Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): State Armory of the 160th Infantry, Olympic Park, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 5, 1932
Date Finished: August 7, 1932
Italy had won the 1931 World Championship and they were co-favorites with France. They had also been 1-2 at the 1928 Olympics, with Italy winning. Both teams easily made it to the final, where they were joined by the United States and Belgium, the 1930 World Champions. France finally decided the gold medal by defeating Italy, 9-7. The bronze medal came down to the USA-Belgium match, with the United States winning handily, 8Â½-2Â½. Italy would return in 1936 to win the gold medal in this event and Italy and France would completely dominate this event in the coming years, winning all the World Championships through 1958 and all the Olympic gold medals through 1960.