Athletics at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the X Olympiad
Venue Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Dates August 1 and August 2
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tommy Hampson
 Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Alex Wilson
 Canada
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 800 metres middle distance event at the 1932 Summer Olympics took place on August 1 and August 2 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

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

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Eddie Genung  United States 1:54.8
2 Phil Edwards  Canada 1:55.1
3 Jack Powell  Great Britain 1:55.6
4 Cyril Evans  New Zealand 1:56.6
5 Paul Martin  Switzerland 1:58.4
6 Nestor Gomes  Brazil 2:00.5
- Jean Keller  France DNF

Heat Two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Chuck Hornbostel  United States 1:52.4
2 Alex Wilson  Canada 1:52.5
3 Otto Peltzer  Germany 1:53.6
4 Hjalle Johannesen  Norway 1:54.3
5 Hermenegildo del Rosso  Argentina 1:54.9
6 René Morel  France 1:55.2
7 José Lucílo Iturbe  Mexico 1:55.6

Heat Three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Tommy Hampson  Great Britain 1:53.0
2 Séra Martin  France 1:53.2
3 Edwin Turner  United States 1:54.0
4 Eddie King  Canada 1:54.4
5 Max Danz  Germany 1:58.9
6 Domingos Puglisi  Brazil 1:59.4
- Miguel Vasconcelos  Mexico 2:00.0

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Tommy Hampson  Great Britain 1:49.7 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Alex Wilson  Canada 1:49.9
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Phil Edwards  Canada 1:51.5
4 Eddie Genung  United States 1:51.7
5 Edwin Turner  United States 1:52.5
6 Chuck Hornbostel  United States 1:52.7
7 Jack Powell  Great Britain 1:53.0
8 Séra Martin  France 1:53.6
9 Otto Peltzer  Germany 1:55.0

Key: WR = world record; DNF = did not finish

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