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Athletics at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 2, 1932
Date Finished: August 3, 1932

Gold: USA George Saling
Silver: USA Percy Beard
Bronze: GBR Don Finlay


The two semi-finals were won by Americans [Jack Keller] and [George Saling]. Keller had tied the 110 hurdle world record of 14.4 at the Olympic Trials. But in his semi-final, Saling had also tied that world record. In the final, Keller got off to the fastest start but was caught at the fifth barrier by [Percy Beard] (USA). Beard hit the next hurdle and was passed by Saling who won pulling away.

Keller looked to have placed third originally. It was reported that way in the press and he was given the bronze medal, but film of the race was reviewed and revealed that [Don Finlay] (GBR) had actually finished third. When informed of this by the officials, Keller tracked down Finlay the next day in the quarters of the British team and presented him with the medal.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsFinalSemi-FinalsRound One

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 George Saling 23 United States USA Gold
2 Percy Beard 24 United States USA Silver
3 Don Finlay 23 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Jack Keller 20 United States USA
5 David, Lord Burghley 27 Great Britain GBR
AC Willi Welscher 25 Germany GER
4 h1 r2/3 Bunoo Sutton 23 India IND
4 h2 r2/3 Tatsuzo Fujita 24 Japan JPN
5 h1 r2/3 Bengt Sjöstedt 25 Finland FIN
5 h2 r2/3 Roly Harper 25 Great Britain GBR
AC h1 r2/3 Erwin Wegner 23 Germany GER
AC h2 r2/3 Khristos Mantikas Greece GRE
4 h1 r1/3 Sylvio Padilha 23 Brazil BRA
4 h3 r1/3 Art Ravensdale Canada CAN
4 h4 r1/3 Roberto Sánchez 22 Mexico MEX
5 h3 r1/3 Antônio Giusfredi 24 Brazil BRA
6 h3 r1/3 Federico Gamboa Mexico MEX