Athletics at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

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Men's long jump
at the Games of the X Olympiad
Plaque Commemorating 1932 Olympics - Los Angeles Coliseum - Los Angeles, CA - USA (6933963721).jpg
Plaque commemorating the 1932 Olympics
VenueLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
DateAugust 2
Competitors12 from 9 nations
Winning distance7.64
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ed Gordon
 United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Lambert Redd
 United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Chuhei Nanbu
 Japan
← 1928
1936 →

The men's long jump event at the 1932 Olympic Games took place August 2.[1] Twelve athletes from 9 nations competed.[2] The 1930 Olympic Congress in Berlin had reduced the limit from 4 athletes per NOC to 3 athletes.[3] The event was won by Ed Gordon of the United States, the nation's third consecutive and eighth overall victory in the long jump.

Background[edit]

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).[2]

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.

Competition format[edit]

With a small field, the 1932 competition used a single round. All jumpers had six jumps.[2]

Records[edit]

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

(*) Robert LeGendre set the Olympic record in the 1924 pentathlon contest

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 2 August 1932 14:30 Final

Results[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Final
1 2 3 4 5 6 Result
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ed Gordon  United States 7.64 7.00 7.43 X X X 7.64
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Lambert Redd  United States X 7.60 X 7.39 X 7.49 7.60
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Chuhei Nambu  Japan 7.45 X X 7.32 7.39 X 7.45
4 Eric Svensson  Sweden 7.27 7.24 7.41 7.06 7.41
5 Dick Barber  United States ? ? ? ? ? ? 7.39
6 Naoto Tajima  Japan ? ? ? ? ? ? 7.15
7 Héctor Berra  Argentina ? ? ? ? ? ? 6.66
8 Clóvis Raposo  Brazil ? ? ? ? ? ? 6.43
9 Silvio Cator  Haiti ? ? ? ? ? ? 5.93
10 Esteban Crespo  Mexico ? ? ? ? ? ? 5.83
11 Erich Köchermann  Germany ? ? ? ? ? ? 5.75
12 Len Hutton  Canada X X X X X X No mark
João da Costa  Brazil DNS
Wolrad Eberle  Germany DNS
Kenkichi Oshima  Japan DNS
Nikolaos Papanikolaou  Greece DNS
Rafael Pérez  Cuba DNS
Onni Rajasaari  Finland DNS
Hermenegildo del Rosso  Argentina DNS
Hans-Heinrich Sievert  Germany DNS
József Szabó  Hungary DNS
Carlos Woebcken  Brazil DNS

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ a b c "Long Jump, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  3. ^ Official Report, p. 377.