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Rowing at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's single sculls

The men's single sculls competition at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles took place at the Long Beach Marine Stadium.[1]

Men's single sculls
at the Games of the X Olympiad
VenueLong Beach Marine Stadium
DateAugust 9–13
Competitors5 from 5 nations
Winning time7:44.4
1st, gold medalist(s) Bobby Pearce  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) William Miller  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Guillermo Douglas  Uruguay
← 1928
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Competition formatEdit

This rowing event is a single scull event, meaning that each boat is propelled by a single rower. The "scull" portion means that the rower uses two oars, one on each side of the boat. The competition consists of multiple rounds.

During the first round two heats were held. The first boat in each heat advanced to the final, while all others were relegated to the repechages.

The repechages were rounds which offered rowers a chance to qualify for the final. The first two boats in the repechage heat advanced to the final.


Date Round
Tuesday, August 9, 1932 Heats
Thursday, August 11, 1932 Repechage
Saturday, August 13, 1932 Final



First boat of each heat qualifies to the final, remainder goes to the repechage.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Bobby Pearce   Australia 7:27.0 Q
2 William Miller   United States 7:29.2 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Dick Southwood   Great Britain 7:42.6 Q
2 Guillermo Douglas   Uruguay 7:45.0 R
3 Joseph Wright Jr.   United States 8:30.6 R


First two qualify to the final.

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 William Miller   United States 8:05.8 Q
2 Guillermo Douglas   Uruguay 8:20.2 Q
3 Joseph Wright Jr.   United States 8:37.8


Rank Rower Country Time Notes
  Bobby Pearce   Australia 7:44.4
  William Miller   United States 7:45.2
  Guillermo Douglas   Uruguay 8:13.6
4 Dick Southwood   Great Britain 8:33.6


  1. ^ "Rowing at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's Single Sculls". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 July 2018.

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