|Date||31 July 1932 — 13:00|
|Location||Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California|
|Participants||7 from 6 countries|
|Format||Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement.|
|Olympic Record (≤75 kg, 1-Hand Clean & Jerk)||95.0 / Carlo Galimberti ITA / 22 – 23 July 1924|
|Olympic Record (≤75 kg, 1-Hand Snatch)||82.5 WR / Alfred Neuland EST / 22 – 23 July 1924|
|Olympic Record (≤75 kg, Clean & Jerk)||135.0 / Franz Zinner GER / 28 – 29 July 1928|
|Olympic Record (≤75 kg, Military Press)||105.0 WR / Carlo Galimberti ITA / 28 – 29 July 1928|
|Olympic Record (≤75 kg, Pentathlon)||492.5 / Carlo Galimberti ITA / 22 – 23 July 1924|
|Olympic Record (≤75 kg, Snatch)||105.0 / Guus Scheffer NED / 28 – 29 July 1928|
|Olympic Record (≤75 kg, Triathlon)||335.0 / Carlo Galimberti ITA / 28 – 29 July 1928|
335.0 / Roger François FRA / 28 – 29 July 1928
There were seven entrants, with German Rudolf Ismayr slightly favored over Italy’s Carlo Galimberti. Ismayr had held the world record in 1931 and was the 1931 European Champion. Galimberti was the defending silver medalist from Amsterdam and had also been runner-up at the Europeans in 1930-31. In 1930 that title went to Kurt Helbig, who was the current world record holder and had won gold at Amsterdam in the lightweight class, but he did not compete at Los Angeles. Another medal contender was Austrian Karl Hipfinger, the 1929 European Champion.
Ismayr and Galimberti tied in the press with 102.5 kg, also equaled by Roger François (FRA). Ismayr moved 5.0 kg ahead after the snatch, with Galimberti second, and François in third. The best lift in the clean & jerk was by Hipfinger, which brought him the bronze medal. Ismayr remained in first to garner gold with Galimberti taking another silver medal. In 1936 at Berlin, Ismayr would win the silver medal.