New Zealand at the 1932 Summer Olympics

New Zealand competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. The team of 21 was New Zealand's largest to date and comprised 11 rowers, six athletes, three boxers, and one cyclist. The officials were manager Philip Rundle[1] of Dunedin,[2] boxing and athletic coach W. J. Heenan, and rowing coach Clarrie Healey.[3]

New Zealand at the
1932 Summer Olympics
Flag of New Zealand.svg
IOC codeNZL
NOCNew Zealand Olympic and British Empire Games Association
Websitewww.olympic.org.nz
in Los Angeles
Competitors21 in 4 sports
Flag bearerJack Macdonald (rower)
Medals
Ranked 22nd
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Australasia (1908–1912)

An innovation was the daily one-hour radio report on the Olympics for New Zealand and Australia by the film actress from New Zealand, Nola Luxford.

MedallistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Silver Bob Stiles
Rangi Thompson
Rowing Men's coxless pair 13 August

AthleticsEdit

Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank[i] Result Rank[ii] Result Rank[iii] Result Rank
Stuart Black Men's 200 m 23.1 3 Q 22.0 5 Did not advance
Men's 400 m 49.9 4 Did not advance
Allan Elliot Men's 100 m 10.8 2 Q 10.9 3 Q 11.0 5 Did not advance
Men's 200 m 22.2 2 Q 21.8 3 Q 21.9 5 Did not advance
Don Evans Men's 800 m 1:56.6 4 N/A Did not advance
Thelma Kench Women's 100 m 12.4 3 Q N/A 6 Did not advance
Jack Lovelock Men's 1500 m 3:58.0 1 Q N/A 3:57.8 7
Billy Savidan Men's 5000 m 15.08.2 5 Q N/A 14:49.6 4
Men's 10,000 m N/A 31:09.0 4
  1. ^ Ranks given are within the heat
  2. ^ Ranks given are within the quarterfinal
  3. ^ Ranks given are within the semifinal

BoxingEdit

Name Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Bob Purdie Men's lightweight   Bianchini (ITA)
L
Did not advance 9T
Harold Thomas Men's welterweight   Fabbroni (ITA)
L
Did not advance 9T
Bert Lowe Men's middleweight   Bernlöhr (GER)
L
Did not advance 9T

CyclingEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Ron Foubister Men's individual road race 2:38:42.4 23

RowingEdit

 
1932 Summer Olympics New Zealand rowers

In 1932, seven rowing events were held, and New Zealand entered three boats: a coxless pair, a coxed four, and a coxed eight.[4] The competition was for men only; women would first row at the 1976 Summer Olympics.[5] The eight included the first two Māori Olympians, Jack Macdonald and Lawrence Woodgate-Jackson.

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Bob Stiles
Rangi Thompson
Coxless pair 7:50.2 2 R 8:11.4 2 Q 8:02.4  
Noel Pope
Somers Cox
Charles Saunders
John Solomon
Delmont Gullery (cox)
Coxed four 7:19.6 3 R 7:38.2 1 Q 7:32.4 4
George Cooke
Bert Sandos
Bob Stiles
Jack Macdonald
Lawrence Jackson
Rangi Thompson
Charles Saunders
John Solomon
Delmont Gullery (cox)
Eight 6:38.2 4 R 6:52.2 2 Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Obituary". The Evening Post. CXXXII (126). 24 November 1941. p. 8. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Olympic Games Team". The New Zealand Herald. LXIX (21172). 3 May 1932. p. 6. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Clarrie Healey". Whanganui District Council. Archived from the original on 24 September 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "New Zealand Rowing at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Rowing at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 12 September 2016.