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

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Swimming at the
1960 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
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 women's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between September 1 and 3. 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  Lynn Burke
United States (USA)
Silver  Natalie Steward
Great Britain (GBR)
Bronze  Satoko Tanaka
Japan (JPN)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Eight fastest swimmers from the heats advanced to the finals.

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Laura Ranwell South Africa 1:12.0 Q
2 Nadine Delache France 1:12.5 Q
3 Larisa Viktorova Soviet Union 1:12.8
4 Sara Barber Canada 1:13.4
5 Gerganiya Beckitt Australia 1:13.7
6 Lynette Cooper Rhodesia 1:15.8
7 Anneliese Rockenbach Venezuela 1:18.6
8 Anna Temesvári Hungary 1:21.5

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Lynn Burke United States 1:09.4 Q
2 Ethel Ward Petersen Denmark 1:12.6
3 Ingrid Schmidt Germany 1:13.1
4 Marilyn Wilson Australia 1:13.8
5 Rini Dobber Netherlands 1:14.2
6 Lyudmila Klipova Soviet Union 1:14.5
7 Doris Gontersweiler-Vetterli Switzerland 1:19.6
8 Simone Theis Luxembourg 1:23.9

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ria van Velsen Netherlands 1:11.1 Q
2 Satoko Tanaka Japan 1:11.5 Q
3 Natalie Steward Great Britain 1:12.0 Q
4 Helga Schmidt-Neuber Germany 1:13.3
5 Magda Dávid Hungary 1:15.7
6 Arletta Faidiga Italy 1:18.5
7 Anne Van Parijs Belgium 1:20.4

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Sylvia Lewis Great Britain 1:12.2 Q
2 Rosy Piacentini France 1:12.2 Q
3 Nina Harmer United States 1:13.8
4 Kirsten Michaelsen Denmark 1:14.3
5 Dorothy Sutcliffe Rhodesia 1:15.2
6 Daniela Serpilli Italy 1:20.3
7 Lore Trittner Austria 1:20.8

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Lynn Burke United States 1:09.3 OR
2 Natalie Steward Great Britain 1:10.8
3 Satoko Tanaka Japan 1:11.4
4 Laura Ranwell South Africa 1:11.4
5 Rosy Piacentini France 1:11.4
6 Sylvia Lewis Great Britain 1:11.8
7 Ria van Velsen Netherlands 1:12.1
8 Nadine Delache France 1:12.4

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]