W100 Back Semis: Aussie Emily Seebohm Takes Upper Hand in Quest For Gold

Australian Emily Seebohm put herself in position to claim gold in the 100 backstroke by claiming the top seed in 58.56, the third-fastest mark of her career. Can Missy Franklin retaliate in the final?

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Australian Emily Seebohm put herself in position to claim gold in the 100 backstroke by claiming the top seed in 58.56, the third-fastest mark of her career. Can Missy Franklin retaliate in the final?

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Personal Best

Nice to see Madison Wilson is consistent with her performances so far (relay effort and the 100 back).

However, as competent and lovely as Giaan Rooney is as commentator (and she is)… 59.05 is not a pb for Wilson (telepathically sends message to Giaan).

aswimfan

I hope Seebohm will finally win her first major individual gold. She really deserves it.

G T

Unfortunately Giaan has been doing a shocking job. Saying Lorna Tonks was a better 200m swimmer and saying Madi had set PBs in heat and semi-final of 100m back were just a few of her dumb mistakes last night. Neither she nor ‘Baz’ seem to have much idea of national records either (eg Larkin’s backstroke swimming in heats or semi).

And if you were playing a drinking game everytime Giaan said ‘cobwebs’ or ‘super-suit’ you would be unconscious half way through each session.

Go Aussie girls tonight tho.

Tony McKinnon

Giants also made a blunder on Bronte C relay split Kate has gone 51.3+ Giaan needs to do her home work Nicole Livinston would never had made such an obvious error

Verram

Plenty of trivia/records mistakes coming from Giaan.. Basil doesn’t know any better .. The worst part is they’re feeding such incorrect information on to the poolside interviewer (whoever he is) and telling the swimmers incorrect results such as Championship Record for Mitch Larkin and Bronte swimming the fastest relay split.. At least when Nicole Stevenson does it, it’s mostly correct data

aswimfan

I like Nicole Livingstone as commentator, she’s very knowledgeable and gives plenty of insights.

Also, Livingstone would give accurate prediction during the race after a quick analysis, such as this:
https://youtu.be/Nfp_V3vZfpg

Garry COx

Worst commentary ever in the AUS coverage- I feel like throwing something at the TV. Any of us could do a better job

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