Swimming at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 100 metre backstroke
The Men's 100 metre backstroke competition at the 2019 World Championships was held on 22 and 23 July 2019. The defending champion was Xu Jiayu, and he successfully defended his title. Jiayu set a competition record in the semifinals by winning his semifinal in 52.17 seconds.
|Men's 100 metre backstroke |
at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships
|Venue||Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center|
|Location||Gwangju, South Korea|
|Dates||22 July (heats and semifinals)|
23 July (final)
|Competitors||63 from 57 nations|
Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.
|World record||Ryan Murphy (USA)||51.85||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||13 August 2016|
|Competition record||Aaron Peirsol (USA)||52.19||Rome, Italy||2 August 2009|
The following new records were set during this competition.
|22 July||Semifinal||Xu Jiayu||China||52.17||CR|
The heats were held on 22 July at 10:20.
Due to backstroke wedge malfunctions, Simone Sabbioni and Dylan Carter swam alone in new series, after the end of the normal series, and both achieved classification. The swimmers who had obtained the vacancy, and would be disqualified after these 2 series (Thomas Ceccon and Richárd Bohus), received extra vacancies for the semifinal, that ended up being with 18 swimmers.
The semifinals were held on 22 July at 20:18.
|1||3||Evgeny Rylov||Russia||52.44||Q, NR|
|2||5||Matt Grevers||United States||52.82||Q|
|9||8||Dylan Carter||Trinidad and Tobago||54.08|
|1||4||Xu Jiayu||China||52.17||Q, CR|
|2||2||Ryan Murphy||United States||52.44||Q|
|7||8||Luke Greenbank||Great Britain||53.75|
The final was held on 23 July at 21:06.
|4||3||Ryan Murphy||United States||52.78|
|5||6||Matt Grevers||United States||52.82|