Although Off The Podium, Seebohm Nails Aussie/Oceanic 50 Back Record


Aussie mainstay Emily Seebohm has already won bronze in the women’s 100m backstroke day 3 but this evening she added yet another accolade to her storied swimming career. Although falling 4th and just shy of the podium here in Budapest Seebohm’s 50m backstroke time of 27.37 checks-in as a new Australian national record  Oceanic as well as Commonwealth Record.

Entering the meet, Seebohm’s personal best sat at the 27.47 clocked while winning the national title at the 2015 Australian Championships. In tonight’s race, the 25-year-old double world champion from 2015 shaved .10 off of that outing to wind up must .15 out of a medal spot.

For Seebohm having been dealing with an endometriosis diagnosis that left the Olympian in pain and onto the operating table over the past year, she was extremely pleased with her 100m bronze and now has a new sprint back record to stand with it.

With her result tonight, Seebohm now slides into the 9th spot in the faster performers of all-time.

1 Zhao Jing 27.06
2 Fu Yuanhui 27.11
3 Etiene Medeiros 27.14
4 Daniela Samulski 27.23
5 Alexandria Herasimenia 27.23
6 Maaike De Waard 27.27
7 Gao Chang 27.28
8 Anastasia Fesikova 27.31
9 Emily Seebohm 27.37
10 Kathleen Baker 27.48


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Loretta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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