Swimming at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

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Swimming events at the
1976 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
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The Men's 100 metre Backstroke event for the 1976 Summer Olympics was held in Montreal, Canada. The event took place on 18 and 19 July.[1]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Lutz Wanja  East Germany 58.38 Q
2 Mark Tonelli  Australia 58.53 Q
3 Miloslav Roľko  Czechoslovakia 1:00.41
4 Steve Hardy  Canada 1:00.69
5 Tadashi Honda  Japan 1:01.00
6 Ivan Mikolutsky  Soviet Union 1:03.86
7 Frank Richardson  Nicaragua 1:12.38

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Carlos Berrocal  Puerto Rico 58.71 Q
2 Paul Jovanneau  Brazil 59.35 Q
3 Steve Pickell  Canada 59.65 Q
4 José Urueta  Mexico 1:00.85
5 Mikael Brandén  Sweden 1:01.05
6 Chiang Jin Choon  Malaysia 1:05.86

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Bob Jackson  United States 58.02 Q
2 Rômulo Arantes Filho  Brazil 58.46 Q
3 Jim Carter  Great Britain 1:00.39
4 Gary Abraham  Great Britain 1:00.61
5 Robert Howard  Ireland 1:00.77
6 Mike Scarth  Canada 1:01.33
7 António de Melo  Portugal 1:05.76

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Roland Matthes  East Germany 57.98 Q
2 Glenn Patching  Australia 59.49 Q
3 Ryszard Żugaj  Poland 1:00.16 Q
4 Róbert Rudolf  Hungary 1:00.58
5 Nenad Miloš  Yugoslavia 1:00.70
6 Ramón Volcan  Venezuela 1:01.20
7 Lionel Beylot-Bourcelot  France 1:01.58

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mark Kerry  Australia 57.99 Q
2 Peter Rocca  United States 58.12 Q
3 Igor Omelchenko  Soviet Union 59.03 Q
4 Reinhold Becker  West Germany 1:00.57
5 Predrag Miloš  Yugoslavia 1:01.05
6 Conrado Porta  Argentina 1:01.13
7 Gerardo Rosario  Philippines 1:02.08

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 John Naber  United States 56.80 Q
2 Zoltán Verrasztó  Hungary 59.30 Q
3 Santiago Esteva  Spain 59.88 Q
4 Krasimir Stoykov  Bulgaria 1:00.24
5 Ignacio Álvarez  Mexico 1:00.80
6 Enrico Bisso  Italy 1:01.32
7 Thomas Hofer  Switzerland 1:01.90

Semifinals[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Roland Matthes  East Germany 57.48 Q
2 Lutz Wanja  East Germany 57.50 Q
3 Bob Jackson  United States 57.65 Q
4 Mark Tonelli  Australia 58.14 Q
5 Steve Pickell  Canada 58.21
6 Igor Omelchenk'o  Soviet Union 58.77
7 Paul Jovanneau  Brazil 59.59
8 Ryszard Żugaj  Poland 59.90

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 John Naber  United States 56.19 Q, WR
2 Peter Rocca  United States 56.88 Q
3 Carlos Berrocal  Puerto Rico 57.53 Q
4 Mark Kerry  Australia 58.04 Q
5 Glenn Patching  Australia 58.15
6 Rômulo Arantes Filho  Brazil 58.49
7 Zoltán Verrasztó  Hungary 58.63
8 Santiago Esteva  Spain 59.71

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 John Naber  United States 55.49 WR
2 Peter Rocca  United States 56.34
3 Roland Matthes  East Germany 57.22
4 Carlos Berrocal  Puerto Rico 57.28
5 Lutz Wanja  East Germany 57.49
6 Bob Jackson  United States 57.69
7 Mark Kerry  Australia 57.94
8 Mark Tonelli  Australia 58.42

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 

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