Swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke

Swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke

Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
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 1936 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event, which was established in 1924. The competition was held from Tuersday August 11, 1936 to Thursday August 13, 1936.

Twenty-one swimmers from 14 nations competed.

Medalists

Gold Silver Bronze
 Nida Senff
Netherlands (NED)
 Rie Mastenbroek
Netherlands (NED)
 Alice Bridges
United States (USA)

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1936 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:15.8 Netherlands Rie Mastenbroek Amsterdam (NED) February 27, 1936
Olympic Record 1:18.3 United States Eleanor Holm Los Angeles (USA) August 9, 1932

Nida Senff set a new Olympic record in the first heat with 1:16.2 minutes.

Results

Heats

Tuersday August 11, 1936: The fastest four in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Nida Senff (NED) 1:16.6 QQ OR
2  Tove Bruunstrøm (DEN) 1:20.4 QQ
3  Lorna Frampton (GBR) 1:20.9 QQ
4  Anni Stolte (GER) 1:23.1 QQ
5  Kitty Mackay (AUS) 1:24.6
6  Irén Győrffy (HUN) 1:25.8
7  Noel Oxenbury (CAN) 1:28.9
8  Sieglinda Zigler (BRA) 1:32.0

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Alice Bridges (USA) 1:19.2 QQ
2  Truus Kerkmeester (NED) 1:21.2 QQ
3  Phyllis Harding (GBR) 1:22.1 QQ
4  Pat Norton (AUS) 1:22.3 QQ
5  Christel Rupke (GER) 1:23.7
6  Thérèse Blondeau (FRA) 1:23.8
7  Roma Wagner (AUT) 1:28.4

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Edith Motridge (USA) 1:21.0 QQ
2  Rie Mastenbroek (NED) 1:22.0 QQ
3  Audrey Hancock (GBR) 1:23.6 QQ
4  Tove Nielsen (DEN) 1:25.3 QQ
5  Mary McConkey (CAN) 1:25.3
6  Yeung Sauking (ROC) 1:36.4

Semifinals

Wednesday August 12, 1936: The fastest three in each semi-final and the fastest fourth-placed advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Nida Senff (NED) 1:17.1 QQ
2  Edith Motridge (USA) 1:19.1 QQ
3  Tove Bruunstrøm (DEN) 1:19.1 QQ
4  Phyllis Harding (GBR) 1:19.8 qq
5  Anni Stolte (GER) 1:21.7
6  Pat Norton (AUS) 1:21.9

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Rie Mastenbroek (NED) 1:19.1 QQ
2  Lorna Frampton (GBR) 1:19.6 QQ
3  Alice Bridges (USA) 1:20.4 QQ
4  Truus Kerkmeester (NED) 1:21.3
5  Audrey Hancock (GBR) 1:21.6
6  Tove Nielsen (DEN) 1:22.0

Final

Thursday August 13, 1936:

Place Swimmer Time
1  Nida Senff (NED) 1:18.9
2  Rie Mastenbroek (NED) 1:19.2
3  Alice Bridges (USA) 1:19.4
4  Edith Motridge (USA) 1:19.6
5  Tove Bruunstrøm (DEN) 1:20.4
6  Lorna Frampton (GBR) 1:20.6
7  Phyllis Harding (GBR) 1:21.5

References

  • Olympic Report
  • sports-reference
  • (Polish)