Athletics at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the X Olympiad
Venue Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Dates August 1 and August 2
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 800 metres middle distance event at the 1932 Summer Olympics took place on August 1 and August 2 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Three heats were held; the fastest three runners advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Eddie Genung United States 1:54.8
2 Phil Edwards Canada 1:55.1
3 Jack Powell Great Britain 1:55.6
4 Cyril Evans New Zealand 1:56.6
5 Paul Martin Switzerland 1:58.4
6 Nestor Gomes Brazil 2:00.5
- Jean Keller France DNF

Heat Two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Chuck Hornbostel United States 1:52.4
2 Alex Wilson Canada 1:52.5
3 Otto Peltzer Germany 1:53.6
4 Hjalle Johannesen Norway 1:54.3
5 Hermenegildo del Rosso Argentina 1:54.9
6 René Morel France 1:55.2
7 José Lucílo Iturbe Mexico 1:55.6

Heat Three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Tommy Hampson Great Britain 1:53.0
2 Séra Martin France 1:53.2
3 Edwin Turner United States 1:54.0
4 Eddie King Canada 1:54.4
5 Max Danz Germany 1:58.9
6 Domingos Puglisi Brazil 1:59.4
- Miguel Vasconcelos Mexico 2:00.0

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Tommy Hampson Great Britain 1:49.7 WR
2 Alex Wilson Canada 1:49.9
3 Phil Edwards Canada 1:51.5
4 Eddie Genung United States 1:51.7
5 Edwin Turner United States 1:52.5
6 Chuck Hornbostel United States 1:52.7
7 Jack Powell Great Britain 1:53.0
8 Séra Martin France 1:53.6
9 Otto Peltzer Germany 1:55.0

Key: WR = world record; DNF = did not finish

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