Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women'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 women's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place between October 22 and 23.[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 Kaye Hall
 United States
Silver Elaine Tanner
 Canada
Bronze Jane Swagerty
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Yukiko Goushi Japan 1:10.2
2 Glenda Stirling New Zealand 1:10.2
3 Kiki Caron France 1:10.5
4 Bep Weeteling Netherlands 1:12.5
5 Jacqueline Brown Great Britain 1:13.0
6 Lidia Ramírez Mexico 1:14.5

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Zdenka Gašparač Yugoslavia 1:09.9
2 Jane Swagerty United States 1:10.2
3 Andrea Gyarmati Hungary 1:11.3
4 Yvette Hafner Austria 1:11.8
5 Adriana Comolli Argentina 1:13.8
6 Doris Meister West Germany 1:14.1
7 Rosa Hasbún El Salvador 1:20.5

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Elaine Tanner Canada 1:07.6
2 Lynne Watson Australia 1:09.4
3 María Corominas Spain 1:10.7
4 Ulla Patrikka Finland 1:11.6
5 Angelika Kraus West Germany 1:12.6
6 Felicia Ospitaletche Uruguay 1:17.7
7 Nguyễn Thị Mỹ Lien South Vietnam 1:19.2

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Kendis Moore United States 1:10.5
2 Tatyana Savelyeva Soviet Union 1:11.7
3 Anca Andreiu Romania 1:11.8
4 Dianna Rickard Australia 1:12.4
5 Anne Walton Canada 1:13.0
6 María Procopio Argentina 1:15.9
7 Shen Bao-ni Chinese Taipei 1:21.5

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Sylvie Canet France 1:10.4
2 Tina Lek'veishvili Soviet Union 1:11.3
3 Bénédicte Duprez France 1:11.6
4 Patricia Sentous Argentina 1:13.5
5 Pru Chapman New Zealand 1:15.2
6 Carmen Ferracuti El Salvador 1:17.8

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Kaye Hall United States 1:09.8
2 Cobie Buter Netherlands 1:10.0
3 Mária Balla-Lantos Hungary 1:11.9
4 Coby Sikkens Netherlands 1:11.9
5 Wendy Burrell Great Britain 1:12.0
6 Francine Dauven Belgium 1:15.3
7 Judit Bárányi Hungary 1:16.0

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Kaye Hall United States 1:06.2 WR
2 Elaine Tanner Canada 1:06.7
3 Jane Swagerty United States 1:08.1
4 Kendis Moore United States 1:08.3
5 Andrea Gyarmati Hungary 1:09.1
6 Lynne Watson Australia 1:09.1
7 Sylvie Canet France 1:09.3
8 Glenda Stirling New Zealand 1:10.6

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]