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Seebohm Flies; Elmslie Pips Barratt

Dec 17, 2012

Emily Seebohm, silver medallist in the 100m backstroke at London 2012, turned over and won the 100m butterfly at the Queensland State Championships in Brisbane as Aussies who opted to bypass the world s/c championships stuck with long-course racing in the midst of their summer season. Seebohm, 20, clocked 59.02 ahead of training partner Brittany Elmslie (1:00.60) and Madeline Groves (1:00.77).

Elmslie, a member of the Olympic gold medal winning 4x100m free relay at London 2012, had earlier pipped pipped Olympic bronze medallist Bronte Barratt 1:58.34 to 1:59.46 in the 200m freestyle, Katie Goldman third in 2:00.18 and another 4x100m gold medallist, Melanie Schlanger, fourth in 2:00.39.

The men’s equivalent went to Thomas Fraser-Holmes in 1:47.27. The Gold Coast charge of Denis Cotterell kept ahead of David McKeon (1:49.40) and Ryan Napoleon (1:49.63), sprinter Cameron McEvoy fourth in 1:49.83.

The men's 100m 'fly went to Christ Wright in 54.17 ahead of Jayden Hadler, on 54.60, while Japanese visitor Takaya Yasue was third in 54.96. Other winners included: Lorna Tonks, on 2:26.80 in the 200m breaststroke; and Mitch Larkin, on 4:24.49 in the 400m medley.