Athletics at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

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Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the X Olympiad
Venue Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Dates August 2 (heats and quarterfinals)
August 3 (semifinals and final)
Competitors 25 from 13 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1928 1936»
Athletics at the
1932 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m steeple men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 200 metres sprint event at the 1932 Summer Olympics took place on August 2 and August 3 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Seven heats were held; the fastest three runners advanced to the Quarterfinal Round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Erich Borchmeyer Germany 22.1
2 Takayoshi Yoshioka Japan 22.3
3 Stanley Engelhart Great Britain

Heat Two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Willie Walters South Africa 21.9
2 Eddie Tolan United States 22.0
3 Stanley Fuller Great Britain 22.4
4 Enrique Sánchez Mexico 22.8

Heat Three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Harold Wright Canada 22.8
2 Ralph Metcalfe United States 22.9
3 Stuart Black New Zealand 23.1
4 Liu Changchun Taiwan China 23.4

Heat Four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Itaro Nakajima Japan 22.2
2 Fritz Hendrix Germany 22.9

Heat Five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Roberto Genta Argentina 25.3
2 Chris Berger Netherlands 26.1
3 George Simpson United States 29.0

Heat Six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Arthur Jonath Germany 21.9
2 Allan Elliot New Zealand 22.2
3 Carlos Bianchi Argentina 22.3
4 Andrej Engel Czechoslovakia 22.3
5 Everardo Múzquiz Mexico 23.0

Heat Seven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Bert Pearson Canada 22.3
2 Danie Joubert South Africa 22.3
3 Teiichi Nishi Japan 22.4
4 Ronald Vernieux India 22.8

Quarterfinals[edit]

Four heats were held; the three fastest runners in each heat advanced to the Semifinal Round.

Heat One

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Ralph Metcalfe United States 21.5 OR
2 Willie Walters South Africa 21.5
3 Erich Borchmeyer Germany 21.6
4 Itaro Nakajima Japan 21.9
5 Chris Berger Netherlands 22.0

Heat Two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Eddie Tolan United States 21.5 =OR
2 Bert Pearson Canada 21.7
3 Roberto Genta Argentina 21.8
4 Fritz Hendrix Germany 21.9
5 Stanley Fuller Great Britain 22.0

Heat Three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Carlos Bianchi Argentina 21.4 OR
2 George Simpson United States 21.5
3 Danie Joubert South Africa 21.7
4 Takayoshi Yoshioka Japan 21.8
5 Stuart Black New Zealand 22.0

Heat Four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Arthur Jonath Germany 21.4
2 Harold Wright Canada 21.7
3 Allan Elliot New Zealand 21.8
4 Stanley Engelhart Great Britain 21.9
5 Teiichi Nishi Japan 22.1

Semifinals[edit]

Two heats were held; the fastest three runners advanced to the Final Round.

Heat One

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Ralph Metcalfe United States 21.5
2 George Simpson United States 21.5
3 Carlos Bianchi Argentina 21.6
4 Danie Joubert South Africa 21.7
5 Erich Borchmeyer Germany 21.8
6 Bert Pearson Canada 21.9

Heat Two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Arthur Jonath Germany 21.5
2 Willie Walters South Africa 21.7
3 Eddie Tolan United States 21.7
4 Harold Wright Canada 21.8
5 Allan Elliot New Zealand 21.9
6 Roberto Genta Argentina 22.0

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Eddie Tolan United States 21.12 OR
2 George Simpson United States 21.4
3 Ralph Metcalfe United States 21.5
4 Arthur Jonath Germany 21.5
5 Carlos Bianchi Argentina 21.6
6 Willie Walters South Africa 21.9

Key: OR = Olympic record

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