Bezdesky sets Israeli rowing record at Worlds

July 24, 2017 03:50
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Israeli rower Nurit Bezdesky ended the under-23 world championships in an impressive 10th place in the overall rankings on Sunday in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

The 22-year-old, who trains at the Daniel Rowing Centre, set a new national record earlier in the competition, completing the 2,000-meter course in 7:48.63 minutes.Bezdesky beat two world rowing superpowers, Italy and Ukraine, to finish fourth in Sunday’s final race.

Russian champion Ekaterina Pitirimova won the race, crossing the line in 7:48.25 minutes, followed by Hungary, Bulgaria and Israel.

“It was the best competition of my career so far,” said Bezdesky.

“I broke the record, and positioned myself in the world’s top 10. I’m particularly happy to have done this with my parents watching and cheering from the stands.”

Bezdesky, who is supported by the Friends of Daniel for Rowing Association, won her first national title in June. She also claimed the gold medal in her event at the 2017 Maccabiah Games last week.

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