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

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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 breaststroke event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place between August 29 and August 30. This swimming event used the breaststroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Nobutaka Taguchi
Japan (JPN)
Silver  Tom Bruce
United States (USA)
Bronze  John Hencken
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Nobutaka Taguchi Japan 1:04.94 WR
2 Tom Bruce United States 1:05.43
3 John Hencken United States 1:05.61
4 Mark Chatfield United States 1:06.01
5 Walter Kusch West Germany 1:06.23
6 José Sylvio Fiolo Brazil 1:06.24
7 Nikolay Pankin Soviet Union 1:06.36
8 David Wilkie Great Britain 1:06.52

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]