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Swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke

Women's 100 metre backstroke
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
DateJuly 19–20
Competitors10 from 5 nations
Gold medal  22x20px United States
Silver medal  22x20px Great Britain
Bronze medal  22x20px United States
Swimming at the
1924 Summer Olympics
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
100 m men   women
200 m men   women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The women's 100 metre backstroke was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first appearance of the event, as women only swam freestyle events before this Games. The competition was held on Saturday July 19, 1924 and on Sunday July 20, 1924.


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:22.4 23x15px Sybil Bauer Miami (USA) January 6, 1924
Olympic Record - none - -

In the first heat Sybil Bauer set the first Olympic record with 1:24.0 minutes. In the final she bettered her own record to 1:23.2 minutes.



Saturday July 19, 1924: The fastest two in each semi-final and the faster of the two third-placed swimmer advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Sybil Bauer (USA) 1:24.0 QQ OR
2 22x20px Phyllis Harding (GBR) 1:29.4 QQ
3 22x20px Florence Chambers (USA) 1:32.0 qq
4 22x20px Ellen King (GBR) 1:38.2
5 22x20px Lucienne Rouet (FRA) 1:43.8

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Aileen Riggin (USA) 1:29.6 QQ
2 22x20px Jarmila Müllerová (TCH) 1:37.0 QQ
3 22x20px Helen Boyle (GBR) 1:43.0
4 22x20px Alice Stoffel (FRA) 1:44.0
5 22x20px Renée Brasseur (LUX) 1:51.4


Sunday July 20, 1924:

Place Swimmer Time
1 22x20px Sybil Bauer (USA) 1:23.2 OR
2 22x20px Phyllis Harding (GBR) 1:27.4
3 22x20px Aileen Riggin (USA) 1:28.2
4 22x20px Florence Chambers (USA) 1:30.8
5 22x20px Jarmila Müllerová (TCH) 1:31.2