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Emily Seebohm

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Born

5/06/92 Adelaide, SA Australia

Lives

Brisbane, QLD

Height

180cms

Weight

70kg

Nickname

Cbomb

Coach

David Lush

WHAT IS SOMETHING INTERESTING THAT PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

I wear glasses.

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SWIMMING:

Horse riding, pole dancing, watching movies and hanging with the dogs.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO AFTER YOUR SWIMMING CAREER?

I want to get into media.

WHO IS THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON YOU HAVE EVER MET?

Ian Thorpe.

WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO START SWIMMING?

At first I didn't like it but once I started racing, I really liked that. That's where my passion came from.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Won Gold and set new Games Record as part of the 4x100m medley at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Won gold in the 200m backstroke at the 2017 FINA World Championships

Won silver as part of the 4x100m medley relay at the 2016 Olympic Games Won a gold and two bronze at the 2017 World Champs in Budapest for the 200m backstroke, 100m backstroke and 4 x 100m medley.

In 2015 Emily won two world championship titles in the 100 and 200m backstroke, she then went on to take gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay and a bronze in the medley relay Emily won dual gold medals at both the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacs in 2014 in the 100m backstroke and 4x100m medley relays She won three silver medals at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona and won an individual silver medal in the 100m backstroke and a silver and gold medal for her parts in the 4x100m medley and freestyle relays at the London Olympics 2012. Emily set an Olympic and Australian record in the 100m backstroke semi-final at the London Olympic Games. She won eight medals, including three gold, at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and broke the 100m individual medley world record at the 2009 Telstra Short Course Championships.

Australian Representative Honours and Results

Olympic Games

Beijing, China, 2008, Gold: 4x100m medley, 9th 100m back

London, England, 2012, Gold: 4x100m freestyle relay (heat) Silver: 100m backstroke, 4x100m medley relay

Rio, Brazil, 2016, bronze 4 x 100 medley, 7th100m backstroke, 12th 200m backstroke Olympic Games Total: G: 2 S: 2 B:1 World Championships

Budapest, Hungary, 2017: Gold: 200m backstroke, Bronze 100m backstroke, Bronze: 4 x 100m medley relay, 4th 50 metre backstroke

Kazan, Russia, 2015, Gold: 100 and 200m backstroke, 4x100m freestyle relay Bronze: 4x100m medley relay

Barcelona, Spain, 2013, Silver: 100m backstroke, 4x100m medley relay, 4x100m freestyle relay (heat swimmer)

Shanghai, China, 2011, 4th 100m back, 5th 50m back

Rome, Italy 2009, Silver: 4x100m medley Bronze: 100m back, 7th 50m back, 15th 200m IM

Melbourne, Australia, 2007, Gold: 4x100m medley, 4th 100m back, 14th 50m back

FINA World Championships Total: G: 4 S: 3 B: 2

Commonwealth Games

Delhi, India, 2010, Gold: 100m back, 4x100m free, 4x100m medley, Silver: 100m free, 200m IM Bronze: 50m fly, 50m back, 200m back

Glasgow, Scotland 2014, Gold: 100m backstroke, 4x100m medley relay; 4th 50m backstroke; 7th 200m IM

Gold Coast, Australia 2018: Gold 4x100m medley relay, Gold 50m backstroke, Silver 100m backstroke, Bronze 200m backstroke

Commonwealth Games Total: G: 7 S: 3  B: 4 
Pan Pacific

Irvine, USA 2010, Gold: 100m back, 200m IM Silver: 100m free, 50m fly, 4x100m free, 4x100m medley

Gold Coast, Australia, 2014, Gold: 100m backstroke, 4x100m medley Silver: 200m backstroke, 7th 200IM

Pan Pacific Championship Total: G: 4 S: 5 World Short Course

Doha, Qatar, 2014, Silver: 50m backstroke, 100m backstroke, 200m backstroke, 13th 200m IM

FINA World Short Course Total: S: 3

Tips from the top

Meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors just the same!

Bronte Campbell

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