Swimming at the 2012 European Aquatics Championships – Men's 100 metre backstroke

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Men's 100 metre backstroke
at the 2012 European Aquatics Championships
Dates May 21, 2012 (heats and semifinals)
May 22, 2012 (final)
Competitors 43 from 24 nations
Winning time 53.86
Medalists
gold medal     Greece
silver medal     Germany
bronze medal     Israel
2012 LEN
European Championships

Eindhoven, Netherlands
Debrecen, Hungary
Diving
Individual
1 m men women
3 m men women
10 m men women
Synchronised
3 m men women
10 m men women
Team team
Swimming
Freestyle
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
Backstroke
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
50 m men women
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
Synchronised swimming
Individual Solo Duet
Team Team Combination

The men's 100 metre backstroke competition of the swimming events at the 2012 European Aquatics Championships took place May 21 and 22. The heats and semifinals took place on May 21, the final on May 22.[1]

Records[edit]

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

Name Nation Time Location Date
World record Aaron Peirsol  United States 51.94 Indianapolis July 8, 2009
European record
Championship record
Camille Lacourt  France 52.11 Budapest August 10, 2010

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

43 swimmers participated in 6 heats.[2]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 6 Yakov-Yan Toumarkin  Israel 54.22 Q, =NR
2 6 3 Guy Barnea  Israel 54.44 Q
3 4 4 Aristeidis Grigoriadis  Greece 54.45 Q
4 5 3 Jonatan Kopelev  Israel 54.61
5 4 5 Mirco di Tora  Italy 54.77 Q
6 5 4 Helge Meeuw  Germany 54.78 Q
7 5 5 Vitaly Borisov  Russia 54.78 Q
8 6 6 Péter Bernek  Hungary 54.82 Q
9 3 4 Lavrans Solli  Norway 54.83 Q, NR
10 4 3 Pavel Sankovich  Belarus 54.96 Q, NR
10 5 6 Matteo Milli  Italy 54.96 Q
12 5 7 Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or  Israel 55.01
13 6 7 Felix Wolf  Germany 55.13 Q
14 6 4 Jérémy Stravius  France 55.21 Q
15 5 2 Sebastiano Ranfagni  Italy 55.39
16 5 1 Olexandr Isakov  Ukraine 55.48 Q
17 4 2 Christian Diener  Germany 55.59
18 6 2 Richard Bohus  Hungary 55.67 Q
19 1 4 Pedro Oliveira  Portugal 55.83 Q, NR
20 6 8 Gabor Balog  Hungary 55.83
21 4 1 Mikhail Zvyagin  Russia 55.87 SO
21 6 1 Andres Olvik  Estonia 55.87 SO
23 4 7 Jonathan Massacand   Switzerland 55.90
24 3 2 Martin Baďura  Czech Republic 56.26
25 2 4 Konstantīns Blohins  Latvia 56.28 NR
26 3 3 Martin Zhelev  Bulgaria 56.36
26 3 5 Matas Andriekus  Lithuania 56.36
28 5 8 Karl Burdis  Ireland 56.43
29 6 5 Juan Miguel Rando Galvez  Spain 56.54
30 1 3 Jan Sefl  Czech Republic 56.58
31 4 8 Flori Lang   Switzerland 56.66
32 2 2 Jakub Jasiński  Poland 56.77
33 2 7 Pavels Vilcans  Latvia 56.92
34 3 1 Jean-François Schneiders  Luxembourg 56.93
35 2 8 Danas Rapšys  Lithuania 57.00
36 3 6 Lukas Räuftlin   Switzerland 57.31
36 3 7 Andriy Nikishenko  Ukraine 57.31
38 2 5 Mateusz Wysoczynski  Poland 57.56
39 1 5 Roko Šimunić  Croatia 57.61
40 2 3 Sebastian Stoss  Austria 57.73
41 2 6 Dominik Dür  Austria 58.09
42 2 1 Justinas Bilis  Lithuania 58.13
43 3 8 Petar Petrović  Serbia 58.95

Swim-Off[edit]

The swim-off took place to determine the last semifinal participant.[3]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Mikhail Zvyagin  Russia 55.97 Q
2 5 Andres Olvik  Estonia 56.15

Semifinals[edit]

The eight fasters swimmers advanced to the final.[4]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Richard Bohus  Hungary 54.35 Q
2 3 Vitaly Borisov  Russia 54.74 Q
3 7 Jérémy Stravius  France 54.79 Q
4 5 Mirco di Tora  Italy 54.88 Q
5 6 Lavrans Solli  Norway 54.90
6 4 Guy Barnea  Israel 54.95
7 2 Matteo Milli  Italy 55.25
8 8 Mikhail Zvyagin  Russia 56.02

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Helge Meeuw  Germany 53.80 Q
2 5 Aristeidis Grigoriadis  Greece 53.90 Q
3 4 Yakov-Yan Toumarkin  Israel 54.26 Q
4 6 Péter Bernek  Hungary 54.47 Q
5 2 Pavel Sankovich  Belarus 55.06
6 1 Olexandr Isakov  Ukraine 55.33
7 7 Felix Wolf  Germany 55.40
8 8 Pedro Oliveira  Portugal 55.90

Final[edit]

The final was held at 17:14.[5]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5 Aristeidis Grigoriadis  Greece 53.86
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Helge Meeuw  Germany 54.06
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 Yakov-Yan Toumarkin  Israel 54.14 NR
4 2 Péter Bernek  Hungary 54.77
5 7 Vitaly Borisov  Russia 54.78
5 8 Mirco di Tora  Italy 54.78
7 1 Jérémy Stravius  France 54.96
8 6 Richard Bohus  Hungary 55.00

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