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Emily Seebohm grabs women's 200m backstroke gold

R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya
08.08.2015, 18:12 Sport
The third final heat has come to an end a few moments ago at the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan. The world’s eight best swimmers competed for gold in the women’s 200m backstroke event.

Australian swimmer Emily Seebohm was first to finish the race. She touched home with a time of 2:05.81, adding another gold medal to her country's collection. Emily Seebohm's name is well known to the Kazan public as she had topped the podium in the 100m backstroke event the other day. Missy Franklin from the USA placed second with 2:06.34. Bronze went to Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu who clocked 2:06.84.

"It’s never easy to gain a medal. It takes a lot of dedication, hard work and sacrifices as well. My preparation for this event was not very stable, because of a change of coach and dislocation. I can’t wait to share my happiness with my compatriot, Madison Wilson. It is her first World Championships,” Emily Seebohm said to reporters after her victory in the women's 100m backstroke event. 

FINA Worlds 2015. Swimming.

Women. 200m backstroke

1. Emily SEEBOHM (AUS) – 2:05.81

2. Missy FRANKLIN (USA) – 2:06.34

3. Katinka HOSSZU (HUN) – 2:06.84

Kazan Arena Stadium. August 8.

Press Office of Organising Committee for 16th FINA World Championships