World record progression 50 metres backstroke

Graphic data for World Record Progression in Men and Women Swimming 50m-100m-200m Long and Short Course Butterfly-Backstroke-Breaststroke-Freestyle

This is a listing of the history of the World Record for the 50 backstroke swimming event. Swimming World Records are maintained by FINA, the international sports federation which oversees the sport. World Records are recognized only in meter-courses: long course (50m) and short course (25m). Like the other 50s of stroke (i.e. 50 breaststroke, 50 butterfly), World Record status/monitoring for this event first began in the 1990s.

MenEdit

Long courseEdit

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
WBT 25.13 Jeff Rouse   United States 15 Apr 1993 Robert Burns Invitational Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 24.99 (tt) Lenny Krayzelburg   United States 28 Aug 1999 Pan Pacific Championships Sydney, Australia
2 24.80 Thomas Rupprath   Germany 27 Jul 2003 World Championships Barcelona, Spain
3 24.47 (h) † Liam Tancock   Great Britain 2 Apr 2008 British Championships Sheffield, United Kingdom [1]
4 24.33 Randall Bal   United States 5 Dec 2008 Dutch Swimming Cup Eindhoven, Netherlands [2]
5 24.08 (sf) Liam Tancock   Great Britain 1 Aug 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
6 24.04 Liam Tancock   Great Britain 2 Aug 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
7 24.00 Kliment Kolesnikov   Russia 4 August 2018 European Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom [3]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial

Short courseEdit

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1 25.10 Daichi Suzuki   Japan 10 Feb 1990 World Cup Bonn, Germany [4]
# 24.66 Alexander Popov   Russia 13 Mar 1994 World Cup Desenzano, Italy
2 24.60 Franck Schott   France 26 Mar 1994 World Cup Paris, France
3 24.37 h Jeff Rouse   United States 12 Feb 1995 World Cup Sheffield, United Kingdom
4 24.25 Chris Renaud   Canada 28 Feb 1997 CIAU Championships St. Catharines, Canada
5 24.13 Thomas Rupprath   Germany 11 Dec 1998 European 25m Championships Sheffield, United Kingdom
5= 24.13 Matt Welsh   Australia 2 Sep 1999 Australia 25m Nationals Canberra, Australia
6 24.12 Neil Walker   United States 18 Nov 1999 World Cup College Park, United States
7 24.11 Matt Welsh   Australia 14 Jan 2000 World Cup Hobart, Australia
8 24.04 h Neil Walker   United States 13 Mar 2000 Short Course Worlds Athens, Greece
9 23.42 sf Neil Walker   United States 13 Mar 2000 Short Course Worlds Athens, Greece
10 23.31 Matt Welsh   Australia 2 Sep 2002 Australia 25m Nationals Melbourne, Australia
11 23.27 Thomas Rupprath   Germany 10 Dec 2004 European 25m Championships Vienna, Austria [5]
12 23.24 Robert Hurley   Australia 26 Oct 2008 World Cup Sydney, Australia [citation needed]
13 23.05 Peter Marshall   United States 12 Nov 2008 World Cup Stockholm, Sweden [6]
14 22.87 Randall Bal   United States 15 Nov 2008 World Cup Berlin, Germany [7]
15 22.75 Peter Marshall   United States 17 Oct 2009 World Cup Durban, South Africa [8]
16 22.73 Peter Marshall   United States 11 Nov 2009 World Cup Stockholm, Sweden [9]
17 22.61 Peter Marshall   United States 22 Nov 2009 World Cup Singapore [10]
18 22.22 Florent Manaudou   France 6 Dec 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [11]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial

