Swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke

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Swimming at the
1936 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The women's 100 metre backstroke was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the fourth appearance of the event, which was established in 1924. The competition was held from Tuersday August 11, 1936, to Thursday August 13, 1936.

Twenty-one swimmers from 14 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Nida Senff
 Netherlands
Rie Mastenbroek
 Netherlands
Alice Bridges
 United States

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1936 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:15.8 Netherlands Rie Mastenbroek Amsterdam (NED) February 27, 1936
Olympic Record 1:18.3 United States Eleanor Holm Los Angeles (USA) August 9, 1932

Nida Senff set a new Olympic record in the first heat with 1:16.2 minutes.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Tuersday August 11, 1936: The fastest four in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Nida Senff (NED) 1:16.6 QQ OR
2  Tove Bruunstrøm (DEN) 1:20.4 QQ
3  Lorna Frampton (GBR) 1:20.9 QQ
4  Anni Stolte (GER) 1:23.1 QQ
5  Kitty Mackay (AUS) 1:24.6
6  Irén Győrffy (HUN) 1:25.8
7  Noel Oxenbury (CAN) 1:28.9
8  Sieglinda Zigler (BRA) 1:32.0

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Alice Bridges (USA) 1:19.2 QQ
2  Truus Kerkmeester (NED) 1:21.2 QQ
3  Phyllis Harding (GBR) 1:22.1 QQ
4  Pat Norton (AUS) 1:22.3 QQ
5  Christel Rupke (GER) 1:23.7
6  Thérèse Blondeau (FRA) 1:23.8
7  Roma Wagner (AUT) 1:28.4

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Edith Motridge (USA) 1:21.0 QQ
2  Rie Mastenbroek (NED) 1:22.0 QQ
3  Audrey Hancock (GBR) 1:23.6 QQ
4  Tove Nielsen (DEN) 1:25.3 QQ
5  Mary McConkey (CAN) 1:25.3
6  Yeung Sauking (ROC) 1:36.4

Semifinals[edit]

Wednesday August 12, 1936: The fastest three in each semi-final and the fastest fourth-placed advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Nida Senff (NED) 1:17.1 QQ
2  Edith Motridge (USA) 1:19.1 QQ
3  Tove Bruunstrøm (DEN) 1:19.1 QQ
4  Phyllis Harding (GBR) 1:19.8 qq
5  Anni Stolte (GER) 1:21.7
6  Pat Norton (AUS) 1:21.9

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Rie Mastenbroek (NED) 1:19.1 QQ
2  Lorna Frampton (GBR) 1:19.6 QQ
3  Alice Bridges (USA) 1:20.4 QQ
4  Truus Kerkmeester (NED) 1:21.3
5  Audrey Hancock (GBR) 1:21.6
6  Tove Nielsen (DEN) 1:22.0

Final[edit]

Thursday August 13, 1936:

Place Swimmer Time
1  Nida Senff (NED) 1:18.9
2  Rie Mastenbroek (NED) 1:19.2
3  Alice Bridges (USA) 1:19.4
4  Edith Motridge (USA) 1:19.6
5  Tove Bruunstrøm (DEN) 1:20.4
6  Lorna Frampton (GBR) 1:20.6
7  Phyllis Harding (GBR) 1:21.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 16 September 2016. 

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