Men’s 100m Backstroke – Long Course

World’s Fastest 100m Backstroke – Men’s Long Course

  1. Thomas Ceccon (25.14, 26.46) 51.60
  2. Kliment Kolesnikov (24.83, 26.99) 51.82
  3. Ryan Murphy (25.13, 26.72) 51.85
  4. Jaiyu Xu (24.99, 26.87) 51.86
  5. Aaron Peirsol (25.35, 26.59) 51.94
  6. Evgeny Rylov (24.96, 27.02) 51.98
  7. Matt Grevers (25.37, 26.71) 52.08
  8. Mitchell Larkin (25.24, 26.87) 52.11
  9. Camille Lacourt (25.43, 26.68) 52.11

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The chart below compares the World’s fastest 100m Backstroke swimmers. Swimmers and coaches can looks at the individual Splits, Stroke Counts and the first 50m split compared to swimmers 50m PB. All swim data has been collected from our team reviewing race footage where possible. Here is Thomas Ceccon’s World Record from the 19th FINA World Championships in Budapest 2022.

Here is Ryan Murphy’s previous 100m Backstroke World Record swim to view which was performed in the opening leg of the 4 x 100m Medley Relay at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

From the list of swimmers above those that make the Top 6 list for the Men’s 100m Backstroke Short Course are Jaiyu Xu, and Matt Grevers.

Swimmers above those that make the Top 6 list for the Men’s 200m Backstroke Long Course are Aaron Peirsol, and Mitchell Larkin.

Men's 100m Backstroke - Long Course
Thomas CecconKliment KolesnikovRyan MurphyJaiyu Xu Aaron PeirsolEvgeny RylovMatt GreversMitchell LarkinCamille Lacourt
Height:6 ft 5 in 196cm6 ft 5 in 196cm6ft 3in 191cm6ft 2in 187cm6ft 3in 191cm6 ft 1 in 185cm 6 ft 8 in 203cm6 ft 2 in 188cm6 ft 7 in 200cm
Weight:176lb 80kg190Ib 80kg201lb 91kg172lb 78kg 201lb 91kg78kg 172Ib240Ib 109kg165Ib 75kg187Ib 85kg
DOB:2001-01-272000-07-09 1995-07-021995-08-191983-07-231996-09-23 1985-03-261993-07-091985-04-22
Meet:19th FINA World Championships Budapest 20222023 Swimming Cup of RussiaOlympic Games Rio 2016National Chinese Swimming Championships 20172009 USA Swimming National ChampsTokyo Olympics 2020 (2021)USA Olympic Team Trials 2012FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015European Championships 2010
1st 50m Split
Split Time:25.1424.8325.1324.9925.3524.9625.3725.2425.43
50m PB:24.9923.8024.2424.4225.3524.4924.5324.6424.07
Time off 50m PB:
Percentage of 50m PB:100.600%104.328%103.672%102.334%100.000%101.919%103.424%102.435%105.650%
2nd 50m Split26.4626.9926.7226.8726.5927.0226.7126.8726.68
Total Time:51.6051.8251.8551.8651.9451.9852.0852.1152.11

Note: World’s Fastest 100m Backstroke – Men’s Long Course Update July 2023

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