WomenEdit

Long courseEdit

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1 29.00 Sandra Völker   Germany 24 May 1997 Mare Nostrum Monte Carlo, Monaco
2 28.78 sf Sandra Völker   Germany 12 Jun 1999 Mare Nostrum Monte Carlo, Monaco
3 28.71 Sandra Völker   Germany 1 Aug 1999 European Championships Istanbul, Turkey
4 28.69 Nina Zhivanevskaya   Spain 8 Apr 2000 Spain Spring Nationals Madrid, Spain
5 28.67 Mai Nakamura   Japan 25 Apr 2000 Japan Championships Tokyo, Japan
6 28.25 h Sandra Völker   Germany 17 Jun 2000 Germany Championships Berlin, Germany
7 28.19 Janine Pietsch   Germany 25 May 2005 Germany Championships Berlin, Germany
8 28.16 sf Leila Vaziri   United States 28 Mar 2007 World Championships Melbourne, Australia
8= 28.16 Leila Vaziri   United States 29 Mar 2007 World Championships Melbourne, Australia
9 28.09 Li Yang   China 19 Oct 2007 World Military Games Hyderabad, India
10 28.00 r Hayley McGregory   United States 7 Mar 2008 Texas Senior Circuit Championships Austin, United States
11 27.95 sf Emily Seebohm   Australia 22 Mar 2008 Australia Championships Sydney, Australia
12 27.67 Sophie Edington   Australia 23 Mar 2008 Australia Championships Sydney, Australia [12]
12= 27.67 Zhao Jing   China 9 Apr 2009 China Championships Shaoxing, China [13]
13 27.61 Daniela Samulski   Germany 26 Jun 2009 Germany Championships Berlin, Germany [14]
14 27.39 (sf) Daniela Samulski   Germany 29 Jul 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
15 27.38 (sf) Anastasia Zuyeva   Russia 29 Jul 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
16 27.06 Zhao Jing   China 30 Jul 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
17 26.98 Liu Xiang   China 21 August 2018 Asian Games Jakarta, Indonesia [15]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial

Short courseEdit

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
WBT 28.47 Lei Xue   China 9 Jan 1993 World Cup Beijing, China
1 28.33 Sandra Völker   Germany 16 Feb 1993 World Cup Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 27.64 Xiuyu Bai   China 13 March 1994 World Cup Desenzano, Italy
3 27.27 Sandra Völker   Germany 13 Dec 1998 European Championships Sheffield, United Kingdom [16]
4 27.25 r Haley Cope   United States 18 Mar 2000 NCAA Division I Championships Indianapolis, United States [17]
5 26.83 Li Hui   China 2 Dec 2001 World Cup Shanghai, China [16]
6 26.50 Sanja Jovanović   Croatia 15 Dec 2007 European Championships Debrecen, Hungary
7 26.37 Sanja Jovanović   Croatia 13 Apr 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom [18]
8 26.23 Sanja Jovanović   Croatia 13 Dec 2008 European Championships Rijeka, Croatia
9 26.17 Marieke Guehrer   Australia 6 Nov 2009 World Cup Moscow, Russia
10 26.08 h Zhao Jing   China 10 Nov 2009 World Cup Stockholm, Sweden [19]
11 25.82 Zhao Jing   China 10 Nov 2009 World Cup Stockholm, Sweden [20]
12 25.70 Sanja Jovanović   Croatia 12 Dec 2009 European Championships Istanbul, Turkey [21]
13 25.67 Etiene Medeiros   Brazil 7 Dec 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [22]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial


All-time top 25Edit

MenEdit

  • Correct as of December 2019
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue
1 24.00   Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS) 4 August 2018 Great Britain
2 24.04   Liam Tancock (GBR) 2 August 2009 Italy
3 24.07   Camille Lacourt (FRA) 12 August 2010 Hungary
4 24.12   Robert Glinta (ROU) 3 August 2018 Great Britain
5 24.23   Mark Nikolaev (RUS) 11 April 2019 Russia
6 24.24   Junya Koga (JPN) 2 August 2009 Italy
  Ryan Murphy (USA) 27 July 2018 United States
8 24.29   Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 3 August 2018 Great Britain
9 24.31   Justin Ress (USA) 27 July 2018 United States
10 24.32   Shane Ryan (IRL) 3 August 2018 Great Britain
11 24.33   Randall Bal (USA) 5 December 2008 Netherlands
12 24.34   Johannes Zandberg (RSA) 2 August 2009 Italy
13 24.39   Michael Andrew (USA) 21 June 2019 Italy
14 24.42   Xu Jiayu (CHN) 8 April 2017 China
15 24.43   Zane Waddell (RSA) 28 July 2019 South Korea
16 24.44   Daniel Orzechowski (BRA) 24 April 2012 Brazil
17 24.45   Jeremy Stravius (FRA) 3 August 2013 Spain
18 24.48   Aschwin Wildeboer (ESP) 1 August 2009 Italy
19 24.49   Guilherme Guido (BRA) 1 August 2009 Italy
  Evgeny Rylov (RUS) 28 July 2019 South Korea
21 24.52   David Plummer (USA) 25 June 2013 United States
22 24.53   Matt Grevers (USA) 27 July 2018 United States
23 24.54   Ben Treffers (AUS) 1 April 2014 Australia
  Dmitry Maltsev (RUS) 11 April 2019 Russia
25 24.59   Helge Meeuw (GER) 1 August 2009 Italy
  Ryan Held (USA) 27 July 2018 United States´

