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Seebohm denied by swimming's 'Iron Lady'

AAP logoAAP 10/12/2016 Laine Clark

The "Iron Lady" of swimming is showing no signs of rust at the world short course titles in Canada - much to Australian Emily Seebohm's frustration.

Seebohm has taken on a marathon nine-event program at the six-day titles in Windsor.

However, the triple Olympian is yet to break through for a gold medal by day four due mainly to the dominance of Hungary's Katinka Hosszu.

Dubbed the Iron Lady for the sheer number of events she contests - and usually wins - Hosszu was again Seebohm's nemesis on Saturday when she pipped her for 100m individual medley gold.

The reigning FINA female swimmer of the year clocked 57.24 seconds - just short of her world record 56.67 - to relegate Seebohm (57.97) to silver.

Remarkably, it was Hosszu's fifth gold of the meet.

Seebohm added the silver to the 200m backstroke bronze she claimed on Friday - also behind winner Hosszu.

Seebohm's effort took Australia's total medal haul to two gold, one silver and four bronze with two days left.

Dual long course world champion Seebohm will again go head to head with Hosszu on Sunday in the 50m backstroke final and the 200m IM.

"It's so important not to dwell on what you've done and continue to think about what's coming up," said Seebohm of her nine-event program.

"When I was on the (100m IM) medal dais, I was enjoying the moment and smiling but, inside, I was thinking 'make sure you're ready for the 50 backstroke - it's going to be quick'."

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