the silver, and Edwards held off Cunningham for the bronze.
 
 
Results
1500 m Men Final 4 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 3.51.2 Luigi Beccali Italy ITA 24 OR
2 3.52.6 Jerry Cornes Great Britain GBR 22
3 3.52.8 Phil Edwards Canada CAN 24
4 3.53.4 Glenn Cunningham United States USA 22
5 3.54.6 Eric Ny Sweden SWE 22
6 3.55.0 Norwood Hallowell United States USA 22
7 3.57.8 Jack Lovelock New Zealand NZL 22
8 3.58.1 Frank Crowley United States USA 23
9 3.58.4 Martti Luomanen Finland FIN 25
10 3.58.4 Harri Larva Finland FIN 25
AC DNF Eino Purje Finland FIN 32
1500 m Men Round One Heat One 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 3.55.8 Q Glenn Cunningham United States USA 22
2 4.01.0 Q Jerry Cornes Great Britain GBR 22
3 4.01.5 Q Martti Luomanen Finland FIN 25
4 4.03.5 Q Phil Edwards Canada CAN 24
5 4.06.0 Hermenegildo del Rosso Argentina ARG
6 4.06.5 Christian Markersen Denmark DEN 23
7 Amilio Rodríguez Mexico MEX
1500 m Men Round One Heat Two 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 3.58.0 Q Jack Lovelock New Zealand NZL 22
2 3.58.1 Q Norwood Hallowell United States USA 22
3 3.58.6 Q Eddie King Canada CAN 20
4 3.58.8 Q Harri Larva Finland FIN 25
5 3.59.1 Paul Martin Switzerland SUI 30
6 3.59.6 Folke Skoog Sweden SWE 24
7 4.03.5 Bill Barwick Australia AUS 27
AC DNF Armando Bréa Brazil BRA 33
1500 m Men Round One Heat Three 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 3.59.6 Q Luigi Beccali Italy ITA 24
2 3.59.7 Q Eino Purje Finland FIN 32
3 3.59.9 Q Eric Ny Sweden SWE 22
4 4.00.0 Q Frank Crowley United States USA 23
5 4.00.5 Les Wade Canada CAN
6 4.18.0 Pedro Ortíz Mexico MEX
AC DNF Nestor Gomes Brazil BRA
AC DNF Reg Thomas Great Britain GBR 25
AC DNF Otto Peltzer Germany GER 32
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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