Athletics at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump
|Men's long jump|
at the Games of the X Olympiad
Plaque commemorating the 1932 Olympics
|Venue||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum|
|Competitors||12 from 9 nations|
The men's long jump event at the 1932 Olympic Games took place August 2. Twelve athletes from 9 nations competed. The 1930 Olympic Congress in Berlin had reduced the limit from 4 athletes per NOC to 3 athletes. The event was won by Ed Gordon of the United States, the nation's third consecutive and eighth overall victory in the long jump.
This was the ninth appearance of the event, which is one of 12 athletics events to have been held at every Summer Olympics. The returning finalists from the 1928 Games were silver medalist Silvio Cator of Haiti and fifth-place finisher Erich Köchermann of Germany; [[Silvio Cator . Chuhei Nambu of Japan had broken the world record in 1931. Home nation favorites were Dick Barber (Olympic trials winner) and Ed Gordon (AAU champion).
Argentina and Brazil each made their first appearance in the event. The United States appeared for the ninth time, the only nation to have long jumpers at each of the Games thus far.
With a small field, the 1932 competition used a single round. All jumpers had six jumps.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.
|World record||Chuhei Nambu (JPN)||7.98||Tokyo, Japan||27 October 1931|
|Olympic record||Robert LeGendre (USA)||7.765(*)||Paris, France||7 July 1924|
|Tuesday, 2 August 1932||14:30||Final|
|Ed Gordon||United States||7.64||7.00||7.43||X||X||X||7.64|
|Lambert Redd||United States||X||7.60||X||7.39||X||7.49||7.60|
|5||Dick Barber||United States||?||?||?||?||?||?||7.39|
|12||Len Hutton||Canada||X||X||X||X||X||X||No mark|
|—||João da Costa||Brazil||DNS|
|Hermenegildo del Rosso||Argentina||DNS|
- "Athletics at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's Long Jump". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
- "Long Jump, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
- Official Report, p. 377.