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

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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 breaststroke event at the 1968 Summer Olympics took place between October 18 and October 19.[1] This swimming event used the breaststroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Don McKenzie
 United States
Silver Vladimir Kosinsky
 Soviet Union
Bronze Nikolai Pankin
 Soviet Union

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Nikolay Pankin  Soviet Union 1:08.9
2 Klaus Katzur  East Germany 1:09.4
3 Dave Perkowski  United States 1:09.5
4 Michael Günther  West Germany 1:10.3
5 Osamu Tsurumine  Japan 1:10.5
6 Nicolas Gilliard  Switzerland 1:12.8
7 Eduardo Moreno  Mexico 1:13.7

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Nobutaka Taguchi  Japan 1:09.8
2 Vladimir Kosinsky  Soviet Union 1:10.0
3 Ken Merten  United States 1:10.6
4 Liam Ball  Ireland 1:12.1
5 Leiknir Jónsson  Iceland 1:16.3
6 Abel Muñoz  El Salvador 1:19.4

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Egon Henninger  East Germany 1:09.6
2 Ladislau Koszta  Romania 1:10.1
3 Józef Klukowski  Poland 1:11.0
4 Thomas Aretz  West Germany 1:11.1
5 Sándor Szabó  Hungary 1:11.3
6 Stuart Roberts  Great Britain 1:12.7
7 Ivan Gomina  Colombia 1:15.1

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 José Sylvio Fiolo  Brazil 1:09.5
2 Gregor Betz  West Germany 1:10.3
3 Amman Jalmaani  Philippines 1:10.6
4 Slavko Kurbanović  Yugoslavia 1:11.6
5 Roger Roberts  Great Britain 1:11.7
6 Leroy Goff  Philippines 1:13.7
7 Arturo Carranza  El Salvador 1:28.0

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Don McKenzie  United States 1:08.1
2 Yevhen Mykhailov  Soviet Union 1:09.3
3 Bill Mahony  Canada 1:09.7
4 Osvaldo Boretto  Argentina 1:10.3
5 Felipe Muñoz  Mexico 1:10.6
6 Yohan Kende  Israel 1:12.3

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Ian O'Brien  Australia 1:08.9
2 Alberto Forelli  Argentina 1:09.3
3 Thomas Johnsson  Sweden 1:10.0
4 José Durán  Spain 1:12.3
5 Javier Jiménez  Mexico 1:16.3
6 Eduardo Ramos  El Salvador 1:31.2

Semifinals[edit]

Heat Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Nikolay Pankin  Soviet Union 1:08.1
2 Alberto Forelli  Argentina 1:08.9
3 Dave Perkowski  United States 1:09.0
4 Felipe Muñoz  Mexico 1:09.4
5 Ladislau Koszta  Romania 1:09.8
6 Thomas Aretz  Australia 1:11.2
7 Osvaldo Boretto  Argentina 1:11.8
8 Nobutaka Taguchi  Japan DQ

Heat Three[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Vladimir Kosinsky  Soviet Union 1:07.9
2 Don McKenzie  United States 1:08.1
3 José Sylvio Fiolo  Brazil 1:08.6
4 Yevhen Mykhailov  Soviet Union 1:08.8
5 Bill Mahony  Canada 1:09.7
6 Gregor Betz  West Germany 1:09.8
7 Józef Klukowski  Poland 1:10.9
8 Ken Merten  United States 1:11.6 '

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Don McKenzie  United States 1:07.7 OR
2 Vladimir Kosinsky  Soviet Union 1:08.0
3 Nikolai Pankin  Soviet Union 1:08.0
4 José Sylvio Fiolo  Brazil 1:08.1
5 Yevgeny Mikhaylov  Soviet Union 1:08.4
6 Ian O'Brien  Australia 1:08.6
7 Alberto Forelli  Argentina 1:08.7
8 Egon Henninger  East Germany 1:09.7

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]