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Swimming at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Swimming at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 7, 2016
Date Finished: August 8, 2016

Gold: USA Ryan Murphy
Silver: CHN Xu Jiayu
Bronze: USA David Plummer

Summary

Australian [Mitch Larkin] won both backstroke events at the 2015 World Championships and, based on recent times, was a co-favorite along with American [Ryan Murphy], who had won relay medals at Kazan, but no individual medals. The other American, [David Plummer], was making his Olympic début at 30-years-old, but was considered a medal contender, along with Japan’s [Ryosuke Irie] and France’s [Camille Lacourt].

The US put both their swimmers on the podium with Murphy winning gold in an Olympic record 51.97, ahead of China’s surprising [Xu Jiayu], while Plummer won the bronze medal. Larkin placed fourth and Irie seventh. Murphy would come back later in the week to win gold in the 200 backstroke, where Larkin was second, and Murphy also won gold in the 4x100 medley relay.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ryan Murphy 21 United States USA Gold OR
2 Xu Jiayu 20 China CHN Silver
3 David Plummer 30 United States USA Bronze
4 Mitch Larkin 23 Australia AUS
5 Camille Lacourt 31 France FRA
6 Yevgeny Rylov 19 Russia RUS
7 Ryosuke Irie 26 Japan JPN
8 Robert Glință 19 Romania ROU
9 Grigory Tarasevich 21 Russia RUS
10 Christopher Reid 20 South Africa RSA
11 Chris Walker-Hebborn 26 Great Britain GBR
12 Jan-Philip Glania 27 Germany GER
13 Josh Beaver 23 Australia AUS
14 Guilherme Guido 29 Brazil BRA
15 Corey Main 21 New Zealand NZL
16 Shane Ryan 22 Ireland IRL
17 Javier Acevedo 18 Canada CAN
18 Apostolos Khristou 19 Greece GRE
19 Junya Hasegawa 22 Japan JPN
20 Hugo González 17 Spain ESP
21 Li Guangyuan 19 China CHN
22 Quah Zheng Wen 19 Singapore SGP
23 Radosław Kawęcki 24 Poland POL
24 Danas Rapšys 21 Lithuania LTU
25 Gábor Balog 25 Hungary HUN
26 Tomasz Polewka 21 Poland POL
27 Yakov Toumarkin 24 Israel ISR
28 Simone Sabbioni 19 Italy ITA
29 Nikita Tsmyg 19 Belarus BLR
30 Won Young-Jun 18 South Korea KOR
31 Albert Subirats 29 Venezuela VEN
32 Viktor Staselovich 22 Belarus BLR
33 Merdan Ataýew 21 Turkmenistan TKM
34 Tim Wynter 20 Jamaica JAM
35 David van der Colff 19 Botswana BOT
36 Driss Lahrichi 18 Morocco MAR
37 Yaaqoub Al-Saadi 20 United Arab Emirates UAE
38 Hamdan Bayusuf 21 Kenya KEN
39 Noah Al-Khulaifi 17 Qatar QAT