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Swimming at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Tourelles Swimming Pool, Saint-Mandé
Date Started: July 16, 1924
Date Finished: July 18, 1924

Gold: USA Warren Kealoha
Silver: USA Paul Wyatt
Bronze: HUN Károly Bartha

Summary

This event started badly for the Americans with the disqualification, for a false start, of the Hawaiian [Henry Luning]. This turned out to be the only the blemish on a perfect record as his compatriots [Warren Paoa Kealoha] and [Paul Wyatt] proved to be a class above the rest of the competition. Kealoha repeated his triumph of Antwerp in a time and bettered his time of 1920 by two seconds, finishing clear of Wyatt with [Károly Bartha] of Hungary taking the final place on the podium. Keahola broke the world record six times in his career, taking it from 1:15.6 to 1:11.4.