Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): White City Stadium, London
Date Started: July 16, 1908
Date Finished: July 17, 1908
The Germans were considered the top backstroke swimmers in the world and they placed two men in the finals - [Arno Bieberstein] and [Gustav Aurich]. Bieberstein led the final from the start, with Britain's [Bert Haresnape] 2nd until 70 metres, at which time he was passed by [Ludvig Dam] (DEN). Bieberstein was German backstroke champion for 1905-07 and was also Austrian champion in 1907.