Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

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Men's 100 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Venue McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium
Date 3 August 1984 (heats & final)
Competitors 49 from 34 nations
Winning time 55.79
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Rick Carey  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dave Wilson  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mike West  Canada
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Swimming events at the
1984 Summer Olympics
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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 final of the men's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held in the McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on August 3, 1984.[1]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Rick Carey (USA) 55.19 Caracas, Venezuela 21 August 1983
Olympic record  John Naber (USA) 55.49 Montreal, Canada 19 July 1976

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).[2]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 4 Rick Carey  United States 55.74 Q
2 6 4 Dave Wilson  United States 56.71 Q
3 2 5 Mark Kerry  Australia 57.15 Q
4 5 5 Gary Hurring  New Zealand 57.42 Q
5 2 4 Hans Kroes  Netherlands 57.48 Q
6 3 4 Sandy Goss  Canada 57.60 Q
7 4 4 Bengt Baron  Sweden 57.66 Q
8 5 4 Mike West  Canada 57.76 Q
9 7 3 Ricardo Aldabe  Spain 57.90 q
7 5 Stefan Peter  West Germany q
11 4 3 Nicolai Klapkarek  West Germany 58.19 q
12 4 6 Frédéric Delcourt  France 58.22 q
13 4 5 Paul Kingsman  New Zealand 58.33 q
14 1 4 David Orbell  Australia 58.35 q
15 5 3 Daichi Suzuki  Japan 58.37 q
16 6 5 Hans Fredin  Sweden 58.39 q
17 3 5 Neil Harper  Great Britain 58.50
18 5 2 Paolo Falchini  Italy 58.65
19 6 3 Ilias Malamas  Greece 58.69
20 2 3 Kristofer Stivenson  Greece 58.76
21 4 2 Lukman Niode  Indonesia 58.77
22 3 6 Patrick Ferland  Switzerland 58.78
23 5 6 Wang Hao  China 59.13
24 6 2 Fabrizio Bortolon  Italy 59.27
25 1 5 Giovanni Frigo  Venezuela 59.34
26 3 3 Sharif Nour  Egypt 59.63
27 2 6 Allan Marsh  Jamaica 1:00.04
28 6 6 Ian Collins  Great Britain 1:00.08
29 3 2 David Lim Fong Jock  Singapore 1:00.65
30 7 2 Li Zhongyi  China 1:00.66
31 7 6 David Morley  Bahamas 1:01.29
32 4 7 Ernesto Vela  Mexico 1:01.42
33 3 7 Emad El-Shafei  Egypt 1:02.04
34 6 7 Fernando Rodríguez  Peru 1:02.27
35 7 7 Alejandro Alvizuri  Peru 1:02.63
36 2 7 Hugo Goossen  Suriname 1:03.77
37 5 7 Erik Rosskopf  Virgin Islands 1:03.82
38 2 1 Salvador Salguero  El Salvador 1:04.99
39 1 7 Ernesto-José Degenhart  Guatemala 1:05.63
40 7 1 Warren Sorby  Fiji 1:05.81
41 6 1 Collier Woolard  Virgin Islands 1:06.86
42 5 1 Joaquim Cruz  Mozambique 1:10.86
43 1 1 David Palma  Honduras 1:13.28
44 3 1 Ibrahim El-Baba  Lebanon 1:13.76
45 4 1 Rami Kantari  Lebanon DSQ
49 1 2 Kemal Sadri Özün  Turkey DNS
49 1 3 Andrew Phillips  Jamaica DNS
49 1 6 Daniel Mulumba  Uganda DNS
49 2 2 Alexander Pilhatsch  Austria DNS

Finals[edit]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 7 David Orbell  Australia 58.05
10 2 Paul Kingsman  New Zealand 58.19
11 1 Daichi Suzuki  Japan 58.30
5 Stefan Peter  West Germany
13 4 Ricardo Aldabe  Spain 58.31
8 Hans Fredin  Sweden
15 3 Nicolai Klapkarek  West Germany 58.56
16 6 Frédéric Delcourt  France DSQ

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Rick Carey  United States 55.79
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Dave Wilson  United States 56.35
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 8 Mike West  Canada 56.49
4 6 Gary Hurring  New Zealand 56.90 NR
5 3 Mark Kerry  Australia 57.18
6 1 Bengt Baron  Sweden 57.34
7 7 Sandy Goss  Canada 57.46
8 2 Hans Kroes  Netherlands 58.07

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