Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 3, 1932
Date Finished: August 3, 1932
Format: Final only.
At the US Olympic trials [Bill Graber] had broken the world record with 4.37 (14-4). He was favored but his teammates, [Bill Miller] â second at the trials, and [George Jefferson], were also highly considered. Graber cleared 4.15 (13-7Â¼), passed 4.20 (13-9Â¼), and could not get over 4.25 (13-11Â¼) and had to settled for fourth. Miller, Jefferson, and Japanâs [Shuhei Nishida] all cleared 4.20, Nishida missing once. At 4.25 and 4.30 (14-1Â¼), Miller had first-attempt clearances, but Nishida would not go away â making both heights on his third tries. Finally, at 4.315 (14-1Â¾), Miller secured the gold medal with a third-attempt clearance while Nishida could not get over the bar. Miller failed three times at the world record height of 4.40 (14-5Â¼). Nishida was a Los Angeles crowd favorite for his sportsmanship in congratulating Miller.
|1||Bill Miller||19||United States||USA||Gold||4.315||OR|
|3||George Jefferson||22||United States||USA||Bronze||4.200||=OR|
|4||Bill Graber||21||United States||USA||4.150|
|6||LÃºcio de Castro||21||Brazil||BRA||3.900|