Above, Australian Emily Seebohm talks about her excitement to have already gone under 59 seconds at just the World Championship Trials in the women’s 100 back on Sunday.
Event recap, courtesy Jeff Grace, below.
Women’s 100 backstroke – Final
Emily Seebohm, who the gold at both the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championships this summer took, the women’s 100 backstroke in a time of 58.91, which is just off her season’s best of 58.89 which sits atop the world rankings. The win was not an easy one of Seebohm who was pushed by Madison Wilson for the entire race.
Seebohm turned at the 50 meter mark in a time of 28.32 followed by Wilson whose feet hit the wall in a time of 28.69. Wilson came charging home in the final 50 meters but fell five one-hundredths of a second short of catching Seebohm.
- Seebohm – 28.32/58.91 (30.59)
- Wilson – 28.69/58.94 (30.25)
Wilson’s time places her second in the world rankings.
Hayley Baker collected the bronze in a time of 1:00.23.
14 year old Minna Atherton finished fourth in a time of 1:01.18 followed by Mikka Sheridan (1:01.54), Holly Barratt (1:01.95), Hayley Abood (1:02.71) and Sian Whittaker (1:02.75).