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

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Women's 100 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Venue McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium
Date 31 July 1984 (heats & final)
Competitors 32 from 22 nations
Winning time 1:02.55
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Theresa Andrews  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Betsy Mitchell  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jolanda de Rover  Netherlands
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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 women's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held in the McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on July 31, 1984.[1] The fastest eight qualified for the final, the next eight for the B-final.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Rica Reinisch (GDR) 1:00.86 Moscow, Soviet Union 23 July 1980
Olympic record  Rica Reinisch (GDR) 1:00.86 Moscow, Soviet Union 23 July 1980

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 2 4 Betsy Mitchell  United States 1:02.53 Q
2 1 4 Theresa Andrews  United States 1:02.94 Q
4 5 Jolanda de Rover  Netherlands Q
4 4 2 Beverley Rose  Great Britain 1:03.61 Q, NR
5 4 4 Carmen Bunaciu  Romania 1:03.79 Q
6 2 5 Svenja Schlicht  West Germany 1:04.02 Q
7 3 4 Anca Pătrășcoiu  Romania 1:04.16 Q
8 1 3 Brigitte van der Lans  Netherlands 1:04.57 QSO
2 5 Carmel Clark  New Zealand QSO
10 2 3 Manuela Carosi  Italy 1:04.77 q
11 3 5 Georgina Parkes  Australia 1:04.90 q
12 3 3 Reema Abdo  Canada 1:04.92 q
13 1 5 Audrey Moore  Australia 1:04.96 q
14 1 6 Catherine White  Great Britain 1:05.03 q
15 4 7 Sabine Pauwels  Belgium 1:05.17 q
16 3 6 Eva Gysling  Switzerland 1:05.18 q
17 3 2 Sandra Dahlmann  West Germany 1:05.27
18 1 7 Naomi Sekido  Japan 1:05.60
19 1 2 Michelle MacPherson  Canada 1:06.04
20 4 6 Anna-Karin Eriksson  Sweden 1:06.09
21 4 3 Teresa Rivera  Mexico 1:06.39
22 2 6 Yolande van der Straeten  Belgium 1:07.07
23 3 7 Nozomi Sunouchi  Japan 1:07.23
24 2 7 Choi Yun-hui  South Korea 1:07.35
25 3 1 Guo Huaying  China 1:08.21
26 1 1 Lotta Flink  Hong Kong 1:09.70
27 4 8 Kathy Wong  Hong Kong 1:10.19
28 2 8 Christine Jacob  Philippines 1:10.28
29 1 8 Sharon Pickering  Fiji 1:10.49
30 2 1 Petra Bekaert  Netherlands Antilles 1:10.60
31 3 8 Helen Chow  Malaysia 1:11.30
32 4 1 Lise Lotte Nylund  Norway DNS

Swimoff[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Carmel Clark  New Zealand 1:04.33 Q, NR
2 4 Brigitte van der Lans  Netherlands 1:04.82 q

Finals[edit]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 2 Audrey Moore  Australia 1:04.15
10 5 Manuela Carosi  Italy 1:04.52
3 Georgina Parkes  Australia
12 4 Brigitte van der Lans  Netherlands 1:04.75
13 7 Catherine White  Great Britain 1:04.99
14 6 Reema Abdo  Canada 1:05.13
15 1 Sabine Pauwels  Belgium 1:05.33
16 8 Eva Gysling  Switzerland 1:06.11

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 3 Theresa Andrews  United States 1:02.55
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Betsy Mitchell  United States 1:02.63
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 Jolanda de Rover  Netherlands 1:02.91
4 2 Carmen Bunaciu  Romania 1:03.21
5 1 Anca Pătrășcoiu  Romania 1:03.29
6 7 Svenja Schlicht  West Germany 1:03.46 NR
7 6 Beverley Rose  Great Britain 1:04.16
8 8 Carmel Clark  New Zealand 1:04.47

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