Sporting Highlights for 1932
Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1932. It was the year of the Olympics and the Summer Games was held in Los Angeles, United States and the Winter Games was held in New York, United States. The hosting nation dominated the summer games winning a total of 103 medals which included 41 gold medals. Though the winter games was not a stronghold of the hosting nation United States, they put on a great show and came out on top with 12 total medals.
In men's tennis, Ellsworth Vines had an extremely successful year. He won the Wimbledon for his second career grand slam title and followed it up by defending his US Open win from the previous year for his third slam title. That was however the last slam win for Vines who finished his career with three slam wins. Henri Coche won the French Open for the fourth time, and for his seventh and final grand slam title.
In women's tennis, Joan Hartigan Bathurst, Margaret Scriven Vivian, Helen Wills Moody, and Helen Jacobs, won the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open respectively. Though all players finished their careers with multiple slam titles, Helen's feat of 19 grand slam wins has her placed fourth on the list of all-time slam winners even today.
Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1932.
|Jan||Tennis Australia Open won by Jack Crawford and Coral Buttsworth|
|Feb 14 - 15||Winter Olympic Games were held in Lake Placid, USA|
|May||Tennis French Open won by Henri Cochet and Helen Moody|
|June||Golf US Open won by Gene Sarazen|
|July||the Cycling Tour de France won by André Leducq|
|July||Tennis Wimbledon won by Ellsworth Vines and Helen Moody|
|July||Golf The Open Championship won by Gene Sarazen|
|July 30 - Aug 14||Summer Olympic Games were held in Los Angeles, USA|
|Aug||Golf US PGA won by Olin Dutra|
|Sep||Tennis US National Championship won by Ellsworth Vines and Helen Jacobs|
|Oct||The Baseball World Series won by New York Yankees|
Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.
If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.
- Timeline (all years) in the world of sport
- For future sporting events, see the Calendar of Major Sporting Events
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