Swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke
|Swimming at the
1932 Summer Olympics
The men's 100 metre backstroke was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the sixth appearance of the event, which was established in 1908. The competition was held from Wednesday August 10, 1932 to Friday August 12, 1932.
Sixteen swimmers from nine nations competed.
| Masaji Kiyokawa
| Toshio Irie
| Kentaro Kawatsu
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1932 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||1:08.2||George Kojac||Amsterdam (NED)||August 9, 1928|
|Olympic Record||1:08.2||George Kojac||Amsterdam (NED)||August 9, 1928|
Wednesday August 10, 1932: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced to the final.
|1||Masaji Kiyokawa (JPN)||1:08.9|
|2||Robert Kerber (USA)||1:13.0|
|3||Robert Halloran (CAN)||1:14.2|
|4||Eskil Lundahl (SWE)||1:16.4|
|1||Dan Zehr (USA)||1:09.9|
|2||Ernst Küppers (GER)||1:10.2|
|3||Kentaro Kawatsu (JPN)||1:10.9|
|4||Willie Francis (GBR)||1:12.9|
|5||Benvenuto Nunes (BRA)||1:21.0|
|1||Toshio Irie (JPN)||1:11.3|
|2||Munroe Bourne (CAN)||1:14.3|
|3||Jorge de Paula (BRA)||1:29.2|
|4||Marcel Noual (FRA)||DSQ|
|1||William Karlsen (NOR)||1:13.7|
|2||Gordon Chalmers (USA)||1:17.2|
|3||Dennis Walker (CAN)||1:21.0|
Thursday August 11, 1932: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced to the final.
|1||Masaji Kiyokawa (JPN)||1:09.0|
|2||Ernst Küppers (GER)||1:09.8|
|3||Kentaro Kawatsu (JPN)||1:10.2|
|4||Gordon Chalmers (USA)||1:11.6|
|5||William Karlsen (NOR)||1:13.3|
|1||Toshio Irie (JPN)||1:10.9|
|2||Dan Zehr (USA)||1:11.6|
|3||Robert Kerber (USA)||1:13.0|
|4||Munroe Bourne (CAN)||1:13.9|
Friday August 12, 1932: Ernst Küppers who seems to be the main rival of the Japanese swimmers committed a false start, maybe this was the reason why he was only able to finish fifth.
|1||Masaji Kiyokawa (JPN)||1:08.6|
|2||Toshio Irie (JPN)||1:09.8|
|3||Kentaro Kawatsu (JPN)||1:10.0|
|4||Dan Zehr (USA)||1:10.9|
|5||Ernst Küppers (GER)||1:11.3|
|6||Robert Kerber (USA)||1:12.8|
- Olympic Report
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich". Retrieved 7 November 2008. (Polish)