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

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The women's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place between September 1 and 2.[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 Melissa Belote
 United States
Silver Andrea Gyarmati
 Hungary
Bronze Susie Atwood
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Melissa Belote  United States 1:06.60
2 Tina Lek'veishvili  Soviet Union 1:07.84
3 Marianne Vermaat  Netherlands 1:09.14
4 Susanne Niesner  Switzerland 1:09.16
5 Kazu Fujimura  Japan 1:09.81
6 Diana Ashton  Great Britain 1:10.90

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Wendy Cook-Hogg  Canada 1:07.00
2 Sue Lewis  Australia 1:08.06
3 Deborah Palmer  Australia 1:08.68
4 Annemarie Groen  Netherlands 1:09.55
5 Susan Hunter  New Zealand 1:10.06
6 Kikuyo Ishii  Japan 1:10.44
7 Ildikó Szekeres  Hungary 1:11.20
8 Felicia Ospitaletche  Uruguay 1:13.99

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Christine Herbst  East Germany 1:07.96
2 Susie Atwood  United States 1:08.30
3 Debra Cain  Australia 1:08.81
4 Sylvie Le Noach  France 1:09.25
5 Nataliya Yershova  Soviet Union 1:09.26
6 Diana Olsson  Sweden 1:09.86
7 Christine Fulcher  Ireland 1:10.63
8 Diana Sutherland  Great Britain 1:12.12

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Andrea Gyarmati  Hungary 1:06.56
2 Enith Brigitha  Netherlands 1:06.71
3 Annegret Kober  West Germany 1:08.24
4 Angelika Kraus  West Germany 1:08.92
5 Susanne Hilger  East Germany 1:09.25
6 Jacqueline Brown  Great Britain 1:10.43
7 Ong Mei Lin  Malaysia 1:19.39

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Donna-Marie Gurr  Canada 1:07.45
2 Karen Moe-Thornton  United States 1:07.69
3 Silke Pielen  West Germany 1:07.70
4 Zdenka Gašparač  Yugoslavia 1:09.72
5 Cathy Raftery  Canada 1:09.72
6 Patricia López  Argentina 1:12.13
7 María Cecilia Vargas  Mexico 1:12.91
8 Pat Chan  Singapore 1:14.24

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Melissa Belote  United States 1:05.78 OR
2 Andrea Gyarmati  Hungary 1:06.26
3 Susie Atwood  United States 1:06.34
4 Karen Moe  United States 1:06.69
5 Wendy Cook-Hogg  Canada 1:06.70
6 Enith Brigitha  Netherlands 1:06.82
7 Christine Herbst  East Germany 1:07.27
8 Silke Pielen  West Germany 1:07.36

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 November 2016.