The men's 200 metre breaststroke was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the sixth appearance of the event, which was established in 1908. The competition was held from Thursday August 11, 1932 to Saturday August 13, 1932.
Eighteen swimmers from eleven nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1932 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||2:44.0||Leonard Spence||New Haven (USA)||April 1, 1932|
|Olympic Record||2:48.8||Yoshiyuki Tsuruta||Amsterdam (NED)||August 8, 1928|
Thursday August 11, 1932: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced to the final.
|1||Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN)||2:46.2||QQ OR|
|2||Jikirum Adjaluddin (PHI)||2:49.9|
|3||Ulysse Cartonnet (FRA)||2:50.8|
|4||Basil Francis (USA)||2:57.2|
|5||Sigfrid Heyner (SWE)||3:00.7|
|6||Harry Forssell (BRA)||3:14.6|
|1||Reizo Koike (JPN)||2:46.2|
|2||Erwin Sietas (GER)||2:51.0|
|3||Justo José Caraballo (ARG)||2:55.2|
|4||Edwin Moles (USA)||2:56.8|
|5||Richard Wyndham (CAN)||3:12.4|
|1||Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI)||2:53.7|
|2||Walter Spence (CAN)||2:56.5|
|3||Alfred Schoebel (FRA)||2:56.6|
|4||John Paulsen (USA)||3:00.1|
|5||Pablo Zierold (MEX)||3:15.2|
Friday August 12, 1932: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced to the final.
|1||Reizo Koike (JPN)||2:44.9||QQ OR|
|2||Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN)||2:45.4|
|3||Jikirum Adjaluddin (PHI)||2:50.2|
|4||Ulysse Cartonnet (FRA)||2:50.9|
|5||Toivo Reingoldt (FIN)||2:54.9|
|1||Erwin Sietas (GER)||2:47.6|
|2||Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI)||2:48.4|
|3||Shigeo Nakagawa (JPN)||2:52.4|
|4||Walter Spence (CAN)||2:52.7|
Saturday August 13, 1932:
|1||Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN)||2:45.4|
|2||Reizo Koike (JPN)||2:46.6|
|3||Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI)||2:47.1|
|4||Erwin Sietas (GER)||2:48.0|
|5||Jikirum Adjaluddin (PHI)||2:49.2|
|6||Shigeo Nakagawa (JPN)||2:52.8|