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

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The men's 100 metre butterfly event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place between 20 and 21 October.[1] This swimming event used the butterfly stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Doug Russell
 United States
Silver Mark Spitz
 United States
Bronze Ross Wales
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Doug Russell  United States 57.3
2 Vladimir Nemshilov  Soviet Union 59.1
3 Antonio Attanasio  Italy 1:00.0
4 John Thurley  Great Britain 1:00.7
5 Ayis Capéronis  Switzerland 1:00.9
6 Joseph Meyten  Belgium 1:02.2
7 Andrew Loh  Hong Kong 1:06.5

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Joseph Jackson  Great Britain 59.7
2 Gary Goodner  Puerto Rico 1:00.3
3 Ron Jacks  Canada 1:00.5
4 Sergey Konov  Soviet Union 1:00.8
5 João Lima Neto  Brazil 1:02.3
6 Ramiro Benavides  Guatemala 1:03.1

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Ross Wales  United States 58.7
2 Yury Suzdaltsev  Soviet Union 59.3
3 Avraham Melamed  Israel 59.4
4 Horst-Günter Gregor  East Germany 59.8
5 István Szentirmay  Hungary 1:01.0
6 Leroy Goff  Philippines 1:02.0
7 Salvador Vilanova  El Salvador 1:06.4

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Satoshi Maruya  Japan 58.1
2 Martyn Woodroffe  Great Britain 59.7
3 Werner Freitag  West Germany 1:00.1
4 Graham Dunn  Australia 1:01.6
5 Donnacha O'Dea  Ireland 1:02.8
6 Gudmunður Gíslason  Iceland 1:03.3
7 Friedrich Jokisch  El Salvador 1:10.5

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Mark Spitz  United States 58.5
2 Yasuo Takada  Japan 1:00.0
3 José Ferraioli  Puerto Rico 1:00.6
4 Angelo Tozzi  Italy 1:00.6
5 Ingvar Eriksson  Sweden 1:00.6
6 Tomas Becerra  Colombia 1:02.2
7 Bob Loh  Hong Kong 1:06.5

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Lutz Stoklasa  West Germany 59.2
2 Robert Cusack  Australia 59.6
3 Tom Arusoo  Canada 59.8
4 Mario Santibáñez  Mexico 1:01.7
5 Peter Feil  Sweden 1:02.3
6 Maximiliano Aguilar  Mexico 1:04.0
7 Rubén Guerrero  El Salvador 1:10.1

Heat 7

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Luis Nicolao  Argentina 59.3
2 Bo Westergren  Sweden 59.9
3 Arturo Lang-Lenton  Spain 1:00.7
4 Eduardo Orejuela  Ecuador 1:00.9
5 Giampiero Fossati  Italy 1:01.7
6 Lee Tong-shing  Chinese Taipei 1:05.2

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinals 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mark Spitz  United States 57.4
2 Lutz Stoklasa  West Germany 58.5
3 Joseph Jackson  Great Britain 59.3
4 Avraham Melamed  Israel 59.6
5 Werner Freitag  West Germany 59.9 Q
6 Bo Westergren  Sweden 59.9
7 José Ferraioli  Puerto Rico 1:00.9
8 John Thurley  Great Britain 1:00.2

Semifinals 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Satoshi Maruya  Japan 58.0
2 Vladimir Nemshilov  Soviet Union 59.0
3 Martyn Woodroffe  Great Britain 59.5
4 Tom Arusoo  Canada 59.6
5 Ingvar Eriksson  Sweden 59.9
6 Antonio Attanasio  Italy 1:00.3
7 Ron Jacks  Canada 1:00.5

Semifinals 3[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Doug Russell  United States 55.9
2 Ross Wales  United States 58.2
3 Yury Suzdaltsev  Soviet Union 58.9
4 Robert Cusack  Australia 58.2
5 Yasuo Takada  Japan 59.8
6 Gary Goodner  Puerto Rico 1.00.1 Q
7 Angelo Tozzi  Italy 1:00.8

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Doug Russell  United States 55.9 OR
2 Mark Spitz  United States 56.4
3 Ross Wales  United States 57.2
4 Vladimir Nemshilov  Soviet Union 58.1
5 Satoshi Maruya  Japan 58.6
6 Yury Suzdaltsev  Soviet Union 58.8
7 Lutz Stocklasa  West Germany 58.9
8 Robert Cusack  Australia 59.8

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Butterfly". Sports Reference. Retrieved 9 November 2016.