Swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke

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Women's 100 metre backstroke
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Date July 19–20
Competitors 10 from 5 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    United States
  1928»
Swimming at the
1924 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The women's 100 metre backstroke was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first appearance of the event, as women only swam freestyle events before this Games. The competition was held on Saturday July 19, 1924 and on Sunday July 20, 1924.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:22.4 United States Sybil Bauer Miami (USA) January 6, 1924
Olympic Record - none - -

In the first heat Sybil Bauer set the first Olympic record with 1:24.0 minutes. In the final she bettered her own record to 1:23.2 minutes.

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Saturday July 19, 1924: 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  Sybil Bauer (USA) 1:24.0 QQ OR
2  Phyllis Harding (GBR) 1:29.4 QQ
3  Florence Chambers (USA) 1:32.0 qq
4  Ellen King (GBR) 1:38.2
5  Lucienne Rouet (FRA) 1:43.8

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Aileen Riggin (USA) 1:29.6 QQ
2  Jarmila Müllerová (TCH) 1:37.0 QQ
3  Helen Boyle (GBR) 1:43.0
4  Alice Stoffel (FRA) 1:44.0
5  Renée Brasseur (LUX) 1:51.4

Final[edit]

Sunday July 20, 1924:

Place Swimmer Time
1  Sybil Bauer (USA) 1:23.2 OR
2  Phyllis Harding (GBR) 1:27.4
3  Aileen Riggin (USA) 1:28.2
4  Florence Chambers (USA) 1:30.8
5  Jarmila Müllerová (TCH) 1:31.2

References[edit]