Three More National Records Fall on Final Day of Israeli Champs -- March 16, 2002
By Buky Chass
(Swimming World's Israeli correspondent)
KIBBUTZ GIVAT HAIM, March 16. IT was the Anya and Vered Show once again on the fourth and final day of competition at the Israeli National Short Course Championships, held at the antiquated pool at Kibbutz Givat Haim.
Anya Gostamelski ended the meet with two new national records today, while Vered Borochovski had one. In the 50m free, Gostamelski dipped under 26 seconds with a time of 25.94. Maya Finkler, in second at 26.18, was also under the old mark of 26.28.
Gostamelski later came back to set her second record of the day, clocking 1:01.09 for the 100m backstroke.
Vered Borchovski, 17, who earlier had set national marks in the 100 and 200m butterfly, made it a complete sweep with her 26.86-second effort for the 50.
Other notable performances:
In the men's 200m IM, Slovenia's Peter Mankoc won in 1:58.73. Israelis Yoav Gath (2:00.89) and Miki Halika (2:02.43) were second and third.
Alex Manzola won the men's 50m fly in 24.49, with Eithan Urbach second in 24.95.
Yoav Gath led off his team's 400m medley relay with a 54.21 split for the 100m backstroke, faster than his winning time in the 100 yesterday.
Vered Borochvski stroked 2:14.52 to take the women's 2s00m IM.
Yoav Gath and Vered Borochovski won awards for the best individual performance by a man and a woman: Gath for his 1:55 in the 200 back, Borochovski for her 26.86 for the 50 fly.
Hapoel Jerusalem won the men's, women's and combined team titles.
Five swimmers will represent Israel in Moscow at the Short Course World Championships: Yoav Gath, Miki Halika , Eithan Urbach, Vered Borochovski and Anya Gostamelski.
Nine swimmers qualified for the European Long Course Championships, to be held in Berlin, Germany, in July.