Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke
|Swimming at the
1928 Summer Olympics
The women's 100 metre backstroke was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second appearance of the event, which was established in 1924. The competition was held on Thursday August 9, 1928 and on Saturday August 11, 1928.
Twelve swimmers from seven nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||1:22.0||Willy den Turk||Rotterdam (NED)||July 10, 1927|
|Olympic Record||1:23.2||Sybil Bauer||Paris (FRA)||July 20, 1924|
Thursday August 9, 1928: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced to the final.
|1||Ellen King (GBR)||1:22.0||QF =WR|
|2||Marian Gilman (USA)||1:24.0||QF|
|3||Ena Stockley (NZL)||1:25.4||qf|
|1||Marie Braun (NED)||1:21.6||QF WR|
|2||Lisa Lindstrom (USA)||1:23.0||QF|
|3||Phyllis Harding (GBR)||1:27.8|
|4||Bonnie Mealing (AUS)|
|1||Eleanor Holm (USA)||1:23.6||QF|
|2||Joyce Cooper (GBR)||1:24.2||QF|
|3||Jeanne Grendel (NED)||1:26.2|
|4||Else Jacobsen (DEN)||1:31.5|
|5||Marie-Jeanne Bernard (LUX)|
Saturday August 11, 1928:
|1||Marie Braun (NED)||1:22.0|
|2||Ellen King (GBR)||1:22.2|
|3||Joyce Cooper (GBR)||1:22.8|
|4||Marian Gilman (USA)||1:24.2|
|5||Eleanor Holm (USA)||1:24.4|
|Lisa Lindstrom (USA)||1:24.4|
|7||Ena Stockley (NZL)||1:24.4|
- "Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 9 September 2016.