Israeli Swimming Short Course Record Book Gets Huge Revision

NATANYA, Israel, February 15. AT the first short course national championships to take place in the new Wingate National Sport Institute facility, 13 senior Israeli national records fell as well as a handful of other age group records tumbled.

Gal Nevo posted records in the 100 breast (58.69), 200 fly (1:54.89) and 200 bresat (2:07.14), while Guy Barnea claimed the 50 fly (23.32), 100 fly (51.65) and 100 back (50.77) marks.

Amit Ivri enjoyed a strong meet among the women with a 2:08.51 in the 200 back, 2:21.67 in the 200 breast and 4:42.07 in the 400 IM – all Israeli records.

Meanwhile, Keren Zibner took down the women’s 200 fly record with an unreported time, while David Gomborg posted a 48.23 to break an 18-year-old record in the 100-meter free, bettering Yoav Bruck’s 48.53 from 1996.

Additionally, Zohar Shiklar set a record in the women’s 50 free with a 25.47, while Yahav Shahaf also clocked a record in the men’s 50 free with a 21.50.

Special thanks to Dr. Buky Chass for contributing this report.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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