| Event type

Triple Jump, Men

Date 4 August 1932 — 14:30
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants16 from 12 countries
FormatFinal only.

Chuhei Nanbu had always been beaten by his countryman, Mikio Oda, the 1928 Olympic champion. But Oda was injured in Los Angeles and would place only 12th. Nanbu led round one with 15.07 (49-5½), but Sweden’s Eric Svensson moved ahead in the second round. Nanbu responded in round five with 15.72 (51-7) to get the gold medal. The third-ranked Japanese, Kenkichi Oshima, jumped 15.05 (49-4½) in round three which would give him the bronze medal, but he also improved in round six with 15.12 (49-7¼).

1Chuhei NanbuJPN15.7215.07 (NP)14.67 (NP)15.22 (NP)14.89 (NP)15.72 (NP)14.85 (NP)GoldWR
2Eric SvenssonSWE15.3214.21 (NP)15.32 (NP)x (NP)14.70 (NP)14.77 (NP)x (NP)Silver
3Kenkichi OshimaJPN15.12x (NP)x (NP)15.05 (NP)x (NP)14.85 (NP)15.12 (NP)Bronze
4Eamonn FitzgeraldIRL15.0114.89 (NP)15.01 (NP)
5Wim PetersNED14.93
6Sol FurthUSA14.88
7Sid BowmanUSA14.87
8Rolland RomeroUSA14.85
9Péter BácsalmásiHUN14.33
10Francesco TabaiITA14.29
11Onni RajasaariFIN14.20
12Mikio OdaJPN13.97
13Nikolaos PapanikolaouGRE13.92
14Mehar Chand DhawanIND13.66
15Salvador AlanísMEX13.28
ACJack PortlandCANNM