Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

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Swimming events at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
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 backstroke event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place between August 28 and 29. 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  Roland Matthes
East Germany (GDR)
Silver  Mike Stamm
United States (USA)
Bronze  John Murphy
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Roland Matthes East Germany 56.58 OR
2 Mike Stamm United States 57.70
3 John Murphy United States 58.35
4 Mitch Ivey United States 58.48
5 Igor Grivennikov Soviet Union 59.50
6 Lutz Wanja East Germany 59.80
7 Jürgen Krüger East Germany 59.80
8 Tadashi Honda Japan 1:00.41

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]