Swimming at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Women'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 women's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place on 29–31 July 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 Joan Harrison
 South Africa
Silver Geertje Wielema
 Netherlands
Bronze Jean Stewart
 New Zealand

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Eight fastest swimmer advanced to the finals.

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Geertje Wielema  Netherlands 1:13.8 Q
2 Jean Stewart  New Zealand 1:16.0 Q
3 Margaret McDowell  Great Britain 1:17.5 Q
4 Barbara Stark  United States 1:17.9 Q
5 Gerda Olsen  Denmark 1:20.1
6 Anneli Haaranen  Finland 1:21.7

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ria van der Horst  Netherlands 1:17.0 Q
2 Gertrud Herrbruck  Germany 1:17.8 Q
3 Mary Freeman  United States 1:18.0
4 Edith de Oliveira  Brazil 1:20.0
5 Lenora Fisher  Canada 1:22.9
6 Irena Milnikiel  Poland 1:25.5
7 Doris Gontersweiler-Vetterli  Switzerland 1:26.5

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Joan Harrison  South Africa 1:14.7 Q
2 Joke de Korte  Netherlands 1:15.8 Q
3 Pauline Musgrave  Great Britain 1:19.6
4 Magdolna Hunyadfy  Hungary 1:19.6
5 Coralie O'Connor  United States 1:19.7
6 Margareta Westeson  Sweden 1:22.7
7 Erna Herbers  Germany 1:23.1

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Joan Harrison  South Africa 1:14.3 '
2 Geertje Wielema  Netherlands 1:14.5
3 Jean Stewart  New Zealand 1:15.8
4 Joke de Korte  Netherlands 1:15.8
5 Barbara Stark  United States 1:16.2
6 Gertrud Herrbruck  Germany 1:18.0
7 Margaret McDowell  Great Britain 1:18.4
Ria van der Horst  Netherlands DSQ

Key: DSQ = Disqualified

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