Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 4, 1932
Date Finished: August 4, 1932
Format: Final only.
Chuhei Nanbu had always been beaten by his countryman, Mikio Oda, the 1928 Olympic champion. But Oda was injured in Los Angeles and would place only 12th. Nanbu led round one with 15.07 (49-5½), but Sweden’s Eric Svensson moved ahead in the second round. Nanbu responded in round five with 15.72 (51-7) to get the gold medal. The third-ranked Japanese, Kenkichi Oshima, jumped 15.05 (49-4½) in round three which would give him the bronze medal, but he also improved in round six with 15.12 (49-7¼).
|6||Sol Furth||25||United States||USA||14.88|
|7||Sid Bowman||25||United States||USA||14.87|
|8||Rolland Romero||17||United States||USA||14.85|
|14||Mehar Chand Dhawan||India||IND||13.66|