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Swimming at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's 100 Yard Backstroke

Swimming at the 1904 Summer Games:


Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Life Saving Exhibition Lake, Forest Park, St. Louis
Date Started: September 6, 1904
Date Finished: September 6, 1904
Format: Final only.

Gold: GER Walter Brack
Silver: GER Georg Hoffmann
Bronze: GER Georg Zacharias


The 100-yard backstroke was contested by six swimmers, three American and three Germans. The Americans were no contest at all for the Germans who dominated the backstroke and breaststroke events in this era. The Germans swept the medals, led by [Walter Brack] who finished in 1:16.8 followed by [Georg Hoffmann], and [Georg Zacharias].

View a Phase of this EventFinal Standings

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Walter Brack 23 Germany GER Gold 1:16.8
2 Georg Hoffmann Germany GER Silver
3 Georg Zacharias 20 Germany GER Bronze
4 Bill Orthwein 22 United States USA
AC Edwin Swatek 19 United States USA
AC David Hammond 23 United States USA