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
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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 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
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

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