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Athletics at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

The men's 200 metres sprint event at the 1932 Summer Olympics took place on August 2 and August 3 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.[1]

Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the X Olympiad
VenueLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
DatesAugust 2 (heats and quarterfinals)
August 3 (semifinals and final)
Competitors25 from 13 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Eddie Tolan
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) George Simpson
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ralph Metcalfe
 United States
← 1928
1936 →

Contents

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Seven heats were held; the fastest three runners advanced to the Quarterfinal Round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Erich Borchmeyer   Germany 22.1
2 Takayoshi Yoshioka   Japan 22.3
3 Stanley Engelhart   Great Britain

Heat Two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Willie Walters   South Africa 21.9
2 Eddie Tolan   United States 22.0
3 Stanley Fuller   Great Britain 22.4
4 Enrique Sánchez   Mexico 22.8

Heat Three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Harold Wright   Canada 22.8
2 Ralph Metcalfe   United States 22.9
3 Stuart Black   New Zealand 23.1
4 Liu Changchun   China 23.4

Heat Four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Itaro Nakajima   Japan 22.2
2 Fritz Hendrix   Germany 22.9

Heat Five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Roberto Genta   Argentina 25.3
2 Chris Berger   Netherlands 26.1
3 George Simpson   United States 29.0

Heat Six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Arthur Jonath   Germany 21.9
2 Allan Elliot   New Zealand 22.2
3 Carlos Bianchi   Argentina 22.3
4 Andrej Engel   Czechoslovakia 22.3
5 Everardo Múzquiz   Mexico 23.0

Heat Seven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Bert Pearson   Canada 22.3
2 Danie Joubert   South Africa 22.3
3 Teiichi Nishi   Japan 22.4
4 Ronald Vernieux   India 22.8

QuarterfinalsEdit

Four heats were held; the three fastest runners in each heat advanced to the Semifinal Round.

Heat One

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Ralph Metcalfe   United States 21.5 OR
2 Willie Walters   South Africa 21.5
3 Erich Borchmeyer   Germany 21.6
4 Itaro Nakajima   Japan 21.9
5 Chris Berger   Netherlands 22.0

Heat Two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Eddie Tolan   United States 21.5 =OR
2 Bert Pearson   Canada 21.7
3 Roberto Genta   Argentina 21.8
4 Fritz Hendrix   Germany 21.9
5 Stanley Fuller   Great Britain 22.0

Heat Three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Carlos Bianchi   Argentina 21.4 OR
2 George Simpson   United States 21.5
3 Danie Joubert   South Africa 21.7
4 Takayoshi Yoshioka   Japan 21.8
5 Stuart Black   New Zealand 22.0

Heat Four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Arthur Jonath   Germany 21.4
2 Harold Wright   Canada 21.7
3 Allan Elliot   New Zealand 21.8
4 Stanley Engelhart   Great Britain 21.9
5 Teiichi Nishi   Japan 22.1

SemifinalsEdit

Two heats were held; the fastest three runners advanced to the Final Round.

Heat One

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Ralph Metcalfe   United States 21.5
2 George Simpson   United States 21.5
3 Carlos Bianchi   Argentina 21.6
4 Danie Joubert   South Africa 21.7
5 Erich Borchmeyer   Germany 21.8
6 Bert Pearson   Canada 21.9

Heat Two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Arthur Jonath   Germany 21.5
2 Willie Walters   South Africa 21.7
3 Eddie Tolan   United States 21.7
4 Harold Wright   Canada 21.8
5 Allan Elliot   New Zealand 21.9
6 Roberto Genta   Argentina 22.0

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Eddie Tolan   United States 21.12 OR
  George Simpson   United States 21.4
  Ralph Metcalfe   United States 21.5
4 Arthur Jonath   Germany 21.5
5 Carlos Bianchi   Argentina 21.6
6 Willie Walters   South Africa 21.9

Key: OR = Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 8 July 2017.