Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 yard backstroke

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Men's 100 yard backstroke
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Forest Park
Date September 6
Competitors 6 from 2 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Germany
Silver medal    Germany
Bronze medal    Germany
  1908
(100 m)»
Swimming at the
1904 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
Freestyle
50 yard   men  
100 yard men
220 yard men
440 yard men
880 yard men
1 mile men
Backstroke
100 yard men
Breaststroke
440 yard men
Freestyle relay
4×50 yard men

The men's 100 yard backstroke was a swimming event held as part of the Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first time the event was held at such a distance at the Olympics and the only time yards rather than metres were used.

6 swimmers from 2 nations competed.

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Final
Gold  Walter Brack (GER) 1:16.8
Silver  Georg Hoffmann (GER)
Bronze  Georg Zacharias (GER)
4.  Bill Orthwein (USA)
5-6  David Hammond (USA)
 Edwin Swatek (USA)

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