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1932  Los Angeles Summer Olympics

1932 Summer Olympics - The Results (Athletics)

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Info about the Games    
Host City: Los Angeles, United States Participants: 386 (332 men and 54 women) from 34 countries  poster1932.jpg
Date Started: July 31, 1932 Youngest Participant: JPN Sumiko Watanabe (15 years, 247 days)
Date Finished: August 7, 1932 Oldest Participant: ITA Armando Poggioli (44 years, 46 days)
Events: 29 Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 3 medals
  Most Medals (Country): USA United States (35 medals)
   
Venue  Memorial Coliseum  400 m
 1932_olympic_stadium.jpg
Year Dates City Venue Countries Athletes Men Women Events (Men/Women)
1932 Jul 31-Aug 7 Los Angeles,USA Memorial Coliseum 34 386 332 54 29 23/6
Athletics at the
1932 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States
Men's 100 m Women's 100 m
Men's 200 m Women's 80 m Hurdles
Men's 400 m Women's 4 x 100 m
Men's 800 m Women's High Jump
Men's 1500 m Women's Discus Throw
Men's 5000 m Women's Javelin Throw
Men's 10000 m
Men's 110 m Hurdles
Men's 400 m Hurdles
Men's 3000 m steeple
Men's 4 x 100 m
Men's 4 x 400 m
Men's Marathon
Men's 50 km Walk
Men's High Jump
Men's Pole Vault
Men's Long Jump
Men's Triple Jump
Men's Shot Put
Men's Discus Throw
Men's Hammer Throw
Men's Javelin Throw
Men's Decathlon
1932 Olympic Track and Field Athletics Ticket Used, August 3, 2:30PM 6
 

Overview

The 1932 Olympic track & field competition took place in the [Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum]. It had been built as a memorial to World War I veterans and opened in 1923, with the largest seating capacity of any Olympic Stadium to that date, with space for over 100,000 spectators. The 1932 Olympics were hampered by the long and difficult travel for many countries to get their teams to the West Coast of the United States, and coupled with the severe world-wide economic depression, caused attendance to be down somewhat from the last two Olympics. Average crowds for track & field still topped 60,000 people, with one day having 86,443 spectators. The heroine of the athletics competition was [Babe Didrikson], who won the 80 metre hurdles and javelin throw, and placed second in the high jump. She would later become a professional golfer and for a time was the top female golfer in the world. She is often considered the greatest all-around female athlete of all time. Women competed in six events in 1932, up one from Amsterdam, with the 80 metre hurdles and javelin throw added, but the 800 metres was off the program. On the men's side, [Eddie Tolan] won both sprint races, defeating his arch-rival [Ralph Metcalfe].

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

At the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, 29 athletics events were contested, 23 for men and 6 for women. It was the first time the 50 kilometres race walk appeared in the men's athletics at the Games. This was only the second time women's events in athletics were included in the Olympic Games program and the first time that women competed in the javelin throw at the Olympics. There was a total of 386 participants from 34 countries competing.

Paavo Nurmi from Finland was suspended one week before the Games by the IAAF for accepting payments in excess of his expenses for an exhibition tour (i.e. for "professionalism").

The athletics events took place at Los Angeles Olympic Stadium, now the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

General view of Los Angeles Olympic Stadium on the opening day of the Games of the Xth Olympiad, while contenders from all nations take the Olympic Athlete's Oath.

