Australia at the 1932 Summer Olympics

Australia competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. Due to the Great Depression, Australia could only afford to send 13 athletes to the Games.[1]

Australia at the
1932 Summer Olympics
IOC codeAUS
NOCAustralian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympics.com.au
in Los Angeles
Competitors13 (9 men, 4 women) in six sports
Flag bearerAndrew Charlton
Medals
Ranked 10th
Gold
3
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Australasia (1908–1912)

An innovation was the daily one-hour radio report on the Olympics for New Zealand and Australia by the film actress from New Zealand, Nola Luxford.

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
  • NP = Not placed
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
George Golding 400 m 49.0 3 Q 48.6 3 Q 48.0 3 Q 48.8 6
400 m hurdles 55.2 3 Q N/A 53.1 4 Did not advance
Bill Barwick 1500 m 4:03.5 7 N/A Did not advance
Alex Hillhouse 5000 m 15:14.0 6 Q N/A 15:15.0 10
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Eileen Wearne 100 m 12.5 4 Did not advance

Cycling

Track cycling

Ranks given are within the heat.

Cyclist Event First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Dunc Gray Sprint 13.2 1 Q 12.9 1 Q 2 4
Time trial N/A 1:13.0 OR

Rowing

Rower Event First round Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Bobby Pearce Single sculls 7:27.0 1 Q 7:44.4

Swimming

Men

Ranks given are within the heat.

Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Noel Ryan 100 m freestyle 1:02.9 4 Did not advance
Boy Charlton 400 m freestyle 4:59.8 1 Q 5:02.1 3 Q 4:58.6 6
Noel Ryan 5:01.9 1 Q 4:59.7 5 Did not advance
Boy Charlton 1500 m freestyle 20:09.5 3 Q 19:53.1 4 Did not advance
Noel Ryan 20:12.6 2 Q 19:52.5 3 Q 19:45.1 4
Women

Ranks given are within the heat.

Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Frances Bult 100 m freestyle 1:11.4 3 q 1:10.2 2 Q 1:09.9 5
400 m freestyle 6:03.0 3 Did not advance
Bonnie Mealing 100 m backstroke 1:21.6 2 Q N/A 1:21.3
Clare Dennis 200 m breaststroke 3:08.2 1 Q OR N/A 3:06.3 OR

Wrestling

Freestyle wrestling
Men's
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Eddie Scarf Light heavyweight  Madison (CAN)
W
 Sjöstedt (SWE)
L
 Mehringer (USA)
L

Art competitions

James Quinn competed in the mixed paintings category.

References

  1. "Australia at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 7 July 2014.


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