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Sport 'Challenging': Seebohm, Larkin address torrid Pan Pacs preparation

10:35  10 august  2018
10:35  10 august  2018 Source:   theage.com.au

Dolphins out of water: Flat-pack gym has team pumped for Pan Pacs

  Dolphins out of water: Flat-pack gym has team pumped for Pan Pacs The Australians are bound to look good, at the very least, ahead of their showdown with the Americans next week thanks to a new gym in their host city in Japan.The Dolphins have settled in to what is essentially a flat-pack gym in their staging city of Nagaoka before moving to Tokyo to take on Canada, Japan and the might of the Americans from August 9-12.

Instead of preparing in earnest to face some of the best swimmers in the world at this week's Pan Pacs in Tokyo, Seebohm was in the midst of a difficult break-up with team member and fellow backstroker Mitch Larkin . Tough times: Emily Seebohm has spoken about how her relationship break-up

Emily Seebohm remains determined to swim at the Pan Pacs in Tokyo in coming weeks but must overcome more than just a disrupted preparation if she is to bounce b. Focussed: Emily Seebohm is determined to compete at the Pan - Pacs despite her split with Mitch Larkin .

Tough times: Emily Seebohm has spoken about how her relationship break-up impacted her preparation. © AAP Tough times: Emily Seebohm has spoken about how her relationship break-up impacted her preparation. Far be it from Emily Seebohm to state the obvious, but the backstroker could hardly have described it any other way: "It's not been my best prep."

Instead of preparing in earnest to face some of the best swimmers in the world at this week's Pan Pacs in Tokyo, Seebohm was in the midst of a difficult break-up with team member and fellow backstroker Mitch Larkin.

She briefly joined the team camp in Cairns, where Larkin remained, before returning to Brisbane to complete her training under the eye of long-time coach David Lush. Seebohm then skipped the staging camp in Nagaoka and only arrived in Tokyo on Monday.

Aussie Titmus on Ledecky's Pan Pacs radar

  Aussie Titmus on Ledecky's Pan Pacs radar American great Katie Ledecky will be looking over her shoulder at this week's Pan Pacs in Tokyo after Australian Ariarne Titmus' arrival as a world force.For six years Ledecky has been untouchable in distance freestyle but is quite aware she won't be having it all her own way in Japan thanks to Australian teenager Ariarne Titmus.

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Her first swim on Friday would be somewhat of a lottery given the disruption in her training but she made it count, winning her heat with a short-lived Pan Pacs record of 58.79s, which was quickly eclipsed by Canada's Kylie Masse (58.29s).

Seebohm said she had little idea as to how she would perform given the emotional toll of the past month. In the end, it was the most pleasant of surprises.

"I didn't really know where I was at. It's not been my best prep. I'm just coming here and trying to tough it out and race the best in the world," Seebohm said.

Strong start: Mitch Larkin (left) celebrates during the medal presentation of the 4x100m Medley Relay Final. © AAP Strong start: Mitch Larkin (left) celebrates during the medal presentation of the 4x100m Medley Relay Final. Seebohm and Larkin suddenly went from the sport pages to the gossip pages, with Seebohm getting papped getting her nails done like she was a visiting Hollywood celebrity.

Cate Campbell's historic swim sets up relay gold at Pan Pacs

  Cate Campbell's historic swim sets up relay gold at Pan Pacs The sprint star set a staggering pace as she anchored a mixed medley relay team that just became a major player heading towards Tokyo 2020. It was an astonishing performance from the Queenslander, who hit the water with a clear lead over Japan's Tomoi Aoki and Olympic and world champion Simone Manuel, who could only steer her US squad to a surprise bronze.

Mitch Larkin said preparation for the Pan Pacs this week had been ' challenging '. Larkin and Olympic gold medallist Seebohm hit the headlines in the build-up to the competition when The Daily Telegraph reported Larkin ' Challenging ': Seebohm , Larkin address torrid Pan Pacs preparation .

