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
1st, gold medalist(s) Eddie Tolan
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) George Simpson
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ralph Metcalfe
 United States
← 1928
1936 →

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.[1]

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
1st, gold medalist(s) Eddie Tolan  United States 21.12 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) George Simpson  United States 21.4
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 8 July 2017.