Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

Men's 100 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
VenueSwimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex
Date20 July (heats, semifinals)
21 July (final)
Competitors33 from 22 nations
Winning time56.53
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Bengt Baron  Sweden
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Viktor Kuznetsov  Soviet Union
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Vladimir Dolgov  Soviet Union
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The men's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1980 Summer Olympics was held on 20 and 21 July at the Swimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex.[1]

Records[]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  John Naber (USA) 55.49 Montreal, Canada 19 July 1976
Olympic record  John Naber (USA) 55.49 Montreal, Canada 19 July 1976

Results[]

Heats[]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Michael Söderlund  Sweden 57.75 Q
2 1 Vladimir Dolgov  Soviet Union 57.87 Q
3 3 Rômulo Arantes  Brazil 57.90 Q
4 5 Zoltán Verrasztó  Hungary 57.92 Q
5 1 Dietmar Göhring  East Germany 58.02 Q
6 5 Sándor Wladár  Hungary 58.07 Q
7 5 Mark Kerry  Australia 58.08 Q
8 1 Miloslav Roľko  Czechoslovakia 58.15 Q
9 4 Glenn Patching  Australia 58.30 Q
10 4 Paul Marshall  Great Britain 58.35 Q
11 5 Bengt Baron  Sweden 58.46 Q
12 4 Viktor Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 58.47 Q
13 3 Fred Eefting  Netherlands 58.59 Q
14 2 Mark Tonelli  Australia 58.66 Q
15 3 Douglas Campbell  Great Britain 58.75 Q
16 2 Gary Abraham  Great Britain 58.79 Q
17 2 Jörg Stingl  East Germany 58.98
18 4 Vladimir Shemetov  Soviet Union 59.01
19 2 Frédéric Delcourt  France 59.16
20 2 Herwig Bayer  Austria 1:00.04
21 1 Branimir Popov  Bulgaria 1:00.06
22 5 Mihai Mandache  Romania 1:00.26
23 4 Franky De Groote  Belgium 1:00.35
24 1 Nenad Miloš  Yugoslavia 1:00.41
25 3 Rui Abreu  Portugal 1:00.62
26 1 Róbert Rudolf  Hungary 1:00.85
27 5 Moisés Gosálvez  Spain 1:00.90
28 2 Ricardo Prado  Brazil 1:01.03
29 1 Daniel Ayora  Peru 1:03.93
30 5 Lâm Văn Hoành  Vietnam 1:07.29
31 2 Lakis Fylaktou  Cyprus 1:08.92
32 4 Jorge Lima  Angola 1:14.33
33 3 Pedro Cruz  Mozambique 1:15.25
3 David Cummins  Ireland DNS
4 Alberto Mestre  Venezuela

Semifinals[]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Viktor Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 56.75 Q
2 2 Bengt Baron  Sweden 57.51 Q
3 1 Mark Tonelli  Australia 57.89 Q
4 1 Gary Abraham  Great Britain 57.90 Q
5 2 Fred Eefting  Netherlands 57.91 Q
6 1 Miloslav Roľko  Czechoslovakia 57.97 Q
7 1 Vladimir Dolgov  Soviet Union 58.04 Q
8 1 Sándor Wladár  Hungary 58.05 Q
9 2 Mark Kerry  Australia 58.07
10 2 Michael Söderlund  Sweden 58.20
11 2 Rômulo Arantes  Brazil 58.21
12 1 Zoltán Verrasztó  Hungary 58.57
13 2 Douglas Campbell  Great Britain 58.61
14 1 Paul Marshall  Great Britain 58.82
15 2 Dietmar Göhring  East Germany 58.85
16 2 Glenn Patching  Australia 1:00.31

Final[]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Bengt Baron  Sweden 56.53
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Viktor Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 56.99
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Vladimir Dolgov  Soviet Union 57.63
4 Miloslav Roľko  Czechoslovakia 57.74
5 Sándor Wladár  Hungary 57.84
6 Fred Eefting  Netherlands 57.95
7 Mark Tonelli  Australia 57.98
8 Gary Abraham  Great Britain 58.38

References[]

  1. ^ "Games of the XXII Olympiad Moscow 1980 – Volume 3: Participants and Results". Fizkultura i sport. pp. 450, 464. Retrieved 26 December 2018.