Medal summary

Men

 Women

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres Eddie Tolan
 United States
10.3 Ralph Metcalfe
 United States
10.3 Arthur Jonath
 Germany
10.4
200 metres Eddie Tolan
 United States
21.2 George Simpson
 United States
21.4 Ralph Metcalfe
 United States
21.5
400 metres Bill Carr
 United States
46.2 Ben Eastman
 United States
46.4 Alex Wilson
 Canada
47.4
800 metres Tommy Hampson
 Great Britain
1:49.8 Alex Wilson
 Canada
1:49.9 Phil Edwards
 Canada
1:51.5
1500 metres Luigi Beccali
 Italy
3:51.2 Jerry Cornes
 Great Britain
3:52.6 Phil Edwards
 Canada
3:52.8
5000 metres Lauri Lehtinen
 Finland
14:30.0 Ralph Hill
 United States
14:30.0 Lauri Virtanen
 Finland
14:44.0
10,000 metres Janusz Kusociński
 Poland
30:11.4 Volmari Iso-Hollo
 Finland
30:12.6 Lauri Virtanen
 Finland
30:35.0
110 metres hurdles George Saling
 United States
14.6 Percy Beard
 United States
14.7 Donald Finlay
 Great Britain
14.8
400 metres hurdles Bob Tisdall
 Ireland
51.8 Glenn Hardin
 United States
51.9 Morgan Taylor
 United States
52.0
3000 metres steeplechase
[1]
Volmari Iso-Hollo
 Finland
10:33.4 Thomas Evenson
 Great Britain
10:46.0 Joe McCluskey
 United States
10:46.2
4 × 100 metres relay  United States (USA)
Bob Kiesel
Hector Dyer
Emmett Toppino
Frank Wykoff
40.0  Germany (GER)
Friedrich Hendrix
Erich Borchmeyer
Arthur Jonath
Helmut Körnig
40.9  Italy (ITA)
Giuseppe Castelli
Gabriele Salviati
Ruggero Maregatti
Edgardo Toetti
41.2
4 × 400 metres relay  United States (USA)
Ivan Fuqua
Edgar Ablowich
Karl Warner
Bill Carr
3:08.2  Great Britain (GBR)
Crew Stoneley
Tommy Hampson
David Burghley
Godfrey Rampling
3:11.2  Canada (CAN)
James Ball
Ray Lewis
Phil Edwards
Alex Wilson
3:12.8
Marathon Juan Carlos Zabala
 Argentina
2:31:36 Sam Ferris
 Great Britain
2:31:55 Armas Toivonen
 Finland
2:32:12
50 kilometres walk Tommy Green
 Great Britain
4:50:10 Jānis Daliņš
 Latvia
4:57:20 Ugo Frigerio
 Italy
4:59:06
Long jump Ed Gordon
 United States
7.64 m Lambert Redd
 United States
7.60 m Chuhei Nambu
 Japan
7.45 m
Triple jump Chuhei Nambu
 Japan
15.72 m Erik Svensson
 Sweden
15.32 m Kenkichi Oshima
 Japan
15.12 m
High jump Duncan McNaughton
 Canada
1.97 m Bob Van Osdel
 United States
1.97 m Simeon Toribio
 Philippines
1.97 m
Pole vault Bill Miller
 United States
4.315 m Shuhei Nishida
 Japan
4.30 m George Jefferson
 United States
4.20 m
Shot put Leo Sexton
 United States
16.00 m Harlow Rothert
 United States
15.67 m František Douda
 Czechoslovakia
15.61 m
Discus throw John Anderson
 United States
49.49 m Henri LaBorde
 United States
48.47 m Paul Winter
 France
47.85 m
Javelin throw Matti Järvinen
 Finland
72.71 m Matti Sippala
 Finland
69.80 m Eino Penttilä
 Finland
68.70 m
Hammer throw Pat O'Callaghan
 Ireland
53.92 m Ville Pörhölä
 Finland
52.27 m Peter Zaremba
 United States
50.33 m
Decathlon James Bausch
 United States
8462.23 Akilles Järvinen
 Finland
8292.48 Wolrad Eberle
 Germany
8030.80
  1. 460 metres over distance owing to error by lap-counting official.
EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres Stanisława Walasiewicz
 Poland
11.9 Hilda Strike
 Canada
11.9 Wilhelmina von Bremen
 United States
12.0
80 metres hurdles Babe Didrikson
 United States
11.7 Evelyne Hall
 United States
11.7 Marjorie Clark
 South Africa
11.8
4 × 100 metres relay  United States (USA)
Mary Carew
Evelyn Furtsch
Annette Rogers
Wilhelmina von Bremen
47.0  Canada (CAN)
Mary Frizzel
Mildred Fizzell
Lillian Palmer
Hilda Strike
47.0  Great Britain (GBR)
Nellie Halstead
Eileen Hiscock
Gwendoline Porter
Violet Webb
47.6
High jump Jean Shiley
 United States
1.65 m Babe Didrikson
 United States
1.65 m Eva Dawes
 Canada
1.60 m
Discus throw Lillian Copeland
 United States
40.58 m Ruth Osburn
 United States
40.12 m Jadwiga Wajs
 Poland
38.74 m
Javelin throw Babe Didrikson
 United States
43.68 m Ellen Braumüller
 Germany
43.49 m Tilly Fleischer
 Germany
43.00 m

Record broken

Of the 29 events competed new Olympic records were set in all but three: men's long jump, high jump and hammer throw. World records were set in 10 events.

