Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

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Swimming events at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
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 1972 Olympic Games took place between August 28 and 29. 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 Mike Stamm
 United States
Bronze John Murphy
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Roland Matthes East Germany 56.58 OR
2 Mike Stamm United States 57.70
3 John Murphy United States 58.35
4 Mitch Ivey United States 58.48
5 Igor Grivennikov Soviet Union 59.50
6 Lutz Wanja East Germany 59.80
7 Jürgen Krüger East Germany 59.80
8 Tadashi Honda Japan 1:00.41

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]