United States at the
1932 Winter Olympics
IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in Lake Placid
Competitors64 (58 men, 6 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearerBilly Fiske (bobsleigh)
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
6
Silver
4
Bronze
2
Total
12
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

The United States of America (USA) was the host nation for the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.

Medalists

Further information: 1932 Winter Olympics medal table

The following U.S. competitors won medals at the games. In the by discipline sections below, medalists' names are bolded.

Bobsleigh

Main article: Bobsleigh at the 1932 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
John Heaton
Robert Minton
Two-man 2:15.02 4 2:07.51 3 2:04.29 3 2:02.33 3 8:29.15 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Hubert Stevens
Curtis Stevens
2:13.10 3 2:04.27 1 1:59.69 1 1:57.68 1 8:14.74 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Billy Fiske
Eddie Eagan
Clifford Grey
Jay O'Brien
Four-man 2:00.52 1 1:59.16 1 1:57.41 1 1:56.59 2 7:53.68 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Henry Homburger
Percy Bryant
Francis Stevens
Edmund Horton
2:01.77 2 2:01.09 2 1:58.56 3 1:54.28 1 7:55.70 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1932 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Time Rank
Erling Andersen 18 km 1:58:13 42
Rolf Monsen 1:42:36 33
Richard Parsons 1:40:08 28
Olle Zetterstrom 1:38:26 23
Nils Backstrom 50 km 5:25:40 19
Nort Billings DNF
Richard Parsons 5:13:59 15
Robert Reid 5:26:06 20

Figure skating

Main article: Figure skating at the 1932 Winter Olympics

Men

Athlete Event CF FS Total
Rank Rank Places Points Rank
Gail Borden Singles 7 9 54 2110.8 8
James Madden 8 7 52 2049.6 7
William Nagle 12 10 77 1884.8 11
Roger Turner 5 6 40 2297.6 6

Women

Athlete Event CF FS Total
Rank Rank Places Points Rank
Margaret Bennett Singles 12 8 75 1826.8 11
Suzanne Davis 10 14 83 1780.4 12
Maribel Vinson 3 3 23 2158.8 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Louise Weigel 14 13 92 1769.4 14

Mixed

Athlete Event Points Score Rank
Beatrix Loughran
Sherwin Badger
Pairs 16 77.5 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Gertrude Meredith
Joseph Savage
49 59.8 7

Ice hockey

Main article: Ice hockey at the 1932 Winter Olympics

Summary

Team Event Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
United States men Men's tournament  Canada
L 1–2 OT
 Poland
W 4–1
 Germany
W 7–0
 Poland
W 5–0
 Germany
W 8–0
 Canada
T 2–2 OT
2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Roster

Osborne Anderson
Johnny Bent
John Chase
John Cookman
Douglas Everett
Franklin Farrel
Joseph Fitzgerald
Edwin Frazier
John Garrison
Gerard Hallock
Robert Livingston
Francis Nelson
Winthrop Palmer
Gordon Smith

Tournament

Team GP W L T GF GA
 Canada 6 5 0 1 32 4
 United States 6 4 1 1 27 5
 Germany 6 2 4 0 7 26
 Poland 6 0 6 0 3 34
4 Feb  United States 1:2 OT
(0:0,0:1,1:0,0:0,0:1)
 Canada
5 Feb  United States 4:1
(1:0,2:0,1:1)
 Poland
7 Feb  United States 7:0
(3:0,2:0,2:0)
 Germany
8 Feb  United States 5:0
(1:0,1:0,3:0)
 Poland
10 Feb  United States 8:0
(2:0,2:0,4:0)
 Germany
13 Feb  United States 2:2 OT
(1:1,1:0,0:1,0:0,0:0,0:0)
 Canada

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1932 Winter Olympics

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the 18 km race of cross-country skiing. Those results can be found above in this article in the cross-country skiing section. Some athletes (but not all) entered in both the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined event, their time on the 18 km was used for both events.

The ski jumping (normal hill) event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below.

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski Jumping Total
Time Points Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Points Rank
Edward Blood Individual 1:41:58 170.25 51.5 46.0 191.2 361.45 14
Lloyd Ellingson 1:44:14 160.50 45.0 56.0 193.7 354.20 16
John Ericksen 1:54:58 115.50 49.5 54.0 200.8 316.30 25
Rolf Monsen 1:42:36 167.40 54.0 52.0 201.9 369.30 9

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1932 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Peder Falstad Normal hill 56.0 96.1 18 62.5 103.4 12 199.5 13
Roy Mikkelsen 53.0 52.0 (fall) 31 DNF
Caspar Oimoen 63.0 104.7 7 67.5 112.0 2 216.7 5
John Steele 55.0 98.0 14 56.0 97.6 16 195.6 15

Speed skating

Main article: Speed skating at the 1932 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Heat Final
Rank
Time
Rank
Time
John Farrell 500 m 2 Q 6
Ray Murray 3 Did not advance
Allan Potts 3 Did not advance
Jack Shea 2 Q 1st place, gold medalist(s)
43.4 OR
Lloyd Guenther 1500 m 6 Did not advance
Ray Murray 1 Q
2:29.9
5
Jack Shea 1 Q
2:58.0
1st place, gold medalist(s)
2:57.5
Herb Taylor 1 Q
2:49.3
6
Irving Jaffee 5000 m 1 Q
9:52.0
1st place, gold medalist(s)
9:40.8
Eddie Murphy 2 Q 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Carl Springer 6 Did not advance
Herb Taylor 2 Q 4
Valentine Bialas 10,000 m 3 Q 5
Irving Jaffee 1 Q
18:05.4
1st place, gold medalist(s)
19:13.6
Edwin Wedge 4 Q 4
Eddie Schroeder 4 Q 8

References

  • (ed.) George Lattimer (1932). Official Report III Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1932 (PDF). III Olympic Winter Games Committee. Retrieved 2008-06-10. ((cite book)): |author= has generic name (help)
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
  • Olympic Winter Games 1932, full results by sports-reference.com