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United States at the 1936 Summer Olympics

United States at the Olympic Games

Flag of the United States
IOC code  USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
Website www.teamusa.org
At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin
Competitors 359 (313 men and 46 women) in 21 sports
Flag bearer Wally O'Connor
Medals
Rank: 2
Gold
24
Silver
20
Bronze
12
Total
56
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

The United States competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. The Americans were second in the medals table to Germany. 359 competitors, 313 men and 46 women, took part in 127 events in 21 sports.[1]

Contents

  • Medalists 1
    • Male Competitors 1.1
      • Athletics 1.1.1
    • Basketball 1.2
    • Boxing 1.3
    • Canoeing 1.4
    • Football (soccer) 1.5
    • Rowing 1.6
    • Women Competitors 1.7
      • Athletics 1.7.1
    • Swimming 1.8
  • Athletics 2
  • Basketball 3
  • Boxing 4
  • Canoeing 5
  • Cycling 6
  • Diving 7
  • Equestrian 8
  • Fencing 9
  • Football 10
  • Gymnastics 11
  • Handball 12
  • Hockey 13
  • Modern pentathlon 14
  • Rowing 15
  • Sailing 16
  • Shooting 17
  • Swimming 18
  • Water polo 19
  • Weightlifting 20
  • Wrestling 21
  • Art competitions 22
  • References 23

Medalists

Male Competitors

Athletics

Basketball

The men's basketball team won the gold medal. The players were as following.

Boxing

Canoeing

Football (soccer)

Results

  • U.S. 0-1 Italy

Roster

Rowing

The men's eight-man team won the gold medal. The team consisted of the following:

Women Competitors

Athletics

Swimming

  • Eleanor Holm was the favorite for the 100m backstroke, but after a drinking episode on the voyage over she was suspended by team leader Avery Brundage; she had swum in the 1928 and 1932 Olympics, winning gold in 1932.

Athletics

  • Louis Zamperini - long-distance runner competing on the 5000-meter event
  • Don Lash - long-distance runner competing on the 5000-meter and 10,000-meter events

Basketball

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

Six cyclists, all men, represented the United States in 1936.

Individual road race
Team road race
Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

Diving

Equestrian

Fencing

22 fencers, 19 men and 3 women, represented the United States in 1936.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

Football

Gymnastics

16 gymnasts, 8 men and 8 women, represented the United States in 1936.

Men's team
Women's team

Handball

Hockey

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented the United States in 1936.

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Six shooters represented the United States in 1936.

25 m rapid fire pistol
50 m pistol

Swimming

Water polo

Weightlifting

Wrestling

Art competitions

References

  1. ^ "United States at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
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