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Athletics at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Triple Jump

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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.

Gold: JPN Chuhei Nanbu
Silver: SWE Eric Svensson
Bronze: JPN Kenkichi Oshima

Summary

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).

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D
1 Chuhei Nanbu 28 Japan JPN Gold 15.72 WR
2 Eric Svensson 28 Sweden SWE Silver 15.32
3 Kenkichi Oshima 23 Japan JPN Bronze 15.12
4 Eamonn Fitzgerald Ireland IRL 15.01
5 Wim Peters 29 Netherlands NED 14.93
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
9 Péter Bácsalmási 23 Hungary HUN 14.33
10 Francesco Tabai 24 Italy ITA 14.29
11 Onni Rajasaari 22 Finland FIN 14.20
12 Mikio Oda 27 Japan JPN 13.97
13 Nikolaos Papanikolaou 21 Greece GRE 13.92
14 Mehar Chand Dhawan India IND 13.66
15 Salvador Alanís 19 Mexico MEX 13.28
AC Jack Portland 20 Canada CAN NM