Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: July 30, 1932
Date Finished: July 30, 1932
Format: Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement.
There were only four entrants with Frenchman [Louis Hostin] favored. Hostin had won silver at the 1930 European Championships and at the 1928 Olympics. The 1931 European Champion was Egypt's [Hussein Moukhtar] but he did not compete in Los Angeles. Hostin's only competition was Denmark's [Svend Olsen], bronze medalist at the 1931 Europeans. Hostin and Olsen tied in the press with 102.5 kg and both also lifted 150.0 kg in the clean & jerk, but Hostin won the gold medal with his snatch of 112.5 kg, which bettered Olsen by 5.0 kg. The other two lifters were Americans, with [Henry Duey] taking the bronze medal over [Bill Good].