Seebohm shines at Beijing World Cup 

Seebohm shines at Beijing World Cup 

Emily Seebohm's suitcase will be significantly heavier on her way home from the FINA World Cup series after the David Lush coached star picked up five medals on her first stop in Beijing, China. 

Seebohm raced a packed program and secured gold in the 50m backstroke, silver in the 100m back, 200m individual medley and the mixed 4x50m medley relay plus bronze in the 100m individual medley. 

Joining Seebohm in the silver medal position on the podium for the 4x50m medley relay was Bobby Hurley (backstroke), Matt WIlson (breaststroke and Cate Campbell who stormed home in the freestyle leg for a cumulative time of 1:40.08. 

Cate also found success in both the 50 and 100m freestyle. 

The current world record holder in the short course 100m free had to settle for second spot behind behind her regular rival Sarah Sjostrom (51.25) in the 100free with a time of 51.45, leaving Ranomi Kromowidjojo to round out the top three in 51.91.

Then in the 50m freestyle the trio were back on the podium with Sjostrom taking top spot in 23.40, Kromowidjojo second in 23.47 and Campbell third in 23.67, while younger sister Bronte was sixth overall in 24.28.

In the mixed 4x50m freestyle relay the Aussie quartet of Cam McEvoy, Alexander Graham, Bronte and Cate Campbell were the best on the night, grabbing gold in a time of 1:30.81, taking Cate's medal haul to three. 

Rising star Christina Licciardi got her hand on the wall for bronze in the women's 200m buttterfly touching in 2:08.75 behind China's Yufei Zhang (2:05.02) and Germany's Franziska Henkte (2:06.30). 

A number of athletes will now move on to Tokyo for the next leg of the FINA World Cup. 

Full results and information are available here: https://www.fina.org/competition-results/finaairweave-swimming-world-cup-2017/swimming/event-4 

 

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