Anorak News | Emily Seebohm is London 2012 Twitter victim Number 3

Emily Seebohm is London 2012 Twitter victim Number 3

by | 1st, August 2012

SEB Coe was right! Twitter has claimed its third scalp. Following Michel Morganella and Voula Papachristou on the one-way twitter tick out of London 2012, we meet Emily Seebohm, who reveals:

Devastated Emily Seebohm has admitted her obsession with social media may have cost her an Olympic gold medal.

After waking on the day of her 100m backstroke final as the raging hot favourite, Seebohm said she had stayed up for too long texting on Twitter and Facebook about her prospects in the race …

“I’ve obviously got to log out of Twitter and sign out of Facebook sooner than what I did. It’s part of the big learning and I definitely still want that gold and it is going to drive me for the next four years.”

Meanwhile, from China, swimmer Lu Ying explains:

When I am trained in Australia, I had a coach who specializes in short distances and the people I swim with have great enthusiasm … They have fun and enjoy themselves before training and they are not scared of being tired, whereas in China, you have to rest, be focused.

And the winners are…

Photo: Australia’s Emily Seebohm cries as she kisses her silver medal from the 100m backstroke final

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