By Phillip Whitten
KIBBUTZ GIVAT HAIM, March 15. SwimInfo.com's
Israeli correspondent, Dr. Buky Chass, reports that Anai Gostamelski and Vered Borochovski continued their onslaught on the Israeli record book, on the third day of competition at the Israeli Short Course Championships.
The meet is being held in the antiquated, 6-lane, 25-meter pool at Kibbutz Givat Haim. One lane has an overhead pipe at one end, making turns challenging.
Gostamelski clocked a NR 2:01.03 for the 200 free, with Maya Finkler second in 2:02.31.
Borochovski clocked a NR 2:12.34 to win the 200m fly.
Other notable performances: Ania Gostamelski took the women's 100 back in 1:01.75, while 18 year-old Ofir Surias clocked 1:50.94 to win the men's 200m free.
The best event of the evening was the men's 100m back, won by Eithan Urbach, 54.04. Eithan is recovering from an injury and a two-week illness. Yoav Gath was second in 54.25, while Blaz Medvesek (Slovenia), was third in 55.01. Among Israeli swimmers, Yale freshman Lewim was third in 57.51.
Slovenian WR-holder Peter Menkoc, swam an exhibition 100 IM in 54.80.
The Israeli Olympic Committee honored all Olympic swimmers since Israel first enterd the Olympic Games 50 years ago, in 1952 in Helsinki. Swimming is the only sport to have athletes on all Israeli Olympic Teams since 1952.
Honored for most appearances: Gershon Shefa: 1960, 64,68 and Yoav Bruck: 1992, 96 and 2000.
Best Olympic performance :1996 men's 400m medley relay team, finals; Eithan Urbach, 100m backstroke, final.