Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

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Swimming at the
1960 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
Butterfly
100 m   women
200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between August 30 and 31. This swimming event used backstroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  David Theile
Australia (AUS)
Silver  Frank McKinney
United States (USA)
Bronze  Bob Bennett
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Five heats were held; the fastest sixteen swimmers advanced to the Semifinals. The swimmers that advanced to the Semifinals are highlighted.

Heat One[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 John Monckton Australia 1:04.4
2 József Csikány Hungary 1:04.5
3 Wolfgang Wagner Germany 1:04.7
4 Kazuo Tomita Japan 1:04.7
5 Herman Verbauwen Belgium 1:05.0
6 Julio Cabrera Spain 1:06.5
7 Raúl Cerqueira Portugal 1:06.7
8 Dimitrios Kolovos Greece 1:13.8

Heat Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Bob Bennett United States 1:02.0
2 Leonid Barbiyer Soviet Union 1:03.5
3 Jürgen Dietze Germany 1:04.0
4 Jan Jiskoot Netherlands 1:05.9
5 Friedrich Suda Austria 1:06.0
6 Mihovil Dorčić Yugoslavia 1:06.0
7 Joram Shnider Israel 1:11.1
8 Ünsal Fikirci Turkey 1:15.2

Heat Three[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Robert Christophe France 1:04.0
2 Graham Sykes Great Britain 1:04.8
3 Bob Wheaton Canada 1:05.7
4 Bengt-Olov Almstedt Sweden 1:05.9
5 Alejandro Gaxiola Mexico 1:05.9
6 Athos de Oliveira Brazil 1:07.9
7 Rudy Muller Luxembourg 1:12.3

Heat Four[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 David Theile Australia 1:03.1
2 Veiko Siimar Soviet Union 1:04.6
3 Giuseppe Avellone Italy 1:05.4
4 Haydn Rigby Great Britain 1:06.2
5 Kazuo Watanabe Japan 1:08.4
6 Lorenzo Cortez Philippines 1:08.7
7 Rolf Burggraf Switzerland 1:11.0

Heat Five[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Frank McKinney United States 1:02.4
2 Pedro Diz Argentina 1:04.7
3 Stig-Olof Grenner Finland 1:04.7
4 Claude Raffy France 1:05.8
5 Gilberto Elsa Italy 1:05.8
6 Enrique Rabell Mexico 1:08.0
7 János Konrád Hungary 1:19.9

Semifinals[edit]

Two heats were held; the fastest eight swimmers advanced to the Finals. Those that advanced are highlighted.

Semifinal One[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 David Theile Australia 1:03.1
2 Robert Christophe France 1:03.7
3 Bob Bennett United States 1:03.7
4 John Monckton Australia 1:03.8
5 Veiko Siimar Soviet Union 1:04.6
6 Kazuo Tomita Japan 1:05.2
7 Stig-Olof Grenner Finland 1:05.2
8 Herman Verbauwen Belgium 1:06.2

Semifinal Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Frank McKinney United States 1:03.8
2 Wolfgang Wagner Germany 1:03.9
3 Leonid Barbiyer Soviet Union 1:04.3
4 Jürgen Dietze Germany 1:04.7
5 Graham Sykes Great Britain 1:04.7
6 Pedro Diz Argentina 1:05.0
7 József Csikány Hungary 1:05.2
8 Giuseppe Avellone Italy 1:06.5

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 David Theile Australia 1:01.9 OR
2 Frank McKinney United States 1:02.1
3 Bob Bennett United States 1:02.3
4 Robert Christophe France 1:03.2
5 Leonid Barbiyer Soviet Union 1:03.5
6 Wolfgang Wagner Germany 1:03.5
7 John Monckton Australia 1:04.1
8 Veiko Siimar Soviet Union 1:04.6

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]