Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke

The women's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1956 Olympic Games took place December 5.[1] This swimming event used backstroke. 23 swimmers from 14 countries competed in this swimming event. Because an Olympic-size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

MedalistsEdit

Gold Judy Grinham
  Great Britain
Silver Carin Cone
  United States
Bronze Margaret Edwards
  Great Britain

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Eight fastest swimmers advanced to the finals.

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Judy Grinham   Great Britain 1:13.1 Q
2 Maria Both   Romania 1:15.8
3 Liudmyla Klipova   Soviet Union 1:16.1
4 Mary Anne Marchino   United States 1:16.2
5 Elżbieta Gellner   Poland 1:16.2
6 Pam Singleton   Australia 1:17.0
7 Lenora Fisher   Canada 1:17.5
8 Ginette Jany-Sendral   France 1:19.1

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Carin Cone   United States 1:13.9 Q
2 Gerganiya Beckitt   Australia 1:14.8 Q
3 Julie Hoyle   Great Britain 1:15.0 Q
4 Éva Pajor   Hungary 1:15.3
5 Jean Stewart   New Zealand 1:15.4
6 Moira Abernethy   South Africa 1:15.4
7 Jocelyn von Giese   Philippines 1:20.0

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Margaret Edwards   Great Britain 1:13.0 Q
2 Sara Barber   Canada 1:14.3 Q
3 Helga Schmidt-Neuber   United Team of Germany 1:14.8 Q
4 Maureen Murphy   United States 1:14.8 Q
5 Patricia Huntingford   Australia 1:16.0
6 Philippa Gould   New Zealand 1:17.5
7 Judit Temes   Hungary 1:17.6
8 Martha Gultom   Indonesia 1:21.7

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Judy Grinham   Great Britain 1:12.9 WR
  Carin Cone   United States 1:12.9 =WR
  Margaret Edwards   Great Britain 1:13.1
4 Helga Schmidt-Neuber   United Team of Germany 1:13.4
5 Maureen Murphy   United States 1:14.1
6 Julie Hoyle   Great Britain 1:14.3
7 Sara Barber   Canada 1:14.3
8 Gerganiya Beckitt   Australia 1:14.7

Key: WR = World record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 7 October 2016.

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