Great Britain at the 1932 Summer Olympics

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Great Britain at the
1932 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
IOC code GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
in Los Angeles
Competitors 108 in 10 sports
Flag bearer Lord Burghley
Ranked 8th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
4 7 5 16
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland competed as Great Britain at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, United States. British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. 108 competitors, 90 men and 18 women, took part in 50 events in 10 sports.[1] British athletes won four gold medals (up from three in 1928), and sixteen medals overall, finishing eighth.


Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Hampson, TommyTommy Hampson Athletics Men's 800 m 2 August
 Gold Green, TommyTommy Green Athletics Men's 50 km walk 3 August
 Gold Clive, LewisLewis Clive, Hugh Edwards Rowing Men's coxless pair 13 August
 Gold Badcock, JohnJohn Badcock, Jack Beresford,
Hugh Edwards, Rowland George
Rowing Men's coxless four 13 August
 Silver Cornes, JerryJerry Cornes Athletics Men's 1500 m 4 August
 Silver Evenson, TomTom Evenson Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase 2 August
 Silver Burghley, DavidDavid Burghley, Tommy Hampson,
Godfrey Rampling, Crew Stoneley
Athletics Men's 4 × 400 m relay 2 August
 Silver Ferris, SamSam Ferris Athletics Men's marathon 7 August
 Silver Chambers, ErnestErnest Chambers, Stanley Chambers Cycling Men's tandem 3 August
 Silver Guinness, JudyJudy Guinness Fencing Women's foil 4 August
 Silver Colin Ratsey, GeorgeGeorge Colin Ratsey, Peter Jaffe Sailing Star class 12 August
 Bronze Finlay, DonDon Finlay Athletics Men's 110 m hurdles 3 August
 Bronze Halstead, NellieNellie Halstead, Eileen Hiscock,
Gwendoline Porter, Violet Webb
Athletics Women's 4 × 100 m relay 7 August
 Bronze Harvell, WilliamWilliam Harvell, Charles Holland,
Ernest Johnson, Frank Southall
Cycling Men's team pursuit 2 August
 Bronze Davies, ValerieValerie Davies Swimming Women's 100 m backstroke 11 August
 Bronze Cooper, JoyceJoyce Cooper, Valerie Davies,
Edna Hughes, Helen Varcoe
Swimming Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay 12 August




Seven cyclists, all men, represented Great Britain in 1932.

Individual road race
Team road race
Time trial
Team pursuit


Three fencers, one man and two women, represented Great Britain in 1932.

Men's foil
Women's foil

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1932.





Art competitions[edit]


  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games". Archived from the original on 22 September 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2010.