Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre butterfly

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Swimming at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 100 metre butterfly event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place between October 20 and 21. This swimming event used the butterfly stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Doug Russell
United States (USA)
Silver  Mark Spitz
United States (USA)
Bronze  Ross Wales
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Doug Russell United States 55.9 OR
2 Mark Spitz United States 56.4
3 Ross Wales United States 57.2
4 Vladimir Nemshilov Soviet Union 58.1
5 Satoshi Maruya Japan 58.6
6 Yury Suzdaltsev Soviet Union 58.8
7 Lutz Stocklasa West Germany 58.9
8 Robert Cusack Australia 59.8

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]