Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

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Men's 100 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Dates August 15, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 16, 2004 (final)
Competitors 45 from 39 nations
Winning time 54.06
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Aaron Peirsol  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Markus Rogan  Austria
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tomomi Morita  Japan
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Swimming events at the
2004 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
50 m   men   women
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 women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 100 metre backstroke event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 15 and 16.[1]

U.S. swimmer Aaron Peirsol won a gold medal in this event, outside an Olympic record time of 54.06 seconds. Markus Rogan captured Austria's first ever medal in swimming after a hundred years, earning the silver at 54.35. Japan's Tomomi Morita, on the other hand, edged out defending Olympic champion and world record holder Lenny Krayzelburg to take a bronze by two hundredths of a second (0.02), breaking an Asian record time of 54.36 seconds.[2][3]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Lenny Krayzelburg (USA) 53.60 Sydney, Australia 22 August 1999
Olympic record  Lenny Krayzelburg (USA) 53.72 Sydney, Australia 17 September 2000

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 3 Tomomi Morita  Japan 54.41 Q
2 6 4 Aaron Peirsol  United States 54.65 Q
3 4 6 László Cseh  Hungary 54.80 Q
4 5 3 Markus Rogan  Austria 54.87 Q
6 5 Lenny Krayzelburg  United States Q
6 5 5 Steffen Driesen  Germany 54.92 Q
7 4 4 Arkady Vyatchanin  Russia 55.17 Q
8 6 6 Alex Lim  Malaysia 55.22 Q
9 5 4 Matt Welsh  Australia 55.35 Q
10 4 5 Ouyang Kunpeng  China 55.50 Q
11 4 3 Marco di Carli  Germany 55.58 Q
12 5 1 Gerhard Zandberg  South Africa 55.62 Q
13 6 7 Simon Dufour  France 55.76 Q
14 5 6 Gregor Tait  Great Britain 55.77 Q
6 1 Răzvan Florea  Romania Q
16 3 5 Gordan Kožulj  Croatia 55.80 Q
17 3 2 Aristeidis Grigoriadis  Greece 55.85
5 2 Josh Watson  Australia
19 4 2 Yevgeny Aleshin  Russia 55.91
20 3 6 Ryan Pini  Papua New Guinea 55.97
21 5 8 Pierre Roger  France 56.07
22 4 7 Cameron Gibson  New Zealand 56.14
23 4 1 Adam Mania  Poland 56.20
24 3 3 Darius Grigalionis  Lithuania 56.21
25 2 5 Nicholas Neckles  Barbados 56.32
26 3 7 Derya Büyükuncu  Turkey 56.34
27 2 6 Ľuboš Križko  Slovakia 56.62
4 8 Volodymyr Nikolaychuk  Ukraine
5 7 Matthew Rose  Canada
30 2 4 Sung Min  South Korea 56.78
31 3 4 Ahmed Hussein  Egypt 56.86
32 3 1 Paulo Machado  Brazil 57.07
33 3 8 Eduardo German Otero  Argentina 57.28
34 6 8 Péter Horváth  Hungary 57.29
35 6 2 Aschwin Wildeboer Faber  Spain 57.35
36 2 2 Matti Mäki  Finland 57.57
37 2 3 George Gleason  Virgin Islands 57.64
38 1 3 Chris Vythoulkas  Bahamas 58.31 NR
39 2 1 Brendan Ashby  Zimbabwe 58.91
40 2 7 Igor Beretić  Serbia and Montenegro 59.38
41 1 4 Stanislav Osinsky  Kazakhstan 59.92
42 1 5 Alexandru Ivlev  Moldova 1:00.13
43 2 8 Danil Bugakov  Uzbekistan 1:02.28
44 1 6 Omar Abu Fares  Jordan 1:02.36
45 1 2 Donnie Defreitas  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Aaron Peirsol  United States 54.34 Q
2 5 Markus Rogan  Austria 54.42 Q
3 3 Steffen Driesen  Germany 54.64 Q
4 2 Ouyang Kunpeng  China 55.28
5 1 Gregor Tait  Great Britain 55.31
6 7 Gerhard Zandberg  South Africa 55.76
7 8 Gordan Kožulj  Croatia 56.02
8 6 Alex Lim  Malaysia 56.08

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Tomomi Morita  Japan 54.62 Q
2 3 Lenny Krayzelburg  United States 54.63 Q
3 2 Matt Welsh  Australia 54.69 Q
4 5 László Cseh  Hungary 54.86 Q
5 7 Marco di Carli  Germany 55.03 Q
6 6 Arkady Vyatchanin  Russia 55.20
7 8 Răzvan Florea  Romania 55.27
8 1 Simon Dufour  France 56.15

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Aaron Peirsol  United States 54.06
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Markus Rogan  Austria 54.35
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 Tomomi Morita  Japan 54.36 AS
4 6 Lenny Krayzelburg  United States 54.38
5 7 Matt Welsh  Australia 54.52
6 1 László Cseh  Hungary 54.61
7 2 Steffen Driesen  Germany 54.63
8 8 Marco di Carli  Germany 55.27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Stephen (16 August 2004). "Backstroke Double to USA – Aaron Peirsol Wins his First Individual Gold". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Peirsol captures gold in Athens". Daily Pilot. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 

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