100m Backstroke olympic event history

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  • First olympic debut of backstroke

    Walter Brack of Germany won the gold medal
    1:16.8
  • Arno Bieberstein Germany 1:24.6

  • Harry J. Hebner USA 1:21.2

     Harry J. Hebner USA  1:21.2
    Took the win with a finish that was over 1 second faster than the second-place swimmer. He made a new olympic world record which was previously 1:24.6 made by Arno Bieberstein
  • Women's 100m Backstroke added to olympics

    Women's 100m Backstroke  added to olympics
    Sybil Bauer USA 1:23.2 set the first Olympic record for women's backstroke
  • George Kojac USA 1:08.2 Marie Braun NETH. 1.21.6

    George Kojac USA 1:08.2 Marie Braun NETH. 1.21.6
    In the first heat George Kojac set a new Olympic record with 1:09.2 minutes. In the final he set a new world record with 1:08.2 minutes
    In the second heat Marie Braun bettered the world record to 1:21.6 minutes.
  • Eleanor Holm USA 1:19.4

     Eleanor Holm  USA  1:19.4
    In the first semi-final Eleanor Holm set a new Olympic record with 1:18.3 minutes.
  • Dina Willemina Jacoba SENFF NED 1:18.9

     Dina Willemina Jacoba SENFF   NED  1:18.9
    Dina Senff set a new Olympic record in the first heat with 1:16.2 minutes.She did so after missing a turning point, went back to push the wall, and still managed to win the race
  • No olympics

    No olympics
    The 1940 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XII Olympiad and originally scheduled to be held from 21 September to 6 October 1940, in Tokyo, Japan, were cancelled due to the outbreak of World War II.
  • Olympic returns

    The olympic games had not been held in either 1940 or 1944 due to the breakout of WWII. London was recently called upon short notice to host the 1948 olympic
  • Judith Grinham GRB 1:12.9 David Theile (AUS) 1:02.2

    Judith Grinham GRB 1:12.9  David Theile  (AUS)	1:02.2
    Set the world record as 1:12.9 for women
    David Theile also set the world record for the men timing 1:02.2, and beat his own record in the following olympics timing 1:01.9
  • Kaye Hall USA 1:06.2

    Kaye Hall USA 1:06.2
    Set the world record at 1:06.2
  • John Naber USA 55.49

     John Naber USA 55.49
    Set the world record as 55.49
  • Kristin Otto East Germany 1:00.89

    	Kristin Otto	 East Germany	1:00.89
    Set the world record.
    She is most famous for being the first woman to win six gold medals at a single Olympic Games, doing so at the 1988 Seoul Olympic games
  • Aaron Peirsol (USA) 52.89

    Aaron Peirsol (USA)	52.89
    Aaron Peirsol set the world record at 52.89 beating his olympic record which he previously set at 53.45 at the 2004 olympics
  • The latest olympic games

    The latest olympic games
    The 100m backstroke gold medalists
    Missy Franklin USA 58.33
    Matthew Grevers USA 52.16