Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke
The women's 100 metre backstroke event at the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in 2021 at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. It will be the event's twenty-third consecutive appearance, having been held at every edition since 1924.
|Women's 100 metre backstroke|
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
|Venue||Tokyo Aquatics Centre|
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record||Kaylee McKeown (AUS)||57.45||Adelaide, Australia||13 June 2021|||
|Olympic record||Emily Seebohm (AUS)||58.23||London, United Kingdom||29 July 2012|||
The Olympic Qualifying Time for the event is 1:00.25. Up to two swimmers per National Olympic Committee (NOC) can automatically qualify by swimming that time at an approved qualification event. The Olympic Selection Time is 1:02.06. Up to one swimmer per NOC meeting that time is eligible for selection, allocated by world ranking until the maximum quota for all swimming events is reached. NOCs without a female swimmer qualified in any event can also use their universality place.
The competition consists of three rounds: heats, semifinals, and a final. The swimmers with the best 16 times in the heats advance to the semifinals. The swimmers with the best 8 times in the semifinals advance to the final. Swim-offs are used as necessary to break ties for advancement to the next round.
The swimmers with the top 16 times, regardless of heat, advance to the semifinals.
The swimmers with the best 8 times, regardless of heat, advanced to the final.
- "Tokyo 2020: Swimming Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
- News, ABC (13 June 2021). "Kaylee McKeown breaks 100m backstroke world record at Australian Olympic trials". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
- "Seebohm breaks Olympic record". ABC News Australia. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
- "FINA Swimming Rulebook, 2017–21" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 29 January 2020.