Athletics at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Men's 1500 metres
at the Games of the X Olympiad
Venue Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Dates August 3 and August 4
Competitors 24 from 14 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Luigi Beccali
 Italy
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jerry Cornes
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Phil Edwards
 Canada
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Athletics at the
1932 Summer Olympics
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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 1500 metres middle distance event at the 1932 Summer Olympics took place on August 3 and August 4 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Three heats were held; the fastest four runners from each heat advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Glenn Cunningham  United States 3:55.8
2 Jerry Cornes  Great Britain 4:01.0
3 Martti Luomanen  Finland 4:01.5
4 Phil Edwards  Canada 4:03.5
5 Hermenegildo del Rosso  Argentina 4:06.0
6 Christian Markersen  Denmark 4:06.5
7 Amilio Rodríguez  Mexico

Heat Two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jack Lovelock  New Zealand 3:58.0
2 Norwood Hallowell  United States 3:58.1
3 Eddie King  Canada 3:58.6
4 Harri Larva  Finland 3:58.8
5 Paul Martin  Switzerland 3:59.1
6 Folke Skoog  Sweden 3:59.6
7 Bill Barwick  Australia 4:03.5
- Armando Brea  Brazil DNF

Heat Three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Luigi Beccali  Italy 3:59.6
2 Eino Purje  Finland 3:59.7
3 Eric Ny  Sweden 3:59.9
4 Frank Crowley  United States 4:00.0
5 Les Wade  Canada 4:00.5
6 Pedro Ortíz  Mexico 4:18.0
- Nestor Gomes  Brazil DNF
- Reg Thomas  Great Britain DNF
- Otto Peltzer  Germany DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Luigi Beccali  Italy 3:51.2 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jerry Cornes  Great Britain 3:52.6
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Phil Edwards  Canada 3:52.8
4 Glenn Cunningham  United States 3:53.4
5 Eric Ny  Sweden 3:54.6
6 Norwood Hallowell  United States 3:55.0
7 Jack Lovelock  New Zealand 3:57.8
8 Frank Crowley  United States 3:58.1
9 Martti Luomanen  Finland 3:58.4
10 Harri Larva  Finland 3:58.4
- Eino Purje  Finland DNF
- Eddie King  Canada DNS

Key: OR = Olympic record; DNF = did not finish; DNS = did not start

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