Swimming — 100 metres Backstroke, Men

Times held 24
Total participants 711
Total countries 121

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1908 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 21 11
1912 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 18 7
1920 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 12 6
1924 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 20 11
1928 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 19 12
1932 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 16 9
1936 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 30 17
1948 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 39 24
1952 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 38 25
1956 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 25 14
1960 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 37 27
1968 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 37 26
1972 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 39 26
1976 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 41 28
1980 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 33 22
1984 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 45 31
1988 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 52 38
1992 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 52 37
1996 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 50 43
2000 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 55 48
2004 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 44 38
2008 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 45 36
2012 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 43 33
2016 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 39 32

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1908 Arno BiebersteinGER Ludvig DamDEN Bert HaresnapeGBR
1912 Harry HebnerUSA Otto FahrGER Paul KellnerGER
1920 Warren KealohaUSA Ray KegerisUSA Gérard BlitzBEL
1924 Warren KealohaUSA Paul WyattUSA Károly BarthaHUN
1928 George KojacUSA Walter LauferUSA Paul WyattUSA
1932 Masaji KiyokawaJPN Toshio IrieJPN Kentaro KawatsuJPN
1936 Adolph KieferUSA Al Vande WegheUSA Masaji KiyokawaJPN
1948 Allen StackUSA Bob CowellUSA Georges Vallerey, Jr.FRA
1952 Yoshi OyakawaUSA Gilbert BozonFRA Jack TaylorUSA
1956 David TheileAUS John MoncktonAUS Frank McKinneyUSA
1960 David TheileAUS Frank McKinneyUSA Bob BennettUSA
1968 Roland MatthesGDR Charlie HickcoxUSA Ronnie MillsUSA
1972 Roland MatthesGDR Mike StammUSA John MurphyUSA
1976 John NaberUSA Peter RoccaUSA Roland MatthesGDR
1980 Bengt BaronSWE Viktor KuznetsovURS Vladimir DolgovURS
1984 Rick CareyUSA Dave WilsonUSA Mike WestCAN
1988 Daichi SuzukiJPN Dave BerkoffUSA Igor PolyanskyURS
1992 Mark TewksburyCAN Jeff RouseUSA Dave BerkoffUSA
1996 Jeff RouseUSA Rodolfo FalcónCUB Neisser BentCUB
2000 Lenny KrayzelburgUSA Matt WelshAUS Stev ThelokeGER
2004 Aaron PeirsolUSA Markus RoganAUT Tomomi MoritaJPN
2008 Aaron PeirsolUSA Matt GreversUSA Arkady Vyachanin
Hayden Stoeckel
RUS
AUS
2012 Matt GreversUSA Nick ThomanUSA Ryosuke IrieJPN
2016 Ryan MurphyUSA Xu JiayuCHN David PlummerUSA

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States USA 15 14 8 37
Australia AUS 2 2 1 5
Japan JPN 2 1 4 7
East Germany GDR 2 0 1 3
Germany GER 1 1 2 4
Canada CAN 1 0 1 2
Sweden SWE 1 0 0 1
Soviet Union URS 0 1 2 3
Cuba CUB 0 1 1 2
France FRA 0 1 1 2
Austria AUT 0 1 0 1
Denmark DEN 0 1 0 1
People's Republic of China CHN 0 1 0 1
Belgium BEL 0 0 1 1
Great Britain GBR 0 0 1 1
Hungary HUN 0 0 1 1
Russian Federation RUS 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Roland Matthes GDR 2 0 1 3
David Theile AUS 2 0 0 2
Warren Kealoha USA 2 0 0 2
Aaron Peirsol USA 2 0 0 2
Jeff Rouse USA 1 1 0 2
Matt Grevers USA 1 1 0 2

Olympic record progression

Record type
100 metres Backstroke, Men