Australian Record surprise for Seebohm in Singapore

Australian Record surprise for Seebohm in Singapore

Triple Olympian and three-time individual world long course champion, Emily Seebohm found success in Singapore with a victory in the 100 and 200m backstroke and an Australian Record in the 200m IM. 

The 100m backstroke title came down to the touch with the David Lush coached star just getting the better of Regan Smith from the USA to claim gold in 56.23. Smith was second in 56.33 with her teammate Alex Walsh rounding out the top three in 57.86.

Seebohm then won the 200m backstroke final convincingly in 2:01.41 once again ahead of Smith (2:02.70) and Hungary's Katinka Hosszu was third in 2:04.60. 

Then came a surprise silver medal in tyhe 200m IM with Seebohm sneaking into second place behind Hosszu (2:04.37) in a time of 2:05.46 to set a new Australian Record for the event taking the previous record from Alicia Coutts.

She wasn't off the podium for long, Seebohm was also second in the 50m breastrstroke, clocking a time of 29.96 toching just behind Jamaican Alia Atkinson in 29.29. 

Cate Campbell picked up a sweet victory in the 100m freestyle, getting the better of Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom and beating the best for her return to the top of the podium. 

Campbell hit the wall in 50.85 with Sjostrom second in 50.99 and Ranomi Kromowidjojo third in 51.65. 

Testing out her butterfly skills, Campbell then bagged herself a bronze in the 50m fly in 25.29 with Sjostrom first in 24.61 and Kromowidjojo second in 24.73.

Cate then combined with Cam McEvoy, Louis Townsend and her sister Bronte to take gold in the 4x50m freestyle relay in a time of 1:29.34, continuing their domindation of this event on the FINA world Cup Asian circuit. 

And Cate wasn't done yet, the Queenslander then anchored the 4x50m medley team home to victory in 1:38.65. With Bobby Hurley, Louis Townsend and Emma McKeon combining with Cate for the win. 

Emma McKeon also had some individual success with the Griffith University swimmer securing silver in both the 200m freestyle and the 200m butterfly; a new event in her already wide ranging program. 

Cam McEvoy was the best of the men, picking up silver in both the 50 and 400m freestyle events - proving his versatility and race fitness. 

​Full results are available here: https://www.fina.org/event/fina/airweave-swimming-world-cup-2017-9/results

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