Men's world records

Women's world records

EventDateRoundNameNationalityResult
400 metres 5 August Final Bill Carr United States 46.2
800 metres 2 August Final Tommy Hampson Great Britain 1:49.8
4 × 100 metres relay 7 August Final Bob Kiesel
Hector Dyer
Emmett Toppino
Frank Wykoff
United States 40.0
4 × 400 metres relay 7 August Final Ivan Fuqua
Edgar Ablowich
Karl Warner
Bill Carr
United States 3:08.2
Triple jump 4 August Final Chuhei Nambu Japan 15.72 m
Decathlon 6 August Final James Bausch United States 8462.235
EventDateRoundNameNationalityResult
100 metres 1 August Heats Stanisława Walasiewicz Poland 11.9
80 metres hurdles 4 August Final Babe Didrikson United States 11.7
Evelyne Hall United States
4 × 100 metres relay 7 August Final Mary Carew
Evelyn Furtsch
Annette Rogers
Wilhelmina von Bremen
United States 47.0
Mary Frizzel
Mildred Fizzell
Lillian Palmer
Hilda Strike
Canada
High jump 7 August Final Jean Shiley United States 1.65 m
Babe Didrikson United States

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA) 16 13 6 35
2  Finland (FIN) 3 4 4 11
3  Great Britain (GBR) 2 4 2 8
4  Poland (POL) 2 0 1 3
5  Ireland (IRL) 2 0 0 2
6  Canada (CAN) 1 3 5 9
7  Japan (JPN) 1 1 2 4
8  Italy (ITA) 1 0 2 3
9  Argentina (ARG) 1 0 0 1
10  Germany (GER) 0 2 3 5
11  Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 1
 Latvia (LAT) 0 1 0 1
13  Philippines (PHI) 0 0 1 1
 France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 0 1 1
 South Africa (RSA) 0 0 1 1

Participating Nations

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PLACING TABLES
Los Angeles 1932
Overall Gold Silver Bronze 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th Medals Points
USA 16 13 6 8 7 8 4 6 35 361
GER - 2 3 7 3 4 1 1 5 94
FIN 3 4 4 1 1 1 1 - 11 90
GBR 2 4 2 2 4 1 2 - 8 89
JPN 1 1 2 1 5 4 1+1= 3 4 70.5
CAN 1 3 5 1 - 1 - 1 9 68
ITA 1 - 2 - 2 1 1 1 3 34
SWE - 1 - 2 2 2 1 - 1 33
POL 2 - 1 - - 1 1+1= - 3 28.5
IRL 2 - - 1 - - - 1 2 22
RSA - - 1 1 2 1 - - 1 22
ARG 1 - - - 1 1 1 - 1 17
FRA - - 1 1 - - 1 1 1 14
NED - - - 2 1 - - - 0 14
NZL - - - 2 - - 1 - 0 12
HUN - - - - 1 1 - 1 0 8
LAT - 1 - - - - - - 1 7
TCH - - 1 - - - - 1 1 7
PHI - - 1 - - - - - 1 6
BRA - - - - - 1 - 1 0 4
MEX - - - - - - 2 - 0 4
AUS - - - - - 1 - - 0 3
GRE - - - - - - 1 - 0 2
Totals 29 29 29 29 29 28 18+2= 17 87 1010
                     
