4 Apr 2011

Swim star collapses in Australia

6:45 am on 4 April 2011

Adelaide's teenage swim sensation Emily Seebohm has collapsed at the Australian national championships in Sydney shortly after booking her place at this year's world championships.

Seebohm, who suffered a bout of swine flu prior to the meet, surrendered her national 100 metres backstroke title after Belinda Hocking scored an upset win in Sunday night's final.

Seebohm finished second to also seal a spot on the team but officials said she collapsed shortly after the final and was being attended to by medical staff.