Pan Pacific Championships, Results: Emily Seebohm Blazes 100 Back for Australian All-Comers, Meet Record

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GOLD COAST, Australia, August 21. SHE’s been looking to score a big head-to-head victory against Missy Franklin, and she finally got it as Australia’s Emily Seebohm took advantage of a bit of a wounded Franklin to scorch the Pan Pacs 100-meter back finale in 58.84. That’s an Australian All-Comers and Pan Pacs record.

Her previous world-leading time from the Australian Nationals of 58.92 had been the All-Comers record, while Seebohm also took down her meet record of 59.34 from this event in 2010. That’s a successful title defense for Seebohm.

Japan’s Sayaka Akase (1:00.65), Canada’s Dominique Bouchard (1:00.82), Canada’s Hilary Caldwell (1:00.99), USA’s Elizabeth Pelton (1:01.37) and Japan’s Miyuki Takemura (1:01.88) also competed in the championship heat.

A Final Results

  1 SEEBOHM, EMILY   22 AUSTRALIA           59.72      58.84!  963  
    r:+0.66  28.54        58.84 (30.30)
  2 HOCKING, BELIND  23 AUSTRALIA         1:00.46      59.78   918  
    r:+0.58  29.60        59.78 (30.18)
  3 FRANKLIN, MISSY  19 UNITED STATES     1:00.60    1:00.30   895  
    r:+0.71  29.74      1:00.30 (30.56)
  4 AKASE, SAYAKA    19 JAPAN             1:01.72    1:00.65   880  
    r:+0.61  29.55      1:00.65 (31.10)
  5 BOUCHARD, DOMIN  23 CANADA            1:01.10    1:00.82   872  
    r:+0.72  29.64      1:00.82 (31.18)
  6 CALDWELL, HILAR  23 CANADA            1:01.34    1:00.99   865  
    r:+0.61  29.88      1:00.99 (31.11)
  7 PELTON, ELIZABE  20 UNITED STATES     1:01.05    1:01.37   849  
    r:+0.69  30.02      1:01.37 (31.35)
  8 TAKEMURA, MIYUK  25 JAPAN             1:01.54    1:01.88   828  
    r:+0.53  29.83      1:01.88 (32.05)

Australia had a huge showing in the race as Belinda Hocking took second in 59.78 to tie her seventh-ranked time from Commonwealth Games, while Franklin settled for bronze in 1:00.30.  She just could not duplicate her third-ranked 59.38 from U.S. Nationals after battling back spasms the past day.

USA’s Kathleen Baker had a strong consolation heat as she won in 1:00.35.  Canada’s Brooklyn Snodgrass placed second in 1:00.57 with Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros placing third in 1:00.82.

Japan’s Shiho Sakai (1:01.86), China’s Zhao Ying (1:02.88), Hong Kong’s Claudia Lau (1:03.43), South Africa’s Marce Loubser (1:04.95) and South Africa’s Beatrix Malan (1:05.66) comprised the rest of the B final field.

B Final Results

  9 BAKER, KATHLEEN  17 UNITED STATES     1:01.09    1:00.35   893  
    r:+0.66  29.23      1:00.35 (31.12)
 10 SNODGRASS, BROO  20 CANADA            1:01.54    1:00.57   883  
    r:+0.67  29.48      1:00.57 (31.09)
 11 MEDEIROS, ETIEN  23 BRAZIL            1:01.81    1:00.82   872  
    r:+0.60  29.85      1:00.82 (30.97)
 12 SAKAI, SHIHO     23 JAPAN             1:01.86    1:01.86   829  
    r:+0.58  29.93      1:01.86 (31.93)
 13 ZHAO, YING       18 CHINA             1:02.99    1:02.88   789  
    r:+0.69  30.45      1:02.88 (32.43)
 14 LAU, CLAUDIA     21 HONG KONG         1:04.12    1:03.43   769  
    r:+0.64  30.82      1:03.43 (32.61)
 15 LOUBSER, MARCE   18 SOUTH AFRICA      1:05.37    1:04.95   716  
    r:+0.67  30.98      1:04.95 (33.97)
 16 MALAN, BEATRIX   18 SOUTH AFRICA      1:06.22    1:05.66   693  
    r:+0.65  31.60      1:05.66 (34.06)

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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