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Athletics at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's High Jump

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: July 31, 1932
Date Finished: July 31, 1932
Format: Final only.

Gold: CAN Duncan McNaughton
Silver: USA Bob Van Osdel
Bronze: PHI Simeon Toribio

Summary

The favorite was US jumper George Spitz, who had broken the indoor world record with 2.04 (6-8¼) and had five jumps over 2 metres in 1932. But he had injured his ankle and would place only ninth. Four jumpers tied at 1.97 (6-5½), requiring a jump-off that started at 2.007 (6-7). All failed at that height and again at 1.99 (6-6¼), but Duncan McNaughton won the gold medal with a first jump clearance at 1.97 (6-5½). This was the first time a non-American won the high jump gold medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal H
1 Duncan McNaughton 21 Canada CAN Gold 1.97
2 Bob Van Osdel 22 United States USA Silver 1.97
3 Simeon Toribio 26 Philippines PHI Bronze 1.97
4 Corny Johnson 18 United States USA 1.97
5 Ilmari Reinikka 25 Finland FIN 1.94
6 Kazuo Kimura 23 Japan JPN 1.94
7T Misao Ono 24 Japan JPN 1.90
7T Jerzy Pławczyk 21 Poland POL 1.90
9T Jack Portland 20 Canada CAN 1.85
9T Claude Ménard 25 France FRA 1.85
9T George Spitz 20 United States USA 1.85
9T Birger Haug 23 Norway NOR 1.85
9T Angelo Tommasi 20 Italy ITA 1.85
14 Paul Riesen 25 Switzerland SUI 1.80