2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 30th
- Budapest, Hungary
- LCM (50m)
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Australian Emily Seebohm stormed home the final 50m of the women’s 200 back final to run down Katinka Hosszu and earn Australia’s first gold medal of the 2017 World Championships. Seebohm also set a new Australian record with her time of 2:05.68, after tying her own mark yesterday.
Earlier this week Seebohm had earned a bronze medal in the 100 back, but was unable to defend her 2015 title in the event. Even if Seebohm had matched her time from 2015 in that event, it wouldn’t have mattered, as Canadian Kylie Masse set a new world record with her gold medal performance. It’d been a similar story for Australia as a whole, as the Dolphins had picked up plenty of 2nd- and 3rd-place finishes, but gold medals had been quite elusive.
With tonight’s swim, Seebohm remains the 4th-fastest performer ever in this event, but now is tied with Missy Franklin for the 7th-fastest swim of all-time.
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