Swimming at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Women's 100 metre backstroke

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Women's 100 metre backstroke
at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships
Dates September 5, 1973
Competitors 24 from 17 nations
Winning time 1:05.427
Medalists
Gold medal    East Germany
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Canada
  1975»
1973 FINA
World Championships

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Diving
Individual
3 m men women
10 m men women
Swimming
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
Synchronised swimming
Solo women
Duet women
Team women
Water polo

The women's 100 metre backstroke competition of the swimming events at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships took place on September 5.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.

World record  Ulrike Richter (GDR) 1:04.99 Belgrade, Yugoslavia 4 September 1973
Championship record  Ulrike Richter (GDR) 1:04.99 Belgrade, Yugoslavia 4 September 1973

No records were established during the competition.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

24 swimmers participated in 4 heats, qualified swimmers are listed:[1]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 - Ulrike Richter  East Germany 1:06.086 Q
2 1 - Andrea Gyarmati  Hungary 1:06.099 Q
3 3 - Melissa Belote  United States 1:06.231 Q
4 2 - Wendy Cook  Canada 1:06.275 Q
5 4 - Enith Brigitha  Netherlands 1:06.996 Q
6 4 - Linda Stimpson  United States 1:07.250 Q
7 1 - Josien Elzerman  Netherlands 1:07.519 Q
8 3 - Christine Herbst  East Germany 1:07.981 Q
9 2 - Sylvie Le Noach  France 1:07.986
10 2 - Linda Young  Australia 1:08.010
11 1 - Angelika Grieser  West Germany 1:08.468
12 3 - Donna-Marie Gurr  Canada 1:08.640
13 4 - Diana Olsson  Sweden 1:08.745
14 1 - Antonella Roncelli  Italy 1:08.945
15 1 - Sue Lewis  Australia 1:09.541
16 4 - P. Torrisi  Italy 1:10.165
17 3 - F. Chaunin  Belgium 1:10.902
18 3 - E. Kobielska  Poland 1:11.758
19 2 - H. Jayeti  Spain 1:12.431
20 1 - D. McSwain  Puerto Rico 1:12.432
21 2 - I. Golovanova  Soviet Union 1:12.585
22 2 - B. Fernandes  Brazil 1:13.109
23 4 - María Mock  Puerto Rico 1:17.270
24 2 - R. Okan  Turkey 1:17.723

Final[edit]

The results of the final are below.

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 - Ulrike Richter  East Germany 1:05.427
2 - Melissa Belote  United States 1:06.112
3 - Wendy Cook  Canada 1:06.271
4 - Andrea Gyarmati  Hungary 1:06.549
5 - Enith Brigitha  Netherlands 1:06.550
6 - Christine Herbst  East Germany 1:07.465
7 - Linda Stimpson  United States 1:07.698
8 - Josien Elzerman  Netherlands 1:07.900

References[edit]

  1. ^ "For the Record" (pdf). Swimming World Magazine: 73. October 1973. Retrieved 14 May 2013.