Open main menu

United States at the 1936 Summer Olympics

The United States competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. The Americans were second in the medals table to Germany. 359 competitors, 313 men and 46 women, took part in 127 events in 21 sports.[1]

United States at the
1936 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg
IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in Berlin
Competitors359 (313 men and 46 women) in 21 sports
Flag bearerWally O'Connor
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
24
Silver
20
Bronze
12
Total
56
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Male CompetitorsEdit

AthleticsEdit

BasketballEdit

The men's basketball team won the gold medal. The players were as following.

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

Football (soccer)Edit

Results

  • U.S. 0-1 Italy

Roster

RowingEdit

The men's eight-man team won the gold medal. The team consisted of the following:

Women CompetitorsEdit

AthleticsEdit

SwimmingEdit

  • Eleanor Holm was the favorite for the 100m backstroke, but she was suspended by Avery Brundage over “a drinking episode”. She had swum in the 1928 and 1932 Olympics, winning gold in 1932. Brundage was one of the most controversial figures in the US Olympic history, known for his racist and sexist remarks and actions and also for appeasing dictatorships, such as Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

AthleticsEdit

  • Louis Zamperini - long-distance runner competing on the 5000-meter event
  • Don Lash - long-distance runner competing on the 5000-meter and 10,000-meter events
  • Ellison Brown - Marathon runner

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

DivingEdit

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

FootballEdit

GymnasticsEdit

HandballEdit

HockeyEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three pentathletes represented the United States in 1936.

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Water poloEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

Art competitionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "United States at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved June 6, 2010.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "United States Rowing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 27, 2018.