Jonatan Kopelev and Guy Barnea couldn’t repeat their heroics from four years ago at the European Swimming Championships on Thursday, ending the 50-meter backstroke final in London in fifth and sixth places, respectively.
Kopelev clocked a time of 25.00 seconds, 14 hundredths of a second behind bronze medalist Grigory Tarasevich of Russia.
Barnea finished two-hundredths of a second behind Kopelev.
Camille Lacourt of France won the gold in 24.77s.
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