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Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres Backstroke Semi-Finals

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): Francisco Márquez Olympic Swimming Pool, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 21, 1968
Date Finished: October 21, 1968
Format: Fastest eight advanced to the final.

Gold: GDR Roland Matthes
Silver: USA Charlie Hickcox
Bronze: USA Ronnie Mills

Semi-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Charlie Hickcox 21 United States USA 1:01.6 QU
2 Jim Shaw 18 Canada CAN 1:01.9 QU
3 Reinhard Blechert 21 West Germany FRG 1:02.2 QU
4 Yuriy Hromak 20 Soviet Union URS 1:02.4
5 Franco Chino 20 Italy ITA 1:02.7
6 Danijel Vrhovšek 25 Yugoslavia YUG 1:02.7
7 John Jackson 22 Great Britain GBR 1:02.8
8 Ejvind Pedersen 18 Denmark DEN 1:03.6

Semi-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Roland Matthes 17 East Germany GDR 1:01.3 QU
2 Larry Barbiere 17 United States USA 1:01.6 QU
3 Ronnie Mills 17 United States USA 1:01.8 QU
4 Franco Del Campo 19 Italy ITA 1:02.1 QU
5 Bob Schoutsen 17 Netherlands NED 1:02.1 QU
6 Karl Byrom 17 Australia AUS 1:02.3
7 Santiago Esteva 16 Spain ESP 1:02.4
8 Viktor Mazanov 21 Soviet Union URS 1:02.5