Swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke
The women's 100 metre backstroke was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third appearance of the event, which was established in 1924. The competition was held on Tuesday August 9, 1932, and on Thursday August 11, 1932.
Twelve swimmers from seven nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1932 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||1:18.2||Eleanor Holm||Jones Beach (USA)||July 16, 1932|
|Olympic Record||1:21.6||Marie Braun||Amsterdam (NED)||August 9, 1928|
In the first semi-final Eleanor Holm set a new Olympic record with 1:18.3 minutes.
Tuesday August 9, 1932: The fastest two in each semi-final and the fastest third-placed from across the semi-finals advanced to the final.
|1||Eleanor Holm (USA)||1:18.3||QQ OR|
|2||Bonnie Mealing (AUS)||1:21.6|
|3||Phyllis Harding (GBR)||1:22.6|
|4||Puck Oversloot (NED)||1:23.5|
|5||Misao Yokota (JPN)||1:25.1|
|1||Valerie Davies (GBR)||1:22.0|
|2||Joan McSheehy (USA)||1:22.5|
|3||Ruth Kerr (CAN)||1:28.2|
|4||Maria Lenk (BRA)|
|1||Marie Braun (NED)||1:23.8|
|2||Joyce Cooper (GBR)||1:25.0|
|3||Marjorie Linton (CAN)||1:29.1|
Thursday August 11, 1932: Marie Braun was not able to compete in the final. She had to stay in hospital due to blood poisoning after an infection officially caused by a mosquito bite.
|1||Eleanor Holm (USA)||1:19.4|
|2||Bonnie Mealing (AUS)||1:21.3|
|3||Valerie Davies (GBR)||1:22.5|
|4||Phyllis Harding (GBR)||1:22.6|
|5||Joan McSheehy (USA)||1:23.2|
|6||Joyce Cooper (GBR)||1:23.4|
- "Swimming at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 September 2016.