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Athletics at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Hammer Throw

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 1, 1932
Date Finished: August 1, 1932
Format: Final only.

Gold: IRL Pat O'Callaghan
Silver: FIN Ville Pörhölä
Bronze: USA Pete Zaremba

Summary

Ville Pörhölä had won the shot put gold medal in 1920 but had now turned to the hammer throw. With defending champion Pat O’Callaghan, he was co-favorite as they led the world lists in 1932. Pörhölä led early in Los Angeles, with 51.27 (168-2½) in round one and his best throw, 52.27 (171-6), in round two. O’Callaghan was second after the second round with 52.21 (171-3½). But he came thru in the final round with 53.92 (176-11) to defend his gold medal in the event.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D
1 Pat O'Callaghan 26 Ireland IRL Gold 53.92
2 Ville Pörhölä 34 Finland FIN Silver 52.27
3 Pete Zaremba 23 United States USA Bronze 50.33
4 Ossian Skiöld 43 Sweden SWE 49.25
5 Grant McDougall 21 United States USA 49.12
6 Federico Kleger 29 Argentina ARG 48.33
7 Gunnar Jansson 34 Sweden SWE 47.79
8 Armando Poggioli 44 Italy ITA 46.90
9 Fernando Vandelli 25 Italy ITA 45.16
10 Yuji Nagao 25 Japan JPN 43.41
11 Francisco Dávila Mexico MEX 41.61
12 Masayoshi Ochiai 22 Japan JPN 41.00
13 Carmine Giorgi 21 Brazil BRA 36.45
AC Frank Connor 23 United States USA NM