Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke

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Swimming at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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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 event at the 1948 Olympic Games took place between August 3 and 5, at the Empire Pool. This swimming event used the backstroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Karen Harup
Denmark (DEN)
Silver  Suzanne Zimmerman
United States (USA)
Bronze  Judy-Joy Davies
Australia (AUS)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Karen Harup Denmark 1:14.4 OR
2 Suzanne Zimmerman United States 1:16.0
3 Judy-Joy Davies Australia 1:16.7
4 Ilona Novák Hungary 1:18.4
5 Ria van der Horst Netherlands 1:18.8
6 Dicky van Ekris Netherlands 1:18.9
7 Muriel Mellon United States 1:19.0
8 Greetje Gaillard Netherlands 1:19.1

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]