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

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The men's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place between August 28 and 29.[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 Mike Stamm
 United States
Bronze John Murphy
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Igor Grivennikov  Soviet Union 1:00.05
2 Zoltán Verrasztó  Hungary 1:01.13
3 Clay Evans  Canada 1:01.69
4 Rômulo Arantes Filho  Brazil 1:03.18
5 Hsu Tung-hsiung  Chinese Taipei 1:03.31
6 Sergio Hasbún  El Salvador 1:06.53
7 Sarun Van  Cambodia 1:07.26

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Bob Schoutsen  Netherlands 1:00.76
2 Lars Børgesen  Denmark 1:01.23
3 László Cseh Sr.  Hungary 1:01.63
4 José Joaquín Santibáñez  Mexico 1:02.46
5 Predrag Miloš  Yugoslavia 1:03.02
6 Gustavo González  Argentina 1:04.16
7 Gerardo Rosario  Philippines 1:06.85

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 John Murphy  United States 59.93
2 Ejvind Pedersen  Denmark 1:00.83
3 Tadashi Honda  Japan 1:00.89
4 Ian MacKenzie  Canada 1:01.11
5 Helmut Podolan  Austria 1:01.49
6 Piotr Dłucik  Poland 1:01.94
7 Andreas Weber  West Germany 1:02.49

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mike Stamm  United States 58.63
2 Lutz Wanja  East Germany 1:00.62
3 Pierre Baehr  France 1:01.13
4 Colin Cunningham  Great Britain 1:01.28
5 Anders Sandberg  Sweden 1:01.41
6 Neil Martin  Australia 1:05.13

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mitch Ivey  United States 58.15
2 Erik Fish  Canada 1:00.81
3 Nenad Miloš  Yugoslavia 1:00.94
4 Clive Rushton  Great Britain 1:01.07
5 Mark Crocker  Hong Kong 1:11.20

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Roland Matthes  East Germany 1:00.01
2 Jürgen Krüger  East Germany 1:00.65
3 Jean-Paul Berjeau  France 1:00.83
4 Mike Richards  Great Britain 1:01.03
5 Róbert Rudolf  Hungary 1:02.34
6 Amin Ahmed Adel Youssef  Egypt 1:04.40
7 Chiang Jin Choon  Malaysia 1:07.65

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]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 21 November 2016.