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Golden girl Emily Seebohm back to her best

FOR so long the bridesmaid, Emily Seebohm (pictured) has finally fulfilled the potential she showed when she won her first national 100m backstroke title as a 14-year-old in 2007.

The Queenslander has emerged as the star for Australia at the world championships in Russia, claiming her third gold medal with a barnstorming finish in the 200m backstroke final to overhaul London Olympian Missy Franklin and world champion Katinka Hosszu.

That followed victories in the 4x100m freestyle relay and 100m backstroke.

The successes have finally put to bed the dramas of the 2012 London Olympics where a fixation with social media was blamed for her narrow loss to Franklin in the 100m backstroke final.

Her double in Kazan lifted Australia to second on the medal table behind the USA, and matched the effort of fellow backstroker Mitch Larkin, who added the 200m title to his 100m victory the previous night.



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