Be'eri, Bar-Or break nat'l records in Beijing, fail to reach semis

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 12, 2008 15:24
Be'eri, Bar-Or break nat'l records in Beijing, fail to reach semis

Nimrod Shapira Bar Or 22. (photo credit: AP)

 
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Israeli swimmer Tom Be'eri broke the national record in his 200-meter breaststroke heat on Tuesday with a time of 2:11:44 minutes. However, Be'eri finished in 20th place, failing to qualify for the semi finals. Fellow swimmer Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or also broke a national record in his race, the 100-meter freestyle, with a time of 49.10 seconds. Nonetheless, he also failed to reach the next stage of his competition.

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