Aussie Medal Hopes Day 3

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Emily Seebohm set an Olympic record in the Women's 100m backstroke heats. Photo: Getty Images/Adam Pretty
Emily Seebohm  heads Australia’s medal chances on day three of the London Olympics, after qualifying fastest for the Women’s 100m backstroke final. The 20 year-old, who finished fourth in the event at last year’s World Championships, set a new Olympic record with her heat swim of 58.23 seconds in the heat before stopping the clock at 58.39 in her easy semi-final win. Having qualified 0.73 seconds faster than her nearest rival, Seebohm is not only expected to win the race, but also to challenge the world record (58.12) set by Gemma Spofforth in 2009. Belinda Hocking  will also contest the race after sneaking into the field.

Several other Australian swimmers will contest finals, with Hayden Stoeckel  lining up in the Men’s 100m backstroke final and Thomas Fraser-Holmes  facing the starter in the Men’s 200m freestyle final. Reigning Olympic champion Leisel Jones  will be out to defend her crown in the Women’s 100m breaststroke after qualifying fifth fastest for the final. 

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