Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke

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Swimming at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
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 event at the 1948 Olympic Games took place between August 3 and 5, at the Empire Pool.[1] This swimming event used the backstroke. Because an Olympic-size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Karen Harup
 Denmark
Silver Suzanne Zimmerman
 United States
Bronze Judy-Joy Davies
 Australia

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Karen Margrethe Harup  Denmark 1:15.6
2 Judy-Joy Davies  Australia 1:16.4
3 Suzanne Zimmerman  United States 1:16.8
4 Ilona Novák  Hungary 1:17.3
5 Greetje Gaillard  Netherlands 1:18.2
6 Helen Yate  Great Britain 1:18.3
7 Ria van der Horst  Netherlands 1:18.7
8 Muriel Mellon  United States 1:18.7
9 Ngaire Lane  New Zealand 1:18.8
10 Monique Berlioux  France 1:18.8
11 Barbara Jensen  United States 1:18.8
12 Dicky van Ekris  Netherlands 1:19.3
13 Cathie Gibson  Great Britain 1:19.7
14 Beryl Marshall  Argentina 1:20.9
15 Vera Ellery  Great Britain 1:20.9
16 Ingegerd Fredin  Sweden 1:21.2
17 Magda Bruggemann  Mexico 1:21.4
18 Bea Ballintijn  Norway 1:22.1
19 Edith de Oliveira  Brazil 1:22.5
20 Ginette Jany-Sendral  France 1:22.7
21 Kolbrún Ólafsdóttir  Iceland 1:25.6
22 Doris Gontersweiler-Vetterli  Switzerland 1:26.2
23 Joyce Court  Canada 1:26.8
24 Liliana Gonzalias  Argentina 1:26.9

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Karen Harup  Denmark 1:14.4 OR
2 Suzanne Zimmerman  United States 1:16.0
3 Judy-Joy Davies  Australia 1:16.7
4 Ilona Novák  Hungary 1:18.4
5 Ria van der Horst  Netherlands 1:18.8
6 Dicky van Ekris  Netherlands 1:18.9
7 Muriel Mellon  United States 1:19.0
8 Greetje Gaillard  Netherlands 1:19.1

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1948 London Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 21 September 2016.