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Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

The men's 100 metre backstroke event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 15 and 16.[1]

Men's 100 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAthens Olympic Aquatic Centre
DatesAugust 15, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 16, 2004 (final)
Competitors45 from 39 nations
Winning time54.06
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Aaron Peirsol  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Markus Rogan  Austria
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tomomi Morita  Japan
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U.S. swimmer Aaron Peirsol won a gold medal in this event, outside an Olympic record time of 54.06 seconds. Markus Rogan captured Austria's first ever medal in swimming after a hundred years, earning the silver at 54.35. Japan's Tomomi Morita, on the other hand, edged out defending Olympic champion and world record holder Lenny Krayzelburg to take a bronze by two hundredths of a second (0.02), breaking an Asian record time of 54.36 seconds.[2][3]

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record   Lenny Krayzelburg (USA) 53.60 Sydney, Australia 22 August 1999
Olympic record   Lenny Krayzelburg (USA) 53.72 Sydney, Australia 17 September 2000

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 3 Tomomi Morita   Japan 54.41 Q
2 6 4 Aaron Peirsol   United States 54.65 Q
3 4 6 László Cseh   Hungary 54.80 Q
4 5 3 Markus Rogan   Austria 54.87 Q
6 5 Lenny Krayzelburg   United States Q
6 5 5 Steffen Driesen   Germany 54.92 Q
7 4 4 Arkady Vyatchanin   Russia 55.17 Q
8 6 6 Alex Lim   Malaysia 55.22 Q
9 5 4 Matt Welsh   Australia 55.35 Q
10 4 5 Ouyang Kunpeng   China 55.50 Q
11 4 3 Marco di Carli   Germany 55.58 Q
12 5 1 Gerhard Zandberg   South Africa 55.62 Q
13 6 7 Simon Dufour   France 55.76 Q
14 5 6 Gregor Tait   Great Britain 55.77 Q
6 1 Răzvan Florea   Romania Q
16 3 5 Gordan Kožulj   Croatia 55.80 Q
17 3 2 Aristeidis Grigoriadis   Greece 55.85
5 2 Josh Watson   Australia
19 4 2 Yevgeny Aleshin   Russia 55.91
20 3 6 Ryan Pini   Papua New Guinea 55.97
21 5 8 Pierre Roger   France 56.07
22 4 7 Cameron Gibson   New Zealand 56.14
23 4 1 Adam Mania   Poland 56.20
24 3 3 Darius Grigalionis   Lithuania 56.21
25 2 5 Nicholas Neckles   Barbados 56.32
26 3 7 Derya Büyükuncu   Turkey 56.34
27 2 6 Ľuboš Križko   Slovakia 56.62
4 8 Volodymyr Nikolaychuk   Ukraine
5 7 Matthew Rose   Canada
30 2 4 Sung Min   South Korea 56.78
31 3 4 Ahmed Hussein   Egypt 56.86
32 3 1 Paulo Machado   Brazil 57.07
33 3 8 Eduardo German Otero   Argentina 57.28
34 6 8 Péter Horváth   Hungary 57.29
35 6 2 Aschwin Wildeboer Faber   Spain 57.35
36 2 2 Matti Mäki   Finland 57.57
37 2 3 George Gleason   Virgin Islands 57.64
38 1 3 Chris Vythoulkas   Bahamas 58.31 NR
39 2 1 Brendan Ashby   Zimbabwe 58.91
40 2 7 Igor Beretić   Serbia and Montenegro 59.38
41 1 4 Stanislav Osinsky   Kazakhstan 59.92
42 1 5 Alexandru Ivlev   Moldova 1:00.13
43 2 8 Danil Bugakov   Uzbekistan 1:02.28
44 1 6 Omar Abu Fares   Jordan 1:02.36
1 2 Donnie Defreitas   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines DNS

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Aaron Peirsol   United States 54.34 Q
2 5 Markus Rogan   Austria 54.42 Q
3 3 Steffen Driesen   Germany 54.64 Q
4 2 Ouyang Kunpeng   China 55.28
5 1 Gregor Tait   Great Britain 55.31
6 7 Gerhard Zandberg   South Africa 55.76
7 8 Gordan Kožulj   Croatia 56.02
8 6 Alex Lim   Malaysia 56.08

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Tomomi Morita   Japan 54.62 Q
2 3 Lenny Krayzelburg   United States 54.63 Q
3 2 Matt Welsh   Australia 54.69 Q
4 5 László Cseh   Hungary 54.86 Q
5 7 Marco di Carli   Germany 55.03 Q
6 6 Arkady Vyatchanin   Russia 55.20
7 8 Răzvan Florea   Romania 55.27
8 1 Simon Dufour   France 56.15

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Aaron Peirsol   United States 54.06
  5 Markus Rogan   Austria 54.35
  3 Tomomi Morita   Japan 54.36 AS
4 6 Lenny Krayzelburg   United States 54.38
5 7 Matt Welsh   Australia 54.52
6 1 László Cseh   Hungary 54.61
7 2 Steffen Driesen   Germany 54.63
8 8 Marco di Carli   Germany 55.27

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
  2. ^ Thomas, Stephen (16 August 2004). "Backstroke Double to USA – Aaron Peirsol Wins his First Individual Gold". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 14 February 2007. Retrieved 26 March 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Peirsol captures gold in Athens". Daily Pilot. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 26 March 2013.

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