Men Gold Silver Bronze 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th Medals Points
USA 11 10 5 7 6 5 4 6 26 276
FIN 3 4 4 1 1 1 1 - 11 90
GBR 2 4 1 2 2 1 2 - 7 75
GER - 1 2 5 2 3 - - 3 61
JPN 1 1 2 - 4 4 1= 1 4 57.5
CAN 1 1 4 1 - - - 1 6 45
ITA 1 - 2 - 2 1 1 1 3 34
SWE - 1 - 2 2 2 1 - 1 33
IRL 2 - - 1 - - - 1 2 22
ARG 1 - - - 1 1 1 - 1 17
FRA - - 1 1 - - 1 1 1 14
NZL - - - 2 - - 1 - - 12
RSA - - - 1 1 1 - - - 12
POL 1 - - - - - 1+1= - 1 11.5
HUN - - - - 1 1 - 1 - 8
LAT - 1 - - - - - - 1 7
TCH - - 1 - - - - 1 1 7
PHI - - 1 - - - - - 1 6
NED - - - - 1 - - - - 4
BRA - - - - - 1 - 1 - 4
AUS - - - - - 1 - - - 3
GRE - - - - - - 1 - - 2
MEX - - - - - - 1 - - 2
Totals 23 23 23 23 23 22 15+2= 14 69 803
                     
Women Gold Silver Bronze 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th Medals Points
USA 5 3 1 1 1 3 - - 9 85
GER - 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 33
CAN - 2 1 - - 1 - - 3 23
POL 1 - 1 - - 1 - - 2 17
GBR - - 1 - 2 - - - 1 14
JPN - - - 1 1 - 1 2 - 13
RSA - - 1 - 1 - - - 1 10
NED - - - 2 - - - - - 10
MEX - - - - - - 1 - - 2
Totals 6 6 6 6 6 6 3 3 18 207

 

 July 31 14h30 Men's 400 m hurdles heat 1
Men's High jump
Men's Shot put
15h00 Men's 100 m heat 1
16h00 Men's 800 m heats
16h30 Men's 100 m heat 2
17h00 Men's 400 m hurdles heat 2
17h30 Men's 10,000 m Final
Women's Javelin throw
 
August 1st 14h30 Men's 100 m Semifinals
Men's Hammer throw
15h00 Men's 100 m Final
15h30 Men's 400 m hurdles Final
15h45 Women's 100 m heat 1
16h30 Men's 800 m Semifinals
17h00 Women's 100 m Semifinals
17h15 Men's 3,000 m steeplechase heats
August 2 14h30 Men's 110 m hurdles heat 1
Men's Long jump qualification
Men's Long jump
Women's Discus throw
15h00 Men's 200 m heat 1
15h45 Men's 800 m Final
16h00 Women's 100 m Final
16h15 Men's 110 m hurdles Semifinals
16h45 Men's 5,000 m heats
17h30 Men's 200 m heat 2
August 3 13h30 Men's 50 km walk
14h30 Men's 200 m Semifinals
Men's Discus throw
Men's Pole Vault
15h00 Women's 80 m hurdles heats
15h45 Men's 110 m hurdles Final
17h00 Men's 200 m Final
17h15 Men's 1,500 m heats
August 4 14h30 Men's 400 m heat 1
Men's Javelin throw
Men's Triple jump
15h30 Women's 80 m hurdles Semifinals
15h45 Men's 1,500 m Final
16h00 Men's 400 m heat 2
16h30 Women's 80 m hurdles Final
August 5 10h00 Men's Decathlon 100 m
11h00 Men's Decathlon long jump
14h30 Men's 400 m Semifinals
Men's Decathlon shot put
15h15 Men's 5,000 m Final
15h30 Men's Decathlon high jump
16h30 Men's 400 m Final
17h30 Men's Decathlon 400 m
August 6 10h00 Men's Decathlon 110 m hurdles
11h00 Men's Decathlon discus throw
14h30 Men's 4 x 100 m relay heats
Men's Decathlon pole vault
15h15 Women's 4 x 100 m relay heats
16h00 Men's 3,000 m steeplechase
16h30 Men's 4 x 400 m relay heats
Men's Decathlon javelin throw
17h30 Men's Decathlon 1,500 m
August 7 14h30 Men's 4 x 100 m relay Semifinals
Women's High jump
15h00 Women's 4 x 100 m relay Final
15h30 Men's 4 x 100 m relay Final
Men's Marathon
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