Swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke
|Men's 100 meter backstroke
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
|Venue||Stade Nautique d'Antwerp|
|Competitors||12 from 6 nations|
|Swimming at the
1920 Summer Olympics
A total of 12 swimmers from six nations competed in the event, which was held on Sunday, August 22 and on Monday, August 23, 1920.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||1:15.6||Otto Fahr||Magdeburg (GER)||April 29, 1912|
|Olympic Record||1:20.8||Harry Hebner||Stockholm (SWE)||July 10, 1912|
Sunday, August 22, 1920: The fastest two in each semi-final and the faster of the two third-placed swimmer advanced to the final.
|1||Ray Kegeris (USA)||1:17.8||Q OR|
|2||Harold Kruger (USA)||1:19.0||Q|
|3||Gaspard Lemaire (BEL)||1:28.0|
|4||Asbjørn Wang (NOR)||1:28.2|
|5||Henri Matter (FRA)|
|6||George Robertson (GBR)|
|1||Warren Kealoha (USA)||1:14.8||Q WR|
|2||Gérard Blitz (BEL)||1:18.6||Q|
|3||Perry McGillivray (USA)||1:20.4||q|
|4||Per Holmström (SWE)||1:26.0|
|5||George Webster (GBR)|
|6||Daniel Lehu (FRA)|
Monday, August 23, 1920:
|1||Warren Kealoha (USA)||1:15.2|
|2||Ray Kegeris (USA)||1:16.8|
|3||Gérard Blitz (BEL)||1:19.0|
|4||Perry McGillivray (USA)||1:19.4|
|5||Harold Kruger (USA)|
- "Swimming at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
- Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French).
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 2 May 2008.