Emily Seebohm Narrowly Misses 200 Back World Record (Video Interview)

Video Interview courtesy of Swimming Australia. 


The second day of the Australian Short Course Championships in Sydney saw several athletes put up some very strong performances, new one new Commonwealth and two new Australian records set as well as six swimmers post world number one ranked times.

Emily Seebohom continued her record-breaking ways on night two of the Australian Short Course Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre tonight.

After scratching the 100 freestyle, Seebohm went after the 200 backstroke and nearly broke Katinka Hosszu’s World Record from 2014, missing it by .26 seconds with her time of 1:59.49.  That swim broke her own Commonwealth, Australian and Australian All Comers records and record the second fastest time in history and only the second swimmer under two minutes.

“I said to myself this afternoon I’d be happy to swim under two minutes and I did that – close to the world record but I’m not disappointed, world records are there to be broken and they don’t last long,” said Seebohm.

“I’m stoked with that time and I’m really looking forward to the 100m tomorrow to see what I can do – 2015 has been a great year and it couldn’t be better leading into next year – I can’t wait.”

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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