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.
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.
|3||Pete Zaremba||23||United States||USA||Bronze||50.33|
|5||Grant McDougall||21||United States||USA||49.12|
|AC||Frank Connor||23||United States||USA||NM|