Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke

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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 women's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place between October 22 and 23. 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  Kaye Hall
United States (USA)
Silver  Elaine Tanner
Canada (CAN)
Bronze  Jane Swagerty
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Kaye Hall United States 1:06.2 WR
2 Elaine Tanner Canada 1:06.7
3 Jane Swagerty United States 1:08.1
4 Kendis Moore United States 1:08.3
5 Andrea Gyarmati Hungary 1:09.1
6 Lynne Watson Australia 1:09.1
7 Sylvie Canet France 1:09.3
8 Glenda Stirling New Zealand 1:10.6

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]