Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 yard backstroke

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Men's 100 yard backstroke
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Forest Park
Date September 6
Competitors 6 from 2 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Walter Brack  Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Georg Hoffmann  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Georg Zacharias  Germany
1908
(100 m) →
Swimming at the
1904 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
Freestyle
50 yard   men  
100 yard men
220 yard men
440 yard men
880 yard men
1 mile men
Backstroke
100 yard men
Breaststroke
440 yard men
Freestyle relay
4×50 yard men

The men's 100 yard backstroke was a swimming event held as part of the Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the first time the event was held at such a distance at the Olympics and the only time yards rather than metres were used.

6 swimmers from 2 nations competed.

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Final
Gold  Walter Brack (GER) 1:16.8
Silver  Georg Hoffmann (GER)
Bronze  Georg Zacharias (GER)
4.  Bill Orthwein (USA)
5-6  David Hammond (USA)
 Edwin Swatek (USA)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games: Men's 100 Yard Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 

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