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42 SPORT WEDNESDAY APRIL 28 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Olympic swimmer Emily Seebohm running drills with Darwin juniors. OLYMPIC swimmer Emily Seebohm took time out of her busy preparations for Tokyo 2021 to fly to Darwin and inspire the next wave of Territory swimmers. More than 90 junior swimmers attended a clinic featuring the Adelaide-born Olympian at Parap Pool at the weekend as part of the Australian Junior Excellence Program. The six-time Olympic medallist has enjoyed an illustrious career at the top of the sport, amassing 53 medals on the global stage while being the former world recordholder in the 50m backstroke. She claimed back-to-back world titles in the womens 200m backstroke in 2015 and 2017. She also won gold and set a Games record with the womens 4x100m medley team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Seebohm was quick to credit the facilities and talent exhibited by the juniors, who had come from as far as Katherine. NATHANIEL CHAMBERS OLYMPIAN VISITS DARWIN POOL Request for 500 nurses Games CEO defends appeal TOKYO Olympics organisers have defended their request for 500 nurses at the pandemic-delayed mega-event, after accusations of diverting crucial medical resources. Reports about their request to the Japanese Nursing Association sparked a furious response among social media users, the day after a coronavirus state of emergency was imposed in the capital. Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto confirmed the reports but said discussions were still ongoing and organisers would strive to come up with a feasible way of securing that many nurse resources. One of the key assumptions is you should not deteriorate the service level in the community by pulling out these nurses, and I have made this point very clear, Muto told reporters. Parts of Japan have seen a recent re surgence in COVID-19 cases, driven by more infectious new variants. A virus state of emergency came into force in Tokyo and three other regions on Sunday, less than three months before the Olympic opening ceremony on July 23. The hashtag request for 500 nurses was trending on Twitter in Japan on Monday, with many users scathing. This isnt a joke, people will die because of the Olympics, wrote one user. Are you looking to kill frontline medical workers? wrote another. Muto denied that the request was made behind the scenes, and said careful and meticulous discussions would be needed to fine-tune the details. We need to come up with a way to coexist, he said. Thats what I mean with being flexible with working hours and shifts and so on. We are consulting about that. Organisers are already struggling to drum up public support for the Games. AFP Communities all around Australia are waiting to welcome you! Tourism is worth $122 billion to the Australian economy - help it get back on track with a regional holiday! Your support is key to the recovery and success of our local businesses! Source: Australia.com Holiday Here this Year