Swimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke

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Swimming at the
1964 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men women
400 m men women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m women
200 m men
Breaststroke
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m women
200 m men
Individual medley
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1964 Olympic Games took place between October 13 and 14.[1] This swimming event used backstroke. Because an Olympic-size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Cathy Ferguson
 United States
Silver Kiki Caron
 France
Bronze Ginny Duenkel
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Nina Harmer  United States 1:09.8
2 Satoko Tanaka  Japan 1:10.0
3 Linda Ludgrove  Great Britain 1:10.3
4 Helga Schmidt-Neuber  Germany 1:11.4
5 Helen Kennedy  Canada 1:12.5
6 Belinda Woosley  Australia 1:15.3
7 Jovina Tseng  Malaysia 1:20.7

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Ginny Duenkel  United States 1:08.9
2 Eileen Weir  Canada 1:09.7
3 Michiko Kihara  Japan 1:11.1
4 Kirsten Michaelsen  Denmark 1:11.2
5 Tatyana Savelyeva  Soviet Union 1:11.8
6 Mária Balla-Lantos  Hungary 1:12.0
7 Bep Weeteling  Netherlands 1:13.1
8 Ursula Seitz  Austria 1:13.3

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Cathy Ferguson  United States 1:08.8
2 Françoise Borie  France 1:11.8
3 Petra Nerger  Germany 1:12.1
4 Sylvia Lewis  Great Britain 1:12.2
5 Ria van Velsen  Netherlands 1:12.2
6 Marlene Dayman  Australia 1:12.9
7 Anneliese Rockenbach  Venezuela 1:14.1
8 Margaret Harding  Puerto Rico 1:19.5

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Kiki Caron  France 1:08.5
2 Jill Norfolk  Great Britain 1:10.6
3 Ingrid Schmidt  Germany 1:11.1
4 Nataliya Mikhaylova  Soviet Union 1:11.4
5 Corrie Winkel  Netherlands 1:11.6
6 Nanette Duncan  Australia 1:12.4
7 Susana Peper  Argentina 1:13.2
8 Jeon Ok-ja  South Korea 1:21.7

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Cathy Ferguson  United States 1:07.7 WR
2 Kiki Caron  France 1:07.9
3 Ginny Duenkel  United States 1:08.0
4 Satoko Tanaka  Japan 1:08.6
5 Nina Harmer  United States 1:09.4
6 Linda Ludgrove  Great Britain 1:09.5
7 Eileen Weir  Canada 1:09.8
8 Jill Norfolk  Great Britain 1:11.2

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 1 November 2016.