<h5>Emily Seebohm</h5>
<p>Emily Seebohm of Australia competes in the Women's 200m Backstroke Final at the 16th FINA World Championships.</p>
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Emily Seebohm

Emily Seebohm

Swimming Schedule & Results

(Local) / 10:49 PM 13 Aug (Rio)
Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final

3:55.00 (2nd)

United States of America (USA)
Australia (AUS)
Denmark (DEN)

(Local) / 10:35 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Women's 200m Backstroke Semifinal 1

2:09.39 (6th)

(Local) / 02:51 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Women's 200m Backstroke - Heat 4

2:09.00 (3rd)

(Local) / 10:30 PM 8 Aug (Rio)
Women's 100m Backstroke Final

59.19 (7th)

Katinka Hosszu (HUN)
Kathleen Baker (USA)
Kylie Masse (CAN)
Yuanhui Fu (CHN)

(Local) / 11:36 PM 7 Aug (Rio)
Women's 100m Backstroke Semifinal 1

59.32 (3rd)

(Local) / 01:14 PM 7 Aug (Rio)
Women's 100m Backstroke - Heat 5

58.99 (1st)

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Athlete Biography

Dual Olympian Emily Seebohm will take to the pool in Rio in the 100m and 200m backstroke as well as the 4x100m medley relay after dominating her 10th National Championships in Adelaide.

Seebohm qualified for the Games on day three of the trials with a win in the 100m backstroke over Madison Wilson in a time of 58.73, just 0.47 off the time which won her last year’s world title. Seebohm claimed the silver medal behind team member, Belinda Hocking in the 200m event unable to secure the double as she did at World Championship last year.

One of the standout Australian swimmers in 2015, Seebohm became only the fifth woman in history - and first Australian to claim the 100m-200m double at World Championships in Kazan, Russia, alongside boyfriend and fellow World Champion Mitch Larkin.

The Brisbane Grammar Swimming club athlete, coached by David Lush, will be looking to finish one higher than the London Games, where she qualified fastest for the 100m backstroke final but was beaten by Missy Franklin of the USA by 0.35 seconds.

Seebohm has three tattoos, including the Olympic rings on the top of her back. She relaxes outside of the water riding her horse Platinum and practicing her pole dancing.

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Olympic Information

  • 2012 London - 2nd (100m backstroke), 1st (4x100m freestyle - heat only), 2nd (4x100m medley) 2008 Beijing - 1st (4x100m medley), 9th (100m backstroke)

Recent Performances

  • 1st (100m backstroke) - 2016 Brisbane Grand Prix (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 1st (200m backstroke), 1st (100m backstroke) - 2016 Santa Clara Grand Prix (Santa Clara, USA)
  • 1st (100m backstroke), 2nd (200m backstroke) – 2016 Australian Swimming Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 1st (100m backstroke), 1st (200m backstroke) – 2015 World Championships (Kazan, Russia)
  • 1st (100m backstroke) – 2015 World Cup Dubai (UAE)

Career Highlights

  • Winning eight medals at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games
  • Dual World Champion at the 2015 World Championships


  • Primary
    Saint Joseph's Primary School (QLD, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Saint John Fisher Girls College (QLD, Australia)


  • Coach
    David Lush (2015 - current)
  • Primary Training Base
    Brisbane, Australia


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