JERUSALEM, Israel, August 8. THREE Israeli open and two national records took a fall at the Israeli Summer National Championships.
Anna Gostomelski turned in an Israeli national and Open record with a time of 55.46 in the women's 100 free that eclipsed her previous standard of 56.27. Meanwhile, George Bovell clocked a 50.22 in the men's 100 free to set the Open standard.
The 200 breaststroke records also took some hits as Nastia Korotkov recorded her second national record in as many days with a 2:33.81 in the 200 after setting the 100 yesterday. Tom Beeri then touched in 2:14.36 in the men's final to register an Israeli Open standard. In that same race, Juan Kopty took second in 2:19.97, which is a 17-and-under Israeli record.
Other individual winners included Amit Bacher in the women's 200 fly (2:21.45), Meir Hatzbani in the men's 200 fly (2:01.35), Anat Zimin, 14, in the women's 50 back (30.30) and Guy Barnea in the men's 50 back (25.95).
Special thanks to Dr. Buky Chass, Swimming World Magazine's Middle East correspondent, for contributing to this report.