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Swimming at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres Backstroke Semi-Finals

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Phases:

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Wembley Arena, Wembley, London
Date Started: August 5, 1948
Date Finished: August 5, 1948
Format: Top three in each heat and the next two fastest advanced to the final.

Gold: USA Allen Stack
Silver: USA Bob Cowell
Bronze: FRA Georges Vallerey, Jr.

Semi-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Allen Stack 20 United States USA 1:07.3 QU
2 Georges Vallerey, Jr. 20 France FRA 1:08.3 QU
3 John Brockway 19 Great Britain GBR 1:09.1 QU
4 Clemente Mejía 19 Mexico MEX 1:09.6 QC
5 Mario Chávez Argentina ARG 1:09.8 QC
6 Paulo Silva Brazil BRA 1:09.8
7 Kees Kievit 17 Netherlands NED 1:11.3
8 Bruce Bourke 19 Australia AUS 1:11.4

Semi-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Bob Cowell 24 United States USA 1:08.5 QU
2 Bert Kinnear 24 Great Britain GBR 1:09.2 QU
3 Jackie Wiid South Africa RSA 1:09.2 QU
4 Howard Patterson 20 United States USA 1:09.9
5 Helio Silva 22 Brazil BRA 1:10.1
6 Lucien Zins 25 France FRA 1:11.5
7 Ilo da Fonseca 18 Brazil BRA 1:11.6
8 René Pirolley 16 France FRA 1:12.9