Emily Seebohm beats the record of the competition in her return to the pool after the separation with Mitch Larkin

Olympic gold medalist Emily Seebohm (pictured) made a spectacular return to the pool at the Pan Pacifics in Tokyo

Olympic gold medalist Emily Seebohm has made a spectacular return to the pool after ending her relationship with her swimming partner Mitch Larkin.

The swimming star broke up with fellow Backstroker Larkin in July after it was claimed he was having an affair with another swimmer.

The 26-year-old has maintained a very large profile since her public separation from Larkin, and only joined her teammates in Cairns 10 days after her two-week preparation for the Pan Pacific Championship, news.com.au reported. .

He then headed home in Brisbane, choosing not to follow his teammates to the preparation camp, instead of flying directly to Tokyo on Monday, just over 48 hours before the competition began.

Olympic gold medalist Emily Seebohm (pictured) made a spectacular return to the pool at the Pan Pacifics in Tokyo

Olympic gold medalist Emily Seebohm (pictured) made a spectacular return to the pool at the Pan Pacifics in Tokyo

Seebohm only joined his teammates (pictured) at Cairns 10 days after his two-week preparation for the Pan Pacific Championship

Seebohm only joined his teammates (pictured) at Cairns 10 days after his two-week preparation for the Pan Pacific Championship

Seebohm only joined his teammates (pictured) at Cairns 10 days after his two-week preparation for the Pan Pacific Championship

Despite his late arrival, Seebohm set a new championship record of 58.79 seconds in his 100m backstroke heat, before it was broken again by the former world record holder, Canadian Kylie Masse with a swim of 58.29.

"It was nice to go home and live in my own bubble and do my own things, but as for what I am capable of doing, I do not know because it has definitely not been a great preparation," he said.

While Seebohm admits that his preparation for the championships "was not ideal," he said he just went through "the worst situation."

I really did not know where I am, it has not been my best preparation, but [I’m] only coming here and trying and trying to run the best of the world, "he said.

Previous reports suggested that Seebohm was told not to go to training camp with the rest of the Australian team, but this has been denied by Swimming Australia.

"At no time did a representative of Swimming Australia tell Emily to stay away from the Cairns camp," said Executive Director of Swimming Australia, Leigh Russell, to AAP.

Seebohm (left) set a new championship record of 58.79 seconds in his 100m back heat at Pan Pacs in Tokyo

Seebohm (left) set a new championship record of 58.79 seconds in his 100m back heat at Pan Pacs in Tokyo

Seebohm (left) set a new championship record of 58.79 seconds in his 100m back heat at Pan Pacs in Tokyo

Seebohm previously won Olympic gold in relay events in 2008 and 2012 and has five gold medals at the World Championships and seven at the Commonwealth Games.

Seebohm previously won Olympic gold in relay events in 2008 and 2012 and has five gold medals at the World Championships and seven at the Commonwealth Games.

Seebohm previously won Olympic gold in relay events in 2008 and 2012 and has five gold medals at the World Championships and seven at the Commonwealth Games.

Ms. Russell went on to say that every effort was made to support Seebohm and that she decided to stay at home to prepare for Tokyo.

"She made the decision to come to the camp later, choosing to prepare with her local coach David Lush, a decision we fully support," he said.

Seebohm previously won Olympic gold in relay events in 2008 and 2012 and has five gold medals at the World Championships and seven at the Commonwealth Games.

Seebohm (right) broke up with teammate Larkin (left) in July after it was alleged that he was having an affair with another swimmer outside the Olympic team.

Seebohm (right) broke up with teammate Larkin (left) in July after it was alleged that he was having an affair with another swimmer outside the Olympic team.

Seebohm (right) broke up with teammate Larkin (left) in July after it was alleged that he was having an affair with another swimmer outside the Olympic team.

Seebohm (right) and Larkin (left) made their public division on social media almost a month ago

Seebohm (right) and Larkin (left) made their public division on social media almost a month ago

Seebohm (right) and Larkin (left) made their public division on social media almost a month ago

She said that while her first bath was a "boost of confidence," she does not know what to expect from the rest of the competition given the emotional cost of the past month.

"I've been here, there and everywhere, so we'll see how I'm doing," he said.

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