Emily Seebohm says setbacks have helped fuel her stunning 12-month form ahead of the 2016 Games selection meet in Adelaide starting today.
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7 Apr 2016 - 7:56 AM  UPDATED 7 Apr 2016 - 7:56 AM

Brisbane-based Seebohm was devastated after her long-time coach Matt Brown relocated to Melbourne a year ago.

Then she dislocated her knee 10 weeks out from the 2015 world titles while riding a horse

She dug deep to become the first woman to claim the 100m-200m backstroke double at a world titles in 42 years at Russia in 2015

"Last year it was tough," Seebohm said.

"It was tough to get to worlds but I think it showed how tough I can be."

Seebohm reckons she is ready to show that resilience again at the Rio trials after her preparation was almost derailed by illness

"I had that illness which was a disruption to me but maybe that's what works because then I can be like 'now I need to train harder to get to that next step'"