The men's 100 metre backstroke was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event, which was established in 1908. The competition was held on Wednesday July 16, 1924, on Thursday July 17, 1924, and on Friday July 18, 1924.
|Men's 100 metre backstroke|
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
|Competitors||20 from 11 nations|
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||1:12.4||Warren Kealoha||Honolulu (USA)||April 13, 1924|
|Olympic Record||1:14.8||Warren Kealoha||Antwerp (BEL)||August 22, 1920|
In the first heat Warren Kealoha set a new Olympic record with 1:13.4 minutes. In the final he bettered his own record to 1:13.2 minutes.
Wednesday July 16, 1924: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.
|1||Warren Kealoha (USA)||1:13.4||QQ OR|
|2||Gérard Blitz (BEL)||1:19.0|
|3||James Worthington (GBR)||1:23.2|
|4||Maurice Ducos (FRA)||1:25.0|
|1||Károly Bartha (HUN)||1:18.0|
|2||John McDowall (GBR)||1:21.8|
|3||Aart van Wilgenburg (NED)||1:24.6|
|4||Tsunenobu Ishida (JPN)||1:26.0|
|5||Georges Paulus (FRA)||1:28.0|
|—||Henry Luning (USA)||DSQ|
|1||Paul Wyatt (USA)||1:19.4|
|2||Émile Zeibig (FRA)||1:22.4|
|3||Jean-Pierre Moris (LUX)||1:41.2|
|1||Austin Rawlinson (GBR)||1:18.8|
|2||Giyo Saito (JPN)||1:20.2|
|3||Pieter van Senus (NED)||1:24.8|
|1||Sven Thaulow (NOR)||1:24.0|
|2||Erik Skoglund (SWE)||1:27.4|
|3||Viktor Légat (TCH)||1:27.8|
|4||Eugène Kuborn (LUX)||1:29.0|
Thursday July 17, 1924: The fastest two in each semi-final and the faster of the two third-placed swimmer advanced to the final.
|1||Warren Kealoha (USA)||1:13.6||QF|
|2||Paul Wyatt (USA)||1:17.0||QF|
|3||Károly Bartha (HUN)||1:19.0||qf|
|4||Giyo Saito (JPN)||1:19.8|
|5||John McDowall (GBR)||1:22.0|
|6||Erik Skoglund (SWE)||1:26.6|
|1||Gérard Blitz (BEL)||1:19.0||QF|
|2||Austin Rawlinson (GBR)||1:19.2||QF|
|3||Émile Zeibig (FRA)||1:23.4|
|4||James Worthington (GBR)||1:24.2|
|5||Sven Thaulow (NOR)||1:24.2|
Friday July 18, 1924:
|1||Warren Kealoha (USA)||1:13.2 OR|
|2||Paul Wyatt (USA)||1:15.4|
|3||Károly Bartha (HUN)||1:17.8|
|4||Gérard Blitz (BEL)||1:19.6|
|5||Austin Rawlinson (GBR)||1:20.0|
- "Swimming at the 1924 Paris Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2016.