Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women'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 women's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place between September 1 and 2. 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  Melissa Belote
United States (USA)
Silver  Andrea Gyarmati
Hungary (HUN)
Bronze  Susie Atwood
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Melissa Belote United States 1:05.78 OR
2 Andrea Gyarmati Hungary 1:06.26
3 Susie Atwood United States 1:06.34
4 Karen Moe United States 1:06.69
5 Wendy Cook-Hogg Canada 1:06.70
6 Enith Brigitha Netherlands 1:06.82
7 Christine Herbst East Germany 1:07.27
8 Silke Pielen West Germany 1:07.36

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]