Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

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Swimming at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place between October 21 and 22. 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 Roland Matthes
 East Germany
Silver Charlie Hickcox
 United States
Bronze Ronnie Mills
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Roland Matthes East Germany 58.7 OR
2 Charlie Hickcox United States 1:00.2
3 Ronnie Mills United States 1:00.5
4 Larry Barbiere United States 1:01.1
5 Jim Shaw Canada 1:01.4
6 Bob Schoutsen Netherlands 1:01.8
7 Reinhard Blechert West Germany 1:01.9
8 Franco Del Campo Italy 1:02.0

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]