Maccabiah Games: Guy Barnea Sets Israeli Record

RAMAT GAN, Israel, July 21. THE third night of long course meter swimming at the Maccabiah Games produced an Israeli record.

Guy Barnea shot down his Israeli record in the men's 100 back with a time of 54.22. That performance cleared his record of 54.32 set earlier this month at the World University Games. Josh Hafkin of the U.S. placed second in 56.43, while Israel's Itai Chammah touched third in 57.15.

Anna Volchkov claimed the women's 100 back title in 1:03.93 for Israel, while Andrea Murez of the U.S. finished second in 1:04.29. Israel's Deker Shahaff placed third in 1:04.32.

Haley Mitchell of the U.S. won the women's 400 free in 4:23.22, while Efrat Rotsztein of Israel finished second in 4:25.76. Rachel Kessler of the U.S. completed the top three in 4:29.93.

Scott Korotkin of the U.S. topped the men's 400 free in 3:56.20, while teammate Andrew Novakoff touched second in 4:01.94. Eitan Holder of Israel finished third in 4:02.34.

Yuliya Banach of Israel earned the women's 100 breast crown in 1:09.87. Teammate Anastasia Korotkov finished second in 1:10.67, while Rebecca Lewinson of the U.S. took third in 1:14.71.

Daniel Malnik of Israel followed with a 1:02.88 for the men's 100 breast win. Boaz Talsky of Israel placed second in 1:06.08, while David Zolno of the U.S. touched third in 1:07.01.

In the 800 free relay, an Israeli team took the women's title in 8:31.12, while Israel's men's team also won with a 7:31.80.