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

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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 butterfly event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place between August 30 and 31. 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  Mark Spitz
United States (USA)
Silver  Bruce Robertson
Canada (CAN)
Bronze  Jerry Heidenreich
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Dave Edgar United States 57.30 Q
2 Roger Pyttel East Germany 57.98 Q
3 Peter Remmel West Germany 58.97
4 Andrzej Chudziński Poland 1:00.22
5 Alain Mosconi France 1:00.23
6 Salvador Vilanova El Salvador 1:01.25
7 Martin Edwards Great Britain 1:01.29
8 Bruno Bassoul Lebanon 1:05.45

Key: Q = Qualified

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Bruce Robertson Canada 56.45 Q
2 István Szentirmay Hungary 58.07 Q
3 Sérgio Waismann Brazil 58.37 Q
4 Yasuhiro Komazaki Japan 59.71
5 Hugo Valencia Mexico 1:00.14
6 Feridun Aybars Turkey 1:04:46
7 Chhay-Kheng Nhem Khmer Republic 1:05.12
8 Wong Ronnie Hong Kong 1:07.50

Key: Q = Qualified

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Roland Matthes East Germany 57.16 Q
2 Neil Rogers Australia 57.40 Q
3 John Mills Great Britain 58.28 Q
4 Viktor Sharygin Soviet Union 58.40
5 Arturo Lang-Lenton Spain 59.22
6 Georgijs Kuļikovs Soviet Union 59.28
7 Dimitrios Karydis Greece 1:00.06
8 Roy Chan Singapore 1:02.24

Key: Q = Qualified

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Jerry Heidenreich United States 56.86 Q
2 Lutz Stoklasa West Germany 57.50 Q
3 Bob Kasting Canada 57.65 Q
4 Geoffrey Ferreira Trinidad and Tobago 58.26 Q
5 Jacques Leloup Belgium 58.77
6 Vladimir Krivtsov Soviet Union 59.83
7 Carlos Singson Philippines 1:02.11

Key: Q = Qualified

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mark Spitz United States 56.45 Q
2 Hartmut Flöckner East Germany 57.41 Q
3 Juan Carlos Bello Peru 57.54 Q
4 Byron MacDonald Canada 57.56 Q
5 Hans Lampe West Germany 59.00
6 Sean Maher Great Britain 59.50
7 Vasil Dobrev Bulgaria 1:00.07
8 Aleksandar Pavličević Yugoslavia 1:00.29

Key: Q = Qualified

Semifinals[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Roland Matthes East Germany 56.51 Q
2 Bruce Robertson Canada 56.86 Q
3 Byron MacDonald Canada 57.06 Q
4 Neil Rogers Australia 57.28 Q
5 Roger Pyttel East Germany 57.69
6 Sérgio Waismann Brazil 58.07
7 Lutz Stoklasa West Germany 58.33
8 Geoffrey Ferreira Trinidad and Tobago 58.54

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mark Spitz United States 55.98 Q
2 Jerry Heidenreich United States 56.18 Q
3 Dave Edgar United States 56.88 Q
4 Hartmut Flöckner East Germany 56.96 Q
5 Juan Carlos Bello Peru 57.51
6 Bob Kasting Canada 57.67
7 John Mills Great Britain 58.13
8 István Szentirmay Hungary 58.25

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mark Spitz United States 54.27 WR
2 Bruce Robertson Canada 55.56
3 Jerry Heidenreich United States 55.74
4 Roland Matthes East Germany 55.87
5 David Edgar United States 56.11
6 Byron MacDonald Canada 57.27
7 Hartmut Flöckner East Germany 57.40
8 Neil Rogers Australia 57.90

Key: WR = World record

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