Swimming at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Women's 100 metre backstroke

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Women's 100 metre backstroke
at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships
DatesSeptember 5, 1973
Competitors24 from 17 nations
Winning time1:05.427
Medalists
gold medal    East Germany
silver medal    United States
bronze medal    Canada
1975 →

The women's 100 metre backstroke competition of the swimming events at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships took place on September 5.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.

World record  Ulrike Richter (GDR) 1:04.99 Belgrade, Yugoslavia 4 September 1973
Competition record  Ulrike Richter (GDR) 1:04.99 Belgrade, Yugoslavia 4 September 1973

No records were established during the competition.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

24 swimmers participated in 4 heats, qualified swimmers are listed:[1]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 - Ulrike Richter  East Germany 1:06.086 Q
2 1 - Andrea Gyarmati  Hungary 1:06.099 Q
3 3 - Melissa Belote  United States 1:06.231 Q
4 2 - Wendy Cook  Canada 1:06.275 Q
5 4 - Enith Brigitha  Netherlands 1:06.996 Q
6 4 - Linda Stimpson  United States 1:07.250 Q
7 1 - Josien Elzerman  Netherlands 1:07.519 Q
8 3 - Christine Herbst  East Germany 1:07.981 Q
9 2 - Sylvie Le Noach  France 1:07.986
10 2 - Linda Young  Australia 1:08.010
11 1 - Angelika Grieser  West Germany 1:08.468
12 3 - Donna-Marie Gurr  Canada 1:08.640
13 4 - Diana Olsson  Sweden 1:08.745
14 1 - Antonella Roncelli  Italy 1:08.945
15 1 - Sue Lewis  Australia 1:09.541
16 4 - P. Torrisi  Italy 1:10.165
17 3 - F. Chaunin  Belgium 1:10.902
18 3 - E. Kobielska  Poland 1:11.758
19 2 - H. Jayeti  Spain 1:12.431
20 1 - D. McSwain  Puerto Rico 1:12.432
21 2 - I. Golovanova  Soviet Union 1:12.585
22 2 - B. Fernandes  Brazil 1:13.109
23 4 - María Mock  Puerto Rico 1:17.270
24 2 - R. Okan  Turkey 1:17.723

Final[edit]

The results of the final are below.

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) - Ulrike Richter  East Germany 1:05.427
2nd, silver medalist(s) - Melissa Belote  United States 1:06.112
3rd, bronze medalist(s) - Wendy Cook  Canada 1:06.271
4 - Andrea Gyarmati  Hungary 1:06.549
5 - Enith Brigitha  Netherlands 1:06.550
6 - Christine Herbst  East Germany 1:07.465
7 - Linda Stimpson  United States 1:07.698
8 - Josien Elzerman  Netherlands 1:07.900

References[edit]

  1. ^ "For the Record" (pdf). Swimming World Magazine: 73. October 1973. Retrieved 14 May 2013.