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Swimming at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

The men's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place between 30 July and 1 August, at the Swimming Stadium.[1] This swimming event used the backstroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

MedalistsEdit

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Gilbert Bozon   France 1:07.8
2 Allen Stack   United States 1:08.9
3 Bert Wardrop   Great Britain 1:09.9
4 Jitse van der Veen   Netherlands 1:10.5
5 Norihiko Kurahashi   Japan 1:10.7
6 Vladimir Lopatin   Soviet Union 1:10.8
7 Lucien Beaumont   Canada 1:14.2
8 Khamlillal Shah   India 1:18.3

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Pedro Galvão   Argentina 1:08.1
2 Yasumasu Nishino   Japan 1:10.1
3 Clemente Mejía   Mexico 1:10.7
4 Helmut Koppelstätter   Austria 1:11.9
5 Hermann Gericke   Switzerland 1:12.6
6 Jerzy Boniecki   Poland 1:13.4
7 Eurico Surgey   Portugal 1:13.7

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Jack Taylor   United States 1:07.2
2 Boris Škanata   Yugoslavia 1:07.5
3 João Gonçalves Filho   Brazil 1:09.7
4 Ladislav Bačík   Czechoslovakia 1:10.2
5 Imre Nyéki   Hungary 1:10.6
6 Peter Salmon   Canada 1:13.8
7 Tom Pettersen   Norway 1:15.4

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Yoshi Oyakawa   United States 1:06.0
2 Lin Meiring   South Africa 1:08.5
3 Fernando Pavan   Brazil 1:09.1
4 Jitse van der Veen   Netherlands 1:09.1
5 Bijoy Barman   India 1:27.3

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 John Brockway   Great Britain 1:08.8
2 Lucien Zins   France 1:09.7
3 Ilo da Fonseca   Brazil 1:09.9
4 Leonid Sagayduk   Soviet Union 1:11.4
5 Wu Chuanyu   China 1:12.3
6 Eduardo Barbeiro   Portugal 1:13.0

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Egidio Massaria   Italy 1:08.8
2 Viktor Solovyov   Soviet Union 1:09.5
3 Lincoln Hurring   New Zealand 1:09.6
4 László Gyöngyösi   Hungary 1:10.0
5 Frank O'Neill   Australia 1:10.5
6 Erkki Marttinen   Finland 1:15.2

Tie-breaker

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Bert Wardrop   Great Britain 1:07.8
2 Ilo da Fonseca   Brazil 1:09.5

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Yoshi Oyakawa   United States 1:05.4 OR
  Gilbert Bozon   France 1:06.2
  Jack Taylor   United States 1:06.4
4 Allen Stack   United States 1:07.6
5 Pedro Galvão   Argentina 1:07.7
6 Bert Wardrop   Great Britain 1:07.8
7 Boris Škanata   Yugoslavia 1:08.1
8 Lin Meiring   South Africa 1:08.3

Key: OR = Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 24 September 2016.