Athletics at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 3000 metres steeplechase

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Men's 3000 metres steeplechase
at the Games of the X Olympiad
Venue Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Dates August 1 and August 2
Competitors 15 from 8 nations
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 3000 Metres Steeplechase event at the 1932 Summer Olympics was actually 3460 metres, due to an error in lap counting - the runners did an extra lap of the track.[1]


Round One[edit]

The fastest five athletes in each of the two heats advanced to the Final Round.

Heat One

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Tom Evenson Great Britain 9:18.8 OR
2 Walter Pritchard United States 9:19.2
3 Verner Toivonen Finland 9:41.0
4 Giuseppe Lippi Italy 9:42.0
5 Nello Bartolini Italy 9:49.0
6 Roger Vigneron France 9:57.0
- Luis Oliva Argentina DNF

Heat Two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Volmari Iso-Hollo Finland 9:14.6 OR
2 Joe McCluskey United States 9:14.8
3 Glen Dawson United States 9:15.0
4 George Bailey Great Britain 9:16.0
5 Martti Matilainen Finland 9:43.0
6 Alfredo Furia Italy 10:11.0
- Harold Gallop Canada DNF
- Sonny Murphy Ireland DNF


Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Volmari Iso-Hollo Finland 10:33.4
2nd, silver medalist(s) Tom Evenson Great Britain 10:46.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Joe McCluskey United States 10:46.2
4 Martti Matilainen Finland 10:52.4
5 George Bailey Great Britain 10:53.2
6 Glen Dawson United States 10:58.0
7 Giuseppe Lippi Italy 11:04.0
8 Walter Pritchard United States 11:04.5
9 Verner Toivonen Finland 11:10.2
10 Nello Bartolini Italy 11:29.0


  1. ^ Lynch, Steven. "What was unusual about the 3000-metre steeplechase final at the 1932 Olympics?". Retrieved June 25, 2012. 

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