Athletics at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

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Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the X Olympiad
Venue Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Dates July 31 (heats and semifinals)
August 1 (final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Bob Tisdall
 Ireland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Glenn Hardin
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Morgan Taylor
 United States
← 1928
1936 →

The men's 400 metres hurdles hurdling event at the 1932 Olympic Games took place on July 31 and August 1 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Four heats were held; the fastest three runners advanced to the semifinals round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Morgan Taylor  United States 55.8
2 Sten Pettersson  Sweden 56.1
3 Khristos Mantikas  Greece 56.4
4 Seiken Cho  Japan 56.5
5 Alfonso González  Mexico 56.7

Heat Two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Bob Tisdall  Ireland 54.8
2 Fritz Nottbrock  Germany 55.0
3 Glenn Hardin  United States 55.0
4 Sylvio Padilha  Brazil 55.1
- Tom Coulter  Canada DQ

Heat Three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Joe Healey  United States 54.2
2 André Adelheim  France 54.3
3 Kell Areskoug  Sweden 54.6
4 Evangelos Moiropoulos  Greece 55.2

Heat Four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Luigi Facelli  Italy 55.0
2 Lord Burghley  Great Britain 55.1
3 George Golding  Australia 55.2
4 Carlos dos Reis Filho  Brazil 55.8

Semifinals[edit]

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

Heat One

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Glenn Hardin  United States 52.8 OR
2 Morgan Taylor  United States 52.9
3 Lord Burghley  Great Britain 53.0
4 George Golding  Australia 53.1
5 Sten Pettersson  Sweden 53.5
6 Fritz Nottbrock  Germany 53.7

Heat Two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Bob Tisdall  Ireland 52.8 =OR
2 Kell Areskoug  Sweden 53.2
3 Luigi Facelli  Italy 53.2
4 Joe Healey  United States 53.2
5 André Adelheim  France 53.8
6 Khristos Mantikas  Greece

Final[edit]

Tisdall's time was rejected as a world record as he knocked over the last hurdle, as per the rules of the time; Hardin was therefore credited as world record holder, equalling his own time of 52.0.

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Bob Tisdall  Ireland 51.67
2nd, silver medalist(s) Glenn Hardin  United States 51.85 =WR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Morgan Taylor  United States 51.96
4 Lord Burghley  Great Britain 52.01
5 Luigi Facelli  Italy 53.0
6 Kell Areskoug  Sweden 54.6

Key: WR = world record; OR = Olympic record; =OR = tied Olympic record; DQ = disqualified

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