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Shot Put, Men

Date31 July 1932 — 14:30
StatusOlympic
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants15 from 10 countries
FormatFinal only.

Leo Sexton led the 1932 world lists with 1928 silver medalist, Herman Brix, but Brix did not make the US Olympic team in 1932. In the Olympic final, Harlow Rothert led in the first two rounds, with of 15.670 (51-5) and 15.675 (51-5¼). Sexton took the lead in round three with 15.77 (51-9) and he improved in the final round to the winning mark of 16.005 (52-6 3/16). A few weeks later Sexton broke the world record with 16.16 (53-0¼), but in September 1932, František Douda, the bronze medalist, broke that record with 16.20 (53-1¾).

The results in the 1932 Official Report for places 7-14 are almost certainly wrong. Only final results are given in that book, with no series listed. The only 1932 source that gives a complete series for the shot put is the Finnish report, Olympialaiskisat Los Angelesissa 1932. It lists the results as we have given here, several of which are confirmed by several other 1932 newspaper reports, mainly concerning the Finnish putter, Kalle Järvinen. It appears that whoever transcribed the official results for the 1932 Official Report transposed the marks in the third round (for places 7-14 at least) into the column for the final results. The 1932 Official Report lists places 7-14 (in Imperial measure) as follows: 7) József Darányi (HUN) 48-1½ (14.67); 8) Jules Noël (FRA) 47-8 (14.53); 9) Zygmunt Heljasz (POL) 47-6⅜ (14.49); 10) Harry Hart (RSA) 46-7⅝ (14.22); 11) Clement Duhour (FRA) 45-9½ (13.96); 12) Kalle Järvinen (FIN) 45-7½ (13.91); 13) Paul Winter (FRA) 43-1¼ (13.14); 14) Pedro Elsa (ARG) 36-9¼ (11.21).

PosNrAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
1Leo SextonUSA16.00515.600 (3)15.560 (3)15.720 (1)15.940 (1)15.480 (1)16.005 (NP)GoldOR
2Harlow RothertUSA15.67515.670 (1)15.675 (1)15.430 (2)14.990 (2)x (2)x (NP)Silver
3František DoudaTCH15.61015.610 (2)15.240 (2)14.490 (3)15.050 (3)15.220 (3)15.330 (NP)Bronze
4Emil HirschfeldGER15.56015.210 (5)15.360 (5)15.020 (5)15.380 (5)15.540 (4)15.560 (NP)
5Nelson GrayUSA15.46015.460 (4)14.900 (4)14.840 (4)13.740 (4)x (5)x (NP)
6Hans-Heinrich SievertGER15.07013.870 (9)14.990 (6)14.750 (6)15.070 (6)x (6)x (NP)
7Zygmunt HeljaszPOL14.80013.800 (10)14.800 (7)14.490 (7)1
8József DarányiHUN14.68014.580 (6)14.680 (8)14.670 (8)2
9Kalle JärvinenFIN14.63013.800 (11)14.630 (9)13.910 (9)3
10Jules NoëlFRA14.53014.370 (8)13.910 (11)14.530 (10)4
11Harry HartRSA14.47014.470 (7)x (10)14.220 (11)5
12Clément DuhourFRA13.960x (NP)12.310 (13)13.960 (12)6
13Paul WinterFRA13.14012.570 (12)12.600 (12)13.140 (13)
14Pedro ElsaARG11.77011.770 (13)x (14)11.210 (14)7
ACAntônio LyraBRAx (NP)x (NP)x (NP)NM
DNSGeorgios TheodoratosGRE
DNSEmil JanauschAUT
DNSCarmine GiorgiBRA
DNSPat O'CallaghanIRL
DNSJesús AguirreMEX