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.[1][2] The defending champion was Xu Jiayu, and he successfully defended his title.[3] 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
VenueNambu University Municipal Aquatics Center
LocationGwangju, South Korea
Dates22 July (heats and semifinals)
23 July (final)
Competitors63 from 57 nations
Winning time52.43
Medalists
gold medal    China
silver medal    Russia
bronze medal    Australia
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RecordsEdit

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.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
22 July Semifinal Xu Jiayu   China 52.17 CR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The heats were held on 22 July at 10:20.[4]

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.[5]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 4 Xu Jiayu   China 52.85 Q
2 5 2 Guilherme Guido   Brazil 52.95 Q, SA
3 5 4 Mitch Larkin   Australia 53.12 Q
4 5 5 Matt Grevers   United States 53.22 Q
5 6 5 Ryosuke Irie   Japan 53.38 Q
6 7 3 Evgeny Rylov   Russia 53.45 Q
7 6 3 Robert Glință   Romania 53.64 Q
8 6 6 Daniel Martin   Romania 53.65 Q
9 7 4 Ryan Murphy   United States 53.69 Q
10 5 3 Markus Thormeyer   Canada 53.77 Q
11 6 0 Mikita Tsmyh   Belarus 53.81 Q, NR
12 7 2 Apostolos Christou   Greece 53.82 Q
13 8 5 Simone Sabbioni   Italy 53.85 Q
14 7 5 Kliment Kolesnikov   Russia 53.89 Q
15 5 7 Luke Greenbank   Great Britain 53.95 Q
16 9 8 Dylan Carter   Trinidad and Tobago 54.03 Q, NR
17 5 6 Thomas Ceccon   Italy 54.04 Q
18 6 8 Richárd Bohus   Hungary 54.07 Q
19 7 1 Christopher Reid   South Africa 54.12
20 7 0 Tomáš Franta   Czech Republic 54.16 NR
21 6 2 Shane Ryan   Ireland 54.24
22 5 1 Li Guangyuan   China 54.29
22 7 8 Yakov Toumarkin   Israel 54.29
24 7 7 Bradley Woodward   Australia 54.41
25 5 0 Lee Ju-ho   South Korea 54.56
26 6 1 Christian Diener   Germany 54.68
27 7 9 Radosław Kawęcki   Poland 54.76
28 4 4 Roman Mityukov    Switzerland 54.87
29 6 7 Bernhard Reitshammer   Austria 54.94
30 6 9 Bradlee Ashby   New Zealand 55.02
31 4 2 Gabriel Lópes   Portugal 55.33
32 3 7 Merdan Ataýew   Turkmenistan 55.34
33 4 1 Metin Aydin   Turkey 55.40
34 4 3 Tomoe Zenimoto Hvas   Norway 55.42
35 4 6 Anton Loncar   Croatia 55.44
36 4 0 Srihari Nataraj   India 55.55
37 5 9 Hugo González   Spain 55.67
38 3 5 Karl Johann Luht   Estonia 55.75
39 4 9 Mohamed Samy   Egypt 55.87
40 3 4 Adil Kaskabay   Kazakhstan 55.89
41 4 7 Chuang Mu-lun   Chinese Taipei 56.01
42 3 6 Jack Kirby   Barbados 56.25
43 3 3 Ģirts Feldbergs   Latvia 56.34
44 4 5 Omar Pinzón   Colombia 56.37
45 3 1 Jason Arthur   Ghana 56.86
46 3 8 Kristinn Þórarinsson   Iceland 56.99
47 4 8 Armando Barrera   Cuba 57.00
48 3 0 Tern Tern Jian Han   Malaysia 57.34
49 2 4 Filippos Iakovidis   Cyprus 58.26
50 2 6 Gabriel Castillo   Bolivia 58.47
51 2 9 Ali Al-Zamil   Kuwait 58.63
52 3 2 Robinson Molina   Venezuela 59.08
53 2 3 Kasipat Chograthin   Thailand 59.10
54 2 5 Dimuth Peiris   Sri Lanka 59.62
55 2 2 Syed Tariq   Pakistan 59.71
56 2 8 Netani Ross   Fiji 1:00.30
57 2 7 Eisner Barberena   Nicaragua 1:00.56
58 1 3 Heriniavo Rasolonjatovo   Madagascar 1:00.87
59 2 1 Ado Gargović   Montenegro 1:01.37
60 1 5 Omar Al-Rowaila   Bahrain 1:02.96
61 2 0 Juhn Tenorio   Northern Mariana Islands 1:04.91
62 1 4 Juwel Ahmmed   Bangladesh 1:05.00
63 1 6 Hedayatullah Noorzad   Afghanistan 1:31.35
3 9 Driss Lahrichi   Morocco DNS

SemifinalsEdit

The semifinals were held on 22 July at 20:18.[6]

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Evgeny Rylov   Russia 52.44 Q, NR
2 5 Matt Grevers   United States 52.82 Q
3 4 Guilherme Guido   Brazil 53.23 Q
4 1 Kliment Kolesnikov   Russia 53.44
5 7 Apostolos Christou   Greece 53.56
6 2 Markus Thormeyer   Canada 53.59
7 6 Daniel Martin   Romania 53.71
8 0 Richárd Bohus   Hungary 53.94
9 8 Dylan Carter   Trinidad and Tobago 54.08

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Xu Jiayu   China 52.17 Q, CR
2 2 Ryan Murphy   United States 52.44 Q
3 5 Mitch Larkin   Australia 52.91 Q
4 3 Ryosuke Irie   Japan 53.13 Q
5 6 Robert Glință   Romania 53.40 Q
6 1 Simone Sabbioni   Italy 53.71
7 8 Luke Greenbank   Great Britain 53.75
8 0 Thomas Ceccon   Italy 54.20
9 7 Mikita Tsmyh   Belarus 54.24

FinalEdit

The final was held on 23 July at 21:06.[7]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Xu Jiayu   China 52.43
  5 Evgeny Rylov   Russia 52.67
  2 Mitch Larkin   Australia 52.77
4 3 Ryan Murphy   United States 52.78
5 6 Matt Grevers   United States 52.82
6 7 Ryosuke Irie   Japan 53.22
7 1 Guilherme Guido   Brazil 53.26
8 8 Robert Glință   Romania 54.22

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schedule
  2. ^ Start list
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Heats results
  5. ^ "Dylan Carter Re-Swims 100 Back for 16th Place by .01, Trinidad & Tobago Record". SwimSwam. 22 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  6. ^ Semifinals results
  7. ^ Final results