United States at the 1936 Summer Olympics

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United States at the
1936 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg
IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in Berlin
Competitors359 (313 men and 46 women) in 21 sports
Flag bearerWally O'Connor
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
24
Silver
20
Bronze
12
Total
56
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The United States competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. The Americans were second in the medals table to Germany. 359 competitors, 313 men and 46 women, took part in 127 events in 21 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Male Competitors[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Basketball[edit]

The men's basketball team won the gold medal. The players were as following.

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Results

  • U.S. 0-1 Italy

Roster

Rowing[edit]

The men's eight-man team won the gold medal. The team consisted of the following:

Women Competitors[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Swimming[edit]

  • Eleanor Holm was the favorite for the 100m backstroke, but she was suspended by Avery Brundage over “a drinking episode”. She had swum in the 1928 and 1932 Olympics, winning gold in 1932. Brundage was one of the most controversial figures in the US Olympic history, known for his racist and sexist remarks and actions and also for appeasing dictatorships, such as Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

Athletics[edit]

  • Louis Zamperini - long-distance runner competing on the 5000-meter event
  • Don Lash - long-distance runner competing on the 5000-meter and 10,000-meter events
  • Ellison Brown - Marathon runner

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Six cyclists represented the United States in 1936.

Individual road race
Team road race
Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

Diving[edit]

Equestrian[edit]

Fencing[edit]

22 fencers represented the United States in 1936.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

Football[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

16 gymnasts, 8 men and 8 women, represented the United States in 1936.

Men's team
Women's team

Handball[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three pentathletes represented the United States in 1936.

Rowing[edit]

The United States had 26 rowers participate in all seven rowing events in 1936.[2]

Men's single sculls
Men's double sculls
Men's coxless pair
Men's coxed pair
Men's coxless four
Men's coxed four
Men's eight

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Six shooters represented the United States in 1936.

25 m rapid fire pistol
50 m pistol

Swimming[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Art competitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "United States Rowing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 March 2018.