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|