Seebohm wins silver in 100m backstroke



Australia's Emily Seebohm won the silver medal in the women's 100m backstroke at the London Olympics.

Seebohm was pipped by American Missy Franklin in Monday night's final but secured her first individual Olympic medal.

The 20-year-old won gold as a heat swimmer in the nation's victorious 4x100m freestyle relay campaign, and has a gold medal from the 4x100m medley in Beijing four years ago.

Franklin won the final in 58.33 seconds with Seebohm clocking 58.68s, while Japan's Aya Terakawa took the bronze medal.

Seebohm's compatriot Belinda Hocking finished seventh.

Seebohm, who set an Olympic record of 58.23s in her heat on Sunday, led at the turn but was overtaken by Franklin in the final 25 metres.

The Adelaide-born swimmer will bid for a second gold medal in London as part of Australia's team in the 4x100m medley relay on Saturday night.