2023 World Junior Championships To Be Held In Netanya, Israel

Anastasia Gorbenko: Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The 2023 World Junior Championships will be held in Netanya, Israel, from 4-9 September.

The six-day competition will take place at the Wingate Institute, a purpose-built facility 30km up the northern coast from the capital Tel Aviv.

Anastasia Gorbenko became the first Israeli woman to win a European title when she claimed the 200IM title in Budapest in 2021.

The 19-year-old, who defended the title in Rome last year, said through World Aquatics:

“Coming from Israel, it’s pretty cool to hear that Netanya will hold the World Aquatics Junior Swimming Championships.

“I take pride in hearing that my country will host this major event.

“As a junior swimmer, I was focused on getting faster, seeing where I stack up against the world’s best at your same age and travelling the globe.

“What is even better is the opportunity to show your friends and competitors the place where you call home.

“I’m sure the athletes will enjoy competing in Netanya as well as find some fun outside the pool in this beautiful, sports-loving city.”

The most recent edition of the World Junior Swimming Championships was held last year in Lima, Peru.

David Popovici won three golds – including the 100/200 free double – and Diogo Matos Ribeiro set a WJR of 22.96 in the 50 fly as he too claimed a treble.


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