Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics
|Medalists - Rome 1960:|
|Men's 100 m backstroke in Rome 1960|
|Venue: Stadio del Nuoto|
|Participants: 37 athletes participated in the event.|
|Schedule: The final took place on Wednesday, August 31, 1960.|
|Format: Swimmers competed in preliminary heats, semifinals and final. Normally eight swimmers competed in each heat. The 16 swimmers with the best time in the preliminary heats advanced to the semifinals. From the semifinals the eight swimmers with the best time in the semifinals advanced to the final. The winner of the final was the Olympic Champion.
|These facts about Men's 100 m backstroke - Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome is based on the official olympic reports and the Olympian Database|