Swimming at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

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Swimming at the
1952 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 men's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place between July 30 and August 1, at the Swimming Stadium.[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 Yoshi Oyakawa
 United States
Silver Gilbert Bozon
 France
Bronze Jack Taylor
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Gilbert Bozon  France 1:07.8
2 Allen Stack  United States 1:08.9
3 Bert Wardrop  Great Britain 1:09.9
4 Jitse van der Veen  Netherlands 1:10.5
5 Norihiko Kurahashi  Japan 1:10.7
6 Vladimir Lopatin  Soviet Union 1:10.8
7 Lucien Beaumont  Canada 1:14.2
8 Khamlillal Shah  India 1:18.3

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Pedro Galvão  Argentina 1:08.1
2 Yasumasu Nishino  Japan 1:10.1
3 Clemente Mejía  Mexico 1:10.7
4 Helmut Koppelstätter  Austria 1:11.9
5 Hermann Gericke  Switzerland 1:12.6
6 Jerzy Boniecki  Poland 1:13.4
7 Eurico Surgey  Portugal 1:13.7

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Jack Taylor  United States 1:07.2
2 Boris Škanata  Yugoslavia 1:07.5
3 João Gonçalves Filho  Brazil 1:09.7
4 Ladislav Bačík  Czechoslovakia 1:10.2
5 Imre Nyéki  Hungary 1:10.6
6 Peter Salmon  Canada 1:13.8
7 Tom Pettersen  Norway 1:15.4

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Yoshi Oyakawa  United States 1:06.0
2 Lin Meiring  South Africa 1:08.5
3 Fernando Pavan  Brazil 1:09.1
4 Jitse van der Veen  Netherlands 1:09.1
5 Bijoy Barman  India 1:27.3

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 John Brockway  Great Britain 1:08.8
2 Lucien Zins  France 1:09.7
3 Ilo da Fonseca  Brazil 1:09.9
4 Leonid Sagayduk  Soviet Union 1:11.4
5 Wu Chuanyu  China 1:12.3
6 Eduardo Barbeiro  Portugal 1:13.0

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Egidio Massaria  Italy 1:08.8
2 Viktor Solovyov  Soviet Union 1:09.5
3 Lincoln Hurring  New Zealand 1:09.6
4 László Gyöngyösi  Hungary 1:10.0
5 Frank O'Neill  Australia 1:10.5
6 Erkki Marttinen  Finland 1:15.2

Tie-breaker

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Bert Wardrop  Great Britain 1:07.8
2 Ilo da Fonseca  Brazil 1:09.5

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Yoshi Oyakawa  United States 1:05.4 OR
2 Gilbert Bozon  France 1:06.2
3 Jack Taylor  United States 1:06.4
4 Allen Stack  United States 1:07.6
5 Pedro Galvão  Argentina 1:07.7
6 Bert Wardrop  Great Britain 1:07.8
7 Boris Škanata  Yugoslavia 1:08.1
8 Lin Meiring  South Africa 1:08.3

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 24 September 2016.