Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke

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The women's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1956 Olympic Games took place December 5.[1] This swimming event used backstroke. 23 swimmers from 14 countries competed in this swimming event. Because an Olympic-size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Judy Grinham
 Great Britain
Silver Carin Cone
 United States
Bronze Margaret Edwards
 Great Britain

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Eight fastest swimmers advanced to the finals.

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Judy Grinham  Great Britain 1:13.1 Q
2 Maria Both  Romania 1:15.8
3 Liudmyla Klipova  Soviet Union 1:16.1
4 Mary Anne Marchino  United States 1:16.2
5 Elżbieta Gellner  Poland 1:16.2
6 Pam Singleton  Australia 1:17.0
7 Lenora Fisher  Canada 1:17.5
8 Ginette Jany-Sendral  France 1:19.1

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Carin Cone  United States 1:13.9 Q
2 Gerganiya Beckitt  Australia 1:14.8 Q
3 Julie Hoyle  Great Britain 1:15.0 Q
4 Éva Pajor  Hungary 1:15.3
5 Jean Stewart  New Zealand 1:15.4
6 Moira Abernethy  South Africa 1:15.4
7 Jocelyn von Giese  Philippines 1:20.0

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Margaret Edwards  Great Britain 1:13.0 Q
2 Sara Barber  Canada 1:14.3 Q
3 Helga Schmidt-Neuber  United Team of Germany 1:14.8 Q
4 Maureen Murphy  United States 1:14.8 Q
5 Patricia Huntingford  Australia 1:16.0
6 Philippa Gould  New Zealand 1:17.5
7 Judit Temes  Hungary 1:17.6
8 Martha Gultom  Indonesia 1:21.7

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Judy Grinham  Great Britain 1:12.9 WR
2 Carin Cone  United States 1:12.9 =WR
3 Margaret Edwards  Great Britain 1:13.1
4 Helga Schmidt-Neuber  United Team of Germany 1:13.4
5 Maureen Murphy  United States 1:14.1
6 Julie Hoyle  Great Britain 1:14.3
7 Sara Barber  Canada 1:14.3
8 Gerganiya Beckitt  Australia 1:14.7

Key: WR = World record

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