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Seebohm makes good start in quest for 8 golds

After some confusion, Emily Seebohm of Australia is off to a good start in her quest for eight gold medals in the Commonwealth Games pool, qualifying for her first two finals from morning heats.

india Updated: Oct 04, 2010 12:12 IST

After some confusion, Emily Seebohm of Australia is off to a good start in her quest for eight gold medals in the Commonwealth Games pool, qualifying for her first two finals from morning heats.

Seebohm, who is attempting to follow American Michael Phelps' feat of eight golds at a meet set at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was the fastest qualifier in the 50-meter butterfly and was third-fastest in the 200 individual medley behind teammate Alicia Coutts and Hanna Miley of Scotland.

There was some drama, however, when Seebohm was first listed as being disqualified in the 200 IM for an illegal turn. But organizers blamed a "typo" for the mistake, saying Seebohm had advanced to the final and it was another swimmer who should have been disqualified.