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

The women's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place on 29–31 July 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

Eight fastest swimmer advanced to the finals.

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Geertje Wielema   Netherlands 1:13.8 Q
2 Jean Stewart   New Zealand 1:16.0 Q
3 Margaret McDowell   Great Britain 1:17.5 Q
4 Barbara Stark   United States 1:17.9 Q
5 Gerda Olsen   Denmark 1:20.1
6 Anneli Haaranen   Finland 1:21.7

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ria van der Horst   Netherlands 1:17.0 Q
2 Gertrud Herrbruck   Germany 1:17.8 Q
3 Mary Freeman   United States 1:18.0
4 Edith de Oliveira   Brazil 1:20.0
5 Lenora Fisher   Canada 1:22.9
6 Irena Milnikiel   Poland 1:25.5
7 Doris Gontersweiler-Vetterli   Switzerland 1:26.5

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Joan Harrison   South Africa 1:14.7 Q
2 Joke de Korte   Netherlands 1:15.8 Q
3 Pauline Musgrave   Great Britain 1:19.6
4 Magdolna Hunyadfy   Hungary 1:19.6
5 Coralie O'Connor   United States 1:19.7
6 Margareta Westeson   Sweden 1:22.7
7 Erna Herbers   Germany 1:23.1

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Joan Harrison   South Africa 1:14.3 '
  Geertje Wielema   Netherlands 1:14.5
  Jean Stewart   New Zealand 1:15.8
4 Joke de Korte   Netherlands 1:15.8
5 Barbara Stark   United States 1:16.2
6 Gertrud Herrbruck   Germany 1:18.0
7 Margaret McDowell   Great Britain 1:18.4
Ria van der Horst   Netherlands DSQ

Key: DSQ = Disqualified

ReferencesEdit

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

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