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.[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 Roland Matthes
 East Germany
Silver Charlie Hickcox
 United States
Bronze Ronnie Mills
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Larry Barbiere  United States 1:01.9
2 Franco Chino  Italy 1:02.0
3 Reinhard Blechert  West Germany 1:02.7
4 Luis Angel Acosta  Mexico 1:06.5
5 Friedrich Jokisch  El Salvador 1:13.7

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Roland Matthes  East Germany 1:01.0
2 Santiago Esteva  Spain 1:03.0
3 Ejvind Pedersen  Denmark 1:03.5
4 Yevgeny Spiridonov  Soviet Union 1:04.2
5 Jesús Cabrera  Spain 1:04.8
6 Eliseo Vidal  Cuba 1:06.4
7 Ronnie Wong  Hong Kong 1:11.3

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Jim Shaw  Canada 1:01.8
2 Viktor Mazanov  Soviet Union 1:03.1
3 Roddy Jones  Great Britain 1:04.1
4 José Joaquín Santibáñez  Mexico 1:04.2
5 Herman Verbauwen  Belgium 1:04.6
6 Gary Goodner  Puerto Rico 1:06.3
7 Yacoub Masboungi  Lebanon 1:11.6

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Charlie Hickcox  United States 1:01.1
2 Franco Del Campo  Italy 1:02.3
3 Danijel Vrhovšek  Yugoslavia 1:02.9
4 Joseph Jackson  Great Britain 1:03.0
5 Gerald Evard  Switzerland 1:05.8
6 Arturo Carranza  El Salvador 1:17.4

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Yuriy Hromak  Soviet Union 1:03.2
2 Leonardo Baremboin  Argentina 1:04.0
3 László Cseh Sr.  Hungary 1:04.6
4 Hans Tegeback  Sweden 1:05.1
5 Jaime Rivera  Mexico 1:05.1
6 Francisco Ramis  Puerto Rico 1:07.2

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Ronnie Mills  United States 1:01.8
2 Bob Schoutsen  Netherlands 1:02.8
3 Karl Byrom  Australia 1:03.2
4 Kishio Tanaka  Japan 1:04.0
5 César Filardi  Brazil 1:04.6
6 Antonio Cruz  Guatemala 1:11.8

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]