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Olympic Swimming Medals - Women's 100 Meter Backstroke Olympic Medalists

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The gold, silver, and bronze Olympic medal swimmers in the women's 100 meter backstroke from the Summer Olympic games.
  • 1896-1920 Event Not Held
  • 1924
    GOLD Sybil Bauer, USA 01:23.2
    SILVER Phyllis Harding, GBR 01:27.4
    BRONZE Aileen Riggin, USA 01:28.2
  • 1928
    GOLD Maria J. Braun, HOL 1:22.0
    SILVER Ellen King, GBR 1:22.2
    BRONZE M. Joyce Cooper, GBR 01:22.8
  • 1932
    GOLD Eleanor Holm, USA 01:19.4
    SILVER Philomena Mealing, AUS 1:21.3
    BRONZE Valerie Davies, GBR 01:22.5
  • 1936
    GOLD Nida Senff, HOL 1:18.9
    SILVER Hendrika Mastenbroek, HOL 1:19.2
    BRONZE Alice Bridges, USA 1:19.4
  • 1948
    GOLD Karen M. Harup, DAN 1:14.4
    SILVER Suzanne Zimmerman, USA 1:16.0
    BRONZE Judy Davies, AUS 1:16.7
  • 1952
    GOLD Joan Harrison, SAF 1:14.3
    SILVER Geertje Wielema, HOL 1:14.5
    BRONZE Jean Stewart, NSE 1:15.8
  • 1956
    GOLD Judith Grinham, GBR 1:12.9
    SILVER Carin Cone, USA 1:12.9
    BRONZE Margaret Edwards, GBR 1:13.1
  • 1960
    GOLD Lynn Burke, USA 1:09.3
    SILVER Natalie Steward, GBR 1:10.8
    BRONZE Satoka Tanaka, JPN 1:11.4
  • 1964
    GOLD Cathy Ferguson, USA 1:07.7
    SILVER Christine Caron, FRA 1:07.9
    BRONZE Virginia Duenkel, USA 1:08.0
  • 1968
    GOLD Kaye Hall, USA 1:06.2
    SILVER Elaine Tanner, CAN 1:06.7
    BRONZE Jane Swagerty, USA 1:08.1
  • 1972
    GOLD Melissa Belote, USA 1:05.78
    SILVER Andrea Gyarmati, HUN 1:06.26
    BRONZE Susie Atwood, USA 1:06.34
  • 1976
    GOLD Ulrike Richter, GDR 1:01.83
    SILVER Birgit Treiber, GDR 1:03.41
    BRONZE Nancy Garapick, CAN 1:03.71
  • 1980
    GOLD Rica Reinisch, GDR 1:00.86
    SILVER Ina Kleber, GDR 1:02.07
    BRONZE Petra Reidel, GDR 1:02.64
  • 1984
    GOLD Theresa Andrews, USA 1:02.55
    SILVER Betsy Mitchell, USA 1:02.63
    BRONZE Jolanda deRover, HOL 1:02.91
  • 1988
    GOLD Kristin Otto, GDR 1:00.89
    SILVER Krisztina Egerszegi, HUN 1:01.56
    BRONZE Cornelia Sirch, GDR 1:01.57
  • 1992
    GOLD Krisztina Egerszegi, HUN 1:00.68
    SILVER Tunde Szabo, HUN 1:01.14
    BRONZE Lea Loveless, USA 1:01.43
  • 1996
    GOLD Beth Botsford, USA 1:01.19
    SILVER Whitney Hedgepeth, USA 1:01.47
    BRONZE Marianne Kriel, RSA 1:02.12
  • 2000
    GOLD Diana Mocanu, ROM 1:00.21
    SILVER Mai Nakamura, JPN 1:00.55
    BRONZE Nina Zhivanevskaya, ESP 1:00.89
  • 2004
    GOLD Natalie Coughlin, USA 1:00.37
    SILVER Kirsty Coventry, ZIM 1:00.50
    BRONZE Laure Manaudou, FRA 1:00.88
  • 2008
    GOLD Natalie Coughlin, USA 58.96
    SILVER Kirsty Coventry, ZIM 59.19
    BRONZE Margaret Hoelzer, USA 59.34
  • 2012
    GOLD FRANKLIN Missy USA 58.33
    SILVER SEEBOHM Emily AUS 58.68
    BRONZE TERAKAWA Aya JPN 58.83
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