Peru at the 1936 Summer Olympics
Peru competed in the Summer Olympic Games for the first time at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. 40 competitors, all men, took part in 16 events in 8 sports. Peru's participation in the Olympic Games forced the authorities to suspend the Peruvian football league for 1936.
|Peru at the|
1936 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Peruvian Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||40 (all men) in 8 sports|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
Austria played Peru in an astonishing game leading to a huge political row.
Time Magazine reported: In Lima President Oscar Benavides of Peru last week addressed an angry crowd: "I have just received cables from Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Mexico supporting the Peruvian attitude against the crafty Berlin decision." The crowd, which had already torn an Olympic flag, gathered to listen to more speeches at the Plaza San Martin. Later it threw stones to the German Consulate's windows until police arrived in trucks. At Callao, Lima's seaport, workmen on the docks refused to load two German vessels.
The "crafty Berlin decision" concerned a soccer game on the fortnight in which the Peruvians overturned a 2-goal deficit against Austria to take the tie into extra-time and win the match 4-2, with a goal scored in the last minute of extra-time. After the game, Austria argued that Peruvian players had manhandled them, and that spectators, one of them brandishing a revolver, had swarmed down on the field. FIFA ordered the game replayed behind closed doors, so Peru's whole Olympic team of 40 promptly withdrew from the Games in protest; the game was awarded to Austria by default. Said Miguel Dasso of the Peruvian Olympic Committee: "We've no faith in European athletics. We have come here and found a bunch of merchants."
|Antonio Cuba||Men's 100 metres||5||Did not advance|
|Francisco Valdez Bravo||Men's 800 metres||7||N/A||Did not advance|
|Carlos Marcerano||Men's 800 metres||2:00:8||6||N/A||Did not advance|
Miguel Godoy, Luis Jacob, Roberto Rospigliosi, Koko Cárdenas, Fernando Ruiz, "Canon" Ore, Jose Carlos Godoy, Armando Rossi, Rolando Bacigalupo, Manuel Fiestas, Willy Dasso, Antuco Flecha (Coach: Pedro Vera)
Peru was awarded a bye to the next round.
Poland won by walk-over and was awarded 2 points.
Fifth Place Match
Uruguay won by walk-over and was awarded 2 points.
Peru finished without a time during the team road race.
|Manuel Bacigalupo||Road race||no time|
|Gregorio Caloggero||Road race||no time|
|José Mazzini||Road race||no time|
|César Peñaranda||Road race||no time|
Times were not recorded for any of the four competing athletes because they finished after the 16th place.
|Athlete||Event||Round One||Round 1
|Round 2||Round 3||Semifinals||Final||Bronze medal race|
|José Mazzini||Men's sprint|| Karl Magnussen (DEN)
|2|| Dunc Gray (AUS)
Ted Clayton (RSA)
|3||Did not advance|
|Alfredo Alvarez||3 m springboard||DNF||24|
- First Round
|Fernández 17' 33' 47' 49' 70'
Villanueva 21' 67'
|Report||Kanerva 42' (pen.)
- Quarter finals
Villanueva 81' 117'
Due to a pitch invasion, the match was declared null and void, and ordered to be replayed on August 10. Peru objected to the replay decision and withdrew from the tournament.
One male pentathlete represented Peru in 1936.
(10 m air pistol)
(épée one touch)
(200 m freestyle)
|Total points||Final rank|
|Score||Rank||MP points||Results||Rank||MP points||Time||Rank||MP points||Penalties||Rank||MP points||Time||Rank||MP points|
|Jorge Patiño||50 m rifle prone||287||51|
|Arturo Alvarez||100 m freestyle||1:04.9||7||Did not advance|
|Juan Paz||100 m freestyle||1:05.6||7||Did not advance|
|Walter Ledgard||400 m freestyle||5:05.5||2||DNF||7||Did not advance|
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- "Berlin, 1936". FIFA. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
- "1936 Official Report" (PDF). IOC. 1937. Retrieved July 31, 2012.