Swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

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Men's 100 meter backstroke
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Stade Nautique d'Antwerp
Dates August 22–23
Competitors 12 from 6 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Belgium
«1912 1924»
Swimming at the
1920 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men   women
300 m   women
400 m men  
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men
Breaststroke
200 m men  
400 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The men's 100 metre backstroke was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event.

A total of 12 swimmers from six nations competed in the event, which was held on Sunday, August 22 and on Monday, August 23, 1920.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:15.6 Germany Otto Fahr Magdeburg (GER) April 29, 1912
Olympic Record 1:20.8 United States Harry Hebner Stockholm (SWE) July 10, 1912

In the first semi-final Ray Kegeris bettered the Olympic record to 1:17.8 minutes. In the second semi-final Warren Kealoha set a new world record with 1:14.8 minutes.

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Sunday, August 22, 1920: The fastest two in each semi-final and the faster of the two third-placed swimmer advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Ray Kegeris (USA) 1:17.8 Q OR
2  Harold Kruger (USA) 1:19.0 Q
3  Gaspard Lemaire (BEL) 1:28.0
4  Asbjørn Wang (NOR) 1:28.2
5  Henri Matter (FRA)
6  George Robertson (GBR)

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Warren Kealoha (USA) 1:14.8 Q WR
2  Gérard Blitz (BEL) 1:18.6 Q
3  Perry McGillivray (USA) 1:20.4 q
4  Per Holmström (SWE) 1:26.0
5  George Webster (GBR)
6  Daniel Lehu (FRA)

Final[edit]

Monday, August 23, 1920:

Place Swimmer Time
1  Warren Kealoha (USA) 1:15.2
2  Ray Kegeris (USA) 1:16.8
3  Gérard Blitz (BEL) 1:19.0
4  Perry McGillivray (USA) 1:19.4
5  Harold Kruger (USA)

References[edit]

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report.  (French)
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich". Retrieved 2 May 2008.  (Polish)