Swimming at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

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Swimming at the
1952 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 men's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place between July 30 and August 1, at the Swimming Stadium. 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  Yoshi Oyakawa
United States (USA)
Silver  Gilbert Bozon
France (FRA)
Bronze  Jack Taylor
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Yoshi Oyakawa United States 1:05.4 OR
2 Gilbert Bozon France 1:06.2
3 Jack Taylor United States 1:06.4
4 Allen Stack United States 1:07.6
5 Pedro Galvão Argentina 1:07.7
6 Bert Wardrop Great Britain 1:07.8
7 Boris Škanata Yugoslavia 1:08.1
8 Lin Meiring South Africa 1:08.3

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]