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05 June - Emily Seebohm, A natural in water.

Unread postby Max ADU » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:52 pm

Australian Birthday Today
5th May

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Emily Jane Seebohm born 5th June 1992 in Adelaide, South Australia. Seebohm is an Australian backstroke, freestyle, butterfly and individual medley swimmer.

On 26 January 2009, Seebohm was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia

The start of a rising star
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At the age of 14, Seebohm won the 100 m backstroke at the 2007 Australian Championships that was for selection for the 2007 World Aquatics Championships.

At the World Championships in Melbourne, she was placed fourth in the final of the 100 m backstroke and 14th in the 50 m backstroke. Seebohm received a gold medal in the 4x100 m medley relay.

In the same year Seebohn shone in the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming, bagging a gold in both the 100 m backstroke and 4x100 m medley relay.

More success follows Seebohm
In a few short months at the Brisbane Catholic Schoolgirls Championships, Seebohm broke the 50 m backstroke Commonwealth and Australian records with a time 28.10 seconds on 6 March 2008.

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Seebohm missed out on the world record by one hundredth of a second set bu Li Yang's world record of 28.09 seconds.

16 days later Seebohm broke the world record in the 50 m backstroke in the semi-finals of the 2008 Australian Championships.

A day later, this record was beaten again, this time by Australian Sophie Edington in a time of 27.67 seconds in the final of the same event. Seebohm decided not to swim in 50m final but decided to focus on the semi-final of the 100 m backstroke.

The decision paid off when she became the first Australian woman to break the one-minute barrier in the event, her 59.78 making her the fifth-fastest of all-time.

She then lowered the record to 59.58 s in the final, winning the Australian championship and gaining selection for the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Wishes do not always come true.
Oylmpic Gold for individuals eluded Seebohm but winning gold for the 4x100 m medley relay at 2008 Summer Olympics

At the 2012 London Olympics, Seebohm set a new Olympic record in a 100m backstroke qualifier and gained a silver medal in the final of the event.

Other accomplishments.
2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome
  • Bronze medal in the 100 m backstroke with a time of 58.88.
  • Silver medal in the 4x100 m medley relay.

2009 Australian Short Course Championships
  • Seebohm broke the world record in the 100 m IM in 58.54.
2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships
  • On the first night she defeated Olympic champion Natalie Coughlin in the 100 m backstroke, taking gold in championship record time
  • Silver in the 50 m butterfly.
  • Silver in the 100 m freestyle in her first attempt at the event at international level.
  • Silver in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay.
  • Gold in the 200 m individual medley.
  • Silver in 4 × 100 m medley relay and broke the 100 m backstroke championship record her leg of the race.

Later on in the year she won another 8 medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games

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Re: 05 June - Emily Seebohm, A natural in water.

Unread postby Max ADU » Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:14 pm

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