Swimming Amid the Bombings, Israelis Set Four National Records -- March 13, 2002
TEL AVIV, March 13. FOUR Israeli national records -- all by women -- were set today, the first day of the Israeli National Short Course Championships in Tel Aviv, reports Swimming World correspondent and former Israeli National Technical Director, Dr. Buky Chass.
The meet is being held despite the fear of suicide bombings and armed attacks by Palestinian terrorists.
Anai Gostamelski accounted for two of the national marks. She clocked 56.45 for the 100m freestyle and
28.66 for the 50m backstroke.
Anai Rabonowitz clocked a national record 4:15.72 for the 400 free, while 17 year-old Olympian, Vered borochovski lowered her own NR in the 100m butterfly to 59.22.
In another performance of note, Yoav Gath, better known as a sub-two-minute 200m backstroker, won the men's 400 free in a personal best 3:53.40.