Israelis shine in swimming short course in Qatar

By
December 7, 2014 02:58
1 minute read.
Israeli swimmer Amit Ivry

Israeli swimmer. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Amit Ivry and Ya’akov Toumarkin continued the Israeli delegation’s impressive showing at the world short course swimming championships in Doha, Qatar over the weekend.

Ivry ended the 100-meter individual medley final in seventh place in a time of 59.17 seconds on Friday, slightly slower than the results she recorded in the heats and semifinals the previous day.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu won the gold in a new world record time of 56.70s. Hosszu claimed her fourth gold medal of the event, and broke another world record, in the 200m IM on Saturday (2:01.86m).

Ivry finished the 200m IM in 12th place (2:09.26m).

Toumarkin ended the men’s 200m IM final in eighth place on Friday, clocking a new Israeli record of 1:54.36m. Despite improving Gal Nevo’s previous record by 51 hundredths of a second, Toumarkin still finished the final in last place.

The 22-year-old ended the 100m IM in 15th position on Saturday in a time of 53.72s.

“I’m happy I improved the Israeli record,” said Toumarkin on Friday.



“The fact I swam the second half of the final faster than the first is the reason I set the record.”

National team coach Leonid Kaufman was pleased with the form displayed by Ivry and Toumarkin.

“Ivry reached her first ever final at the world championships and that is an excellent accomplishment for her,” he said. “Despite being tired after the morning heats, Toumarkin swam like a pro in the final and improved the Israeli record. Setting a new national record was the target we set for all our swimmers.”

Guy Barnea came within three hundredths of a second of improving his Israeli record in the 50m backstroke on Friday, touching the wall after 23.49s to finish in 12th place overall.

Related Content

Anastasia Michaeli
August 17, 2018
Former controversial Knesset Member returns to politics

By GIL HOFFMAN