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High Jump, Men

Date31 July 1932 — 14:30
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants14 from 10 countries
FormatFinal only.

The favorite was US jumper George Spitz, who had broken the indoor world record with 2.04 (6-8¼) and had five jumps over 2 metres in 1932. But he had injured his ankle and would place only ninth. Four jumpers tied at 1.97 (6-5½), requiring a jump-off that started at 2.007 (6-7). All failed at that height and again at 1.99 (6-6¼), but Duncan McNaughton won the gold medal with a first jump clearance at 1.97 (6-5½). This was the first time a non-American won the high jump gold medal.

PosNrAthleteNOCHeight1.90 m1.94 m1.97 m2.00 m
1Duncan McNaughtonCAN1.97xooxxoxxxGold1
2Bob Van OsdelUSA1.97xoxooxxxSilver2
3Simeon ToribioPHI1.97oxxoxxoxxxBronze3
4Corny JohnsonUSA1.97oxoxoxxx4
5Ilmari ReinikkaFIN1.94xoxoxxx5
6Kazuo KimuraJPN1.946
=7Misao OnoJPN1.90
=7Jerzy PławczykPOL1.90
=9Jack PortlandCAN1.85
=9Claude MénardFRA1.85
=9George SpitzUSA1.85
=9Birger HaugNOR1.85
=9Angelo TommasiITA1.85
14Paul RiesenSUI1.80
DNSNelson LorenziBRA
DNSRafael PérezCUB
DNSCarlos WoebckenBRA
DNSLúcio de CastroBRA
DNSNikolaos PapanikolaouGRE