Seebohm .“It’s been challenging but we had a fantastic camp in Cairns and the St Peters squad as well as the whole Dolphins squad has been awesome Swimming's golden couple Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin split | Colorful Life - Продолжительность: 2:31 MING JAYA CO., LTD 100 просмотров.

She said being given permission to break camp and be with her family and coach was a huge help as she tried to find a way through the fog and produce some big swims at the key Pan Pacs meet.

"It wasn't ideal but it was the best of a worst situation. It was nice to go back home and live in my own bubble and do my own stuff. As to what I'm capable of, I don't know. It's not been a great prep.

"I've got nothing to lose. I've been here, there and everywhere. I'll see how I go."

Larkin had already swum on day one of the meet, leading off the successful gold medal-winning mixed medley relay. He was back in his 100m backstroke event on Friday morning, qualifying sixth for the final.

He said the past few weeks had been "challenging" but he had put his head down and dedicated himself to his work, most of which was aimed at his favoured 200m, in which he won Olympic silver in 2016.

"It's been challenging but we had a fantastic camp in Cairns. It's been a fantastic environment to train and race together. I feel really good," Larkin said.

Titmus has record, Ledecky in sights

  Titmus has record, Ledecky in sights Australia's Ariarne Titmus is eyeing off a new national record - and American great Katie Ledecky - in the Pan Pacs 400m freestyle final in Tokyo. Australia's Ariarne Titmus will have a new national record - and American great Katie Ledecky - in her sights in Saturday night's Pan Pacs 400m freestyle final.Fresh from Australia's 4x200m relay win, Titmus, 17, cruised to clock four minutes, 06.47 seconds to win her 400m heat and qualify third fastest for the medal race.The woman to beat will once again be world and Olympic champion Ledecky, who was top qualifier almost four seconds faster than Titmus.

Five is alive for Cate Campbell as she continues Pan Pacs spree : Aussie Titmus on Ledecky's Pan Pacs radar American great Katie Ledecky will be looking It mattered not. Emily Seebohm led them off, handing over to Shayna Jack before Emma McKeon set up the win with a clutch third leg.

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Cate Campbell allowed herself a slice of chocolate cake on Thursday night after her staggering relay split of 50.93s, which made her the quickest female relay swimmer in history.

She was back in the pool early on Friday, qualifying second for the 100m free final behind America's Olympic champion Simone Manuel, who in turn was desperate to bounce back from a strangely slow relay leg swum in Campbell's wake.

Swimming brilliant relays, then coming up short in the individual 100m, has been a familiar story for Campbell in recent campaigns. She hopes her renewed outlook on swimming - more chill, less stress - can help her deliver on her obvious talents and defend her Pan Pacs title.

Pressure tends to follow Campbell but it's mostly through her own doing. Rattling off historic times can't help but announce to the world you are in smouldering form.

"I'm quite stoked about that one (relay swim). To get under 51 seconds is pretty good, I'll pat myself on the back. I knew that I'd swum a good race when I hit the wall, I'd executed it well and I'd swum it smart, which is the big thing for me," Campbell said.

"I had a little bit of chocolate cake last night as a bit of a reward. I'd been eyeing it off all week and I finally thought I'd earned it. I got back to my room and started winding down, watched a TV show, read a book, wrote in my diary, all of those things I would normally do.

"I want to have more confidence in myself and that's what I'm taking forward."

'You made it harder than it had to be': Olympic star Emily Seebohm takes ANOTHER swipe at swimmer Mitch Larkin 'after his affair with another swimmer' .
Australian swimming sensation Emily Seebohm has taken another dig at ex Mitch Larkin on social media, a month after the former golden couple's highly publicised and messy split. The champion backstrokers are currently in Tokyo for the Pan Pacs titles, where Seebohm finished the four-day meet with two gold medals and a silver.The three-time Olympian took to Instagram on Monday to post a pic of her on the medal podium celebrating with her medley relay teammates and what appears to be another swipe at Larkin.

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