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Rowing at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Date Started: August 9, 1932
Date Finished: August 13, 1932
Events: 7

Participants: 152 (152 men and 0 women) from 13 countries
Youngest Participant: ITA Giovanni Scher (16 years, 295 days)
Oldest Participant: BRA Francisco de Bricio (41 years, 363 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 4 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (4 medals)


Rowing at the 1932 Summer Olympics took place at the [Long Beach Marine Stadium] in Long Beach, California. The 1932 program remained that same as it had been in 1924 and 1928 and would continue to be until 1976, when the program was expanded to include women. As usual the United States came out on top of the medal table, bolstered by its status as the host nation, and captured four medals, three of them gold. The only other nation to earn multiple gold medals was Great Britain, who won the coxless pairs and coxless fours. Due to the Great Depression, far fewer nations entered the rowing tournament than in 1928, but one, Uruguay, not only managed to make its first appearance, but also won a bronze medal in the single sculls with its lone entrant, [Guillermo Douglas], who was also the country’s first individual Olympic medalist. A notable victor was Australia’s [Bobby Pearce], who became the first person to defend an Olympic single sculls title. [Hugh Edwards], as a member of both of Great Britain’s gold medal crews, was a double Olympic champion, while Poland’s coxed pairs crew ([Jerzy Braun], [Jerzy Skolimowski], and [Janusz Ślązak]), were also members of the coxed fours lineup that took bronze.