Emily Seebohm Lands Ticket To World-Title Defence With Her 30th Career Sub-59

Emily Seebohm - by Patrick B. Kraemer

The last solo race of the day was one with its sights set firmly on delivering two tickets to Budapest world titles two years after Australia celebrated gold and silver in the 100m backstroke at the global gathering in Kazan. Two berths to Budapest it was, Emily Seebohm far inside target, in 58.62, on her way to the defence of the world crown, Universiade champion Holly Barrett the delighted holder of the second ticket on 59.66, past the post by 0.05. It may have been a close call but the race was the only one on day 2 in Brisbane that produced two qualifiers

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