Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

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Men's 100 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Dates August 15, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 16, 2004 (final)
Competitors 45 from 39 nations
Winning time 54.06
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Austria
Bronze medal    Japan
«2000 2008»
Swimming events at the
2004 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
50 m   men   women
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 women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 100 metre backstroke event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 15 and 16.[1]

U.S. swimmer Aaron Peirsol won a gold medal in this event, outside an Olympic record time of 54.06 seconds. Markus Rogan captured Austria's first ever medal in swimming after a hundred years, earning the silver at 54.35. Japan's Tomomi Morita, on the other hand, edged out defending Olympic champion and world record holder Lenny Krayzelburg to take a bronze by two hundredths of a second (0.02), breaking an Asian record time of 54.36 seconds.[2][3]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record  Lenny Krayzelburg (USA) 53.60 Sydney, Australia 22 August 1999
Olympic record  Lenny Krayzelburg (USA) 53.72 Sydney, Australia 17 September 2000

No new records were set during this competition.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 3 Tomomi Morita Japan 54.41 Q
2 6 4 Aaron Peirsol United States 54.65 Q
3 4 6 László Cseh Hungary 54.80 Q
4 5 3 Markus Rogan Austria 54.87 Q
4 6 5 Lenny Krayzelburg United States 54.87 Q
6 5 5 Steffen Driesen Germany 54.92 Q
7 4 4 Arkady Vyatchanin Russia 55.17 Q
8 6 6 Alex Lim Keng Liat Malaysia 55.22 Q
9 5 4 Matt Welsh Australia 55.35 Q
10 4 5 Ouyang Kunpeng China 55.50 Q
11 4 3 Marco di Carli Germany 55.58 Q
12 5 1 Gerhard Zandberg South Africa 55.62 Q
13 6 7 Simon Dufour France 55.76 Q
14 5 6 Gregor Tait Great Britain 55.77 Q
14 6 1 Răzvan Florea Romania 55.77 Q
16 3 5 Gordan Kožulj Croatia 55.80 Q
17 3 2 Aristeidis Grigoriadis Greece 55.85
17 5 2 Josh Watson Australia 55.85
19 4 2 Yevgeny Aleshin Russia 55.91
20 3 6 Ryan Pini Papua New Guinea 55.97
21 5 8 Pierre Roger France 56.07
22 4 7 Cameron Gibson New Zealand 56.14
23 4 1 Adam Mania Poland 56.20
24 3 3 Darius Grigalionis Lithuania 56.21
25 2 5 Nicholas Neckles Barbados 56.32
26 3 7 Derya Büyükuncu Turkey 56.34
27 2 6 Ľuboš Križko Slovakia 56.62
27 4 8 Volodymyr Nikolaychuk Ukraine 56.62
27 5 7 Matthew Rose Canada 56.62
30 2 4 Sung Min South Korea 56.78
31 3 4 Ahmed Hussein Egypt 56.86
32 3 1 Paulo Machado Brazil 57.07
33 3 8 Eduardo German Otero Argentina 57.28
34 6 8 Péter Horváth Hungary 57.29
35 6 2 Aschwin Wildeboer Faber Spain 57.35
36 2 2 Matti Mäki Finland 57.57
37 2 3 George Gleason Virgin Islands 57.64
38 1 3 Chris Vythoulkas Bahamas 58.31 NR
39 2 1 Brendan Ashby Zimbabwe 58.91
40 2 7 Igor Beretić Serbia and Montenegro 59.38
41 1 4 Stanislav Osinsky Kazakhstan 59.92
42 1 5 Alexandru Ivlev Moldova 1:00.13
43 2 8 Danil Bugakov Uzbekistan 1:02.28
44 1 6 Omar Abu Fares Jordan 1:02.36
45 1 2 Donnie Defreitas Saint Vincent and the Grenadines DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Aaron Peirsol United States 54.34 Q
2 5 Markus Rogan Austria 54.42 Q
3 3 Steffen Driesen Germany 54.64 Q
4 2 Ouyang Kunpeng China 55.28
5 1 Gregor Tait Great Britain 55.31
6 7 Gerhard Zandberg South Africa 55.76
7 8 Gordan Kožulj Croatia 56.02
8 6 Alex Lim Keng Liat Malaysia 56.08

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Tomomi Morita Japan 54.62 Q
2 3 Lenny Krayzelburg United States 54.63 Q
3 2 Matt Welsh Australia 54.69 Q
4 5 László Cseh Hungary 54.86 Q
5 7 Marco di Carli Germany 55.03 Q
6 6 Arkady Vyatchanin Russia 55.20
7 8 Răzvan Florea Romania 55.27
8 1 Simon Dufour France 56.15

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st 4 Aaron Peirsol United States 54.06
2nd 5 Markus Rogan Austria 54.35
3rd 3 Tomomi Morita Japan 54.36 AS
4 6 Lenny Krayzelburg United States 54.38
5 7 Matt Welsh Australia 54.52
6 1 László Cseh Hungary 54.61
7 2 Steffen Driesen Germany 54.63
8 8 Marco di Carli Germany 55.27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Stephen (16 August 2004). "Backstroke Double to USA – Aaron Peirsol Wins his First Individual Gold". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Peirsol captures gold in Athens". Daily Pilot. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 

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