Australian swim star Emily Seebohm has slammed the media for her 'lack of confidence' after winning bronze in the 200m backstroke on Sunday night.
Seebohm said she was proud of her results, but believed the Australian media undermined her achievements.
"After the 100m yesterday I felt happy with it but I felt media-wise it was a bigger deal that I didn’t get gold, that it wasn’t an achievement to win silver," she said after the race.
"For me it was like downgrading my achievement.
"I felt lacking in confidence like silver wasn’t good enough but I know I did the best race I could."
The 25-year-old swimmer has currently raked in five gold, four silver and four bronze so far. She still has the 50m backstroke and 4x100m medley relay to contest at the Gold Coast.
However, many fans of the Aussie champ have not taken her comments lightly.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.