100 m backstroke M - Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne - Results

Men's 100 m backstroke - Swimming
Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics

Swimming at the Melbourne 1956 Olympics  Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games - Swimming
Men's 100 m backstroke 1956
Final
David Theile AUS 1.02,2 OR
John Monckton AUS 1.03,2
Frank McKinney USA 1.04,5
4. Robert Christophe FRA 1.04,9
5. John Hayres AUS 1.05,0
6. Graham Sykes GBR 1.05,6
7. Albert Wiggins USA 1.05,8
8. Yoshinobu Oyakawa USA 1.06,9
Semifinal - Heat 1
1. John Monckton AUS 1.04,1 q
2. David Theile AUS 1.04,8 q
3. Yoshinobu Oyakawa USA 1.05,0 q
4. Graham Sykes GBR 1.06,5 q
5. Kazuo Tomita JPN 1.06,5
6. Dieter Pfeiffer GER 1.07,6
7. Laszlo Magyar HUN 1.07,6
8. Ladislav Bacik TCH 1.07,9
Semifinal - Heat 2
1. Robert Christophe FRA 1.04,6 q
2. John Hayres AUS 1.05,0 q
3. Frank McKinney USA 1.05,3 q
4. Albert Wiggins USA 1.06,4 q
6. Keiji Hase JPN 1.06,5
7. Ekkehard Miersch GER 1.06,6
8. Haydn Rigby GBR 1.07,6
Round 1 - Heat 1
1. Robert Christophe FRA 1.04,2 OR
2. John Hayres AUS 1.04,4 q
3. Laszlo Magyar HUN 1.06,1 q
4. Albert Wiggins USA 1.06,2 q
5. Haydn Rigby GBR 1.06,9 q
6. Ahmed Nazir PAK 1.10,7
Round 1 - Heat 2
1. Graham Sykes GBR 1.06,2 q
2. Kazuo Tomita JPN 1.06,4 q
4. Ekkehard Miersch GER 1.07,5 q
5. Lincoln Hurring NZL 1.07,5
6. Pedro Cayco PHI 1.11,6
Round 1 - Heat 3
1. David Theile AUS 1.04,3 q
2. Yoshinobu Oyakawa USA 1.05,2 q
3. Keiji Hase JPN 1.06,3 q
4. William John Brockway GBR 1.07,7
5. Joao Goncalves Filho BRA 1.07,9
6. Kin Man Cheung HKG 1.14,0
Round 1 - Heat 4
1. John Monckton AUS 1.03,4 OR
2. Frank McKinney USA 1.06,0 q
3. Dieter Pfeiffer GER 1.06,7 q
4. Ladislav Bacik TCH 1.06,9 q
5. Gerard Coignot FRA 1.07,5
6. Hideo Ninomiya JPN 1.09,2
7. Lim Heng Chek MAS 1.12,4
Men's 100 m backstroke - Swimming - Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics

Event 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.

Event facts: Men's 100 m backstroke competition was held at the Swimming Stadium and 25 athletes participated in the event.

These results for Men's 100 m backstroke - Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics - are based on the official olympic reports and the Olympian Database
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