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 24.59:

  • Liam Tancock also swam 24.08 (2009), 24.47 (2008), 24.50 (2011), 24.52 (2010), 24.55 (2009).
  • Camille Lacourt also swam 24.23 (2015), 24.27 (2015), 24.30 (2017), 24.30 (2010), 24.35 (2017), 24.36 (2011), 24.37 (2014), 24.39 (2013), 24.42 (2013), 24.46 (2009), 24.52 (2009), 24.56 (2015), 24.56 (2015), 24.57 (2011), 24.58 (2017).
  • Kliment Kolesnikov also swam 24.25 (2018), 24.35 (2019), 24.40 (2018), 24.46 (2018), 24.51 (2019), 24.52 (2018), 24.56 (2018).
  • Junya Koga also swam 24.28 (2014), 24.29 (2009), 24.36 (2015), 24.44 (2017), 24.46 (2014), 24.50 (2015), 24.51 (2017), 24.53 (2017), 24.54 (2017), 24.56 (2018), 24.57 (2009).
  • Vladimir Morozov also swam 24.35 (2018), 24.40 (2019), 24.43 (2019), 24.43 (2018), 24.52 (2014), 24.53 (2019), 24.55 (2019).
  • Justin Ress also swam 24.41 (2017), 24.46 (2018), 24.47 (2018), 24.48 (2019), 24.52 (2019), 24.57 (2019).
  • Michael Andrew also swam 24.45 (2019), 24.49 (2018), 24.49 (2018), 24.53 (2019), 24.53 (2019), 24.58 (2019).
  • Zane Waddell also swam 24.46 (2019), 24.48 (2019), 24.54 (2019).
  • Xu Jiayu also swam 24.47 (2019), 24.48 (2017), 24.58 (2014).
  • Aschwin Wildeboer also swam 24.50 (2009), 24.57 (2009), 24.58 (2013).
  • Evgeny Rylov also swam 24.52 (2017), 24.52 (2017), 24.56 (2019).
  • Robert Glință also swam 24.53 (2019), 24.55 (2018).
  • Ryan Murphy also swam 24.53 (2019).
  • Jeremy Stravius also swam 24.54 (2013).
  • Matt Grevers also swam 24.54 (2013), 24.56 (2017).
  • Shane Ryan also swam 24.57 (2018).
  • David Plummer also swam 24.58 (2015).

WomenEdit

  • Correct as of October 2019
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue
1 26.98   Liu Xiang (CHN) 21 August 2018 Indonesia
2 27.06   Zhao Jing (CHN) 30 July 2009 Italy
3 27.11   Fu Yuanhui (CHN) 6 August 2015 Russia
4 27.14   Etiene Medeiros (BRA) 27 July 2017 Hungary
5 27.21   Georgia Davies (GBR) 4 August 2018 Great Britain
6 27.23   Daniela Samulski (GER) 30 July 2009 Italy
  Aliaksandra Herasimenia (BLR) 27 July 2017 Hungary
  Anastasia Fesikova (RUS) 4 August 2018 Great Britain
9 27.28   Gao Chang (CHN) 30 July 2009 Italy
10 27.33   Olivia Smoliga (USA) 25 July 2019 South Korea
11 27.37   Emily Seebohm (AUS) 27 July 2017 Hungary
12 27.42   Mimosa Jallow (FIN) 4 August 2018 Great Britain
13 27.48   Kathleen Baker (USA) 26 July 2017 Hungary
14 27.49   Minna Atherton (AUS) 29 January 2016 Australia
  Kira Toussaint (NED) 11 October 2019 Germany
16 27.51   Sophie Edington (AUS) 29 July 2009 Italy
  Aya Terakawa (JPN) 11 April 2013 Japan
  Natalie Coughlin (USA) 19 June 2015 United States
  Holly Barratt (AUS) 26 July 2017 Hungary
  Daria Vaskina (RUS) 25 July 2019 South Korea
21 27.55   Wang Xueer (CHN) 8 April 2017 China
27 July 2017 Hungary
22 27.57   Fran Halsall (GBR) 21 May 2016 Great Britain
23 27.60   Chen Jie (CHN) 8 April 2017 China
13 April 2018 China
24 27.63   Mie Nielsen (DEN) 5 August 2015 Russia
  Hannah Stevens (USA) 29 June 2017 United States
26 July 2017 Hungary

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 27.63:

ReferencesEdit

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