Close, but no medal for Ivri

21-year-old clocks in fractions of a second behind bronze winner.

November 28, 2010 08:48
Close, but no medal for Ivri

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Amit Ivri came within 14 hundredths of a second of becoming the third Israeli woman to medal at the European Short Course Swimming Championships on Friday.

The 21-year-old clocked in at 26.04 seconds in the final of the 50-meter butterfly in Eindhoven, Holland, fractions of a second behind bronze medal winner Triin Aljand.

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Ivri continued her impressive championships on Saturday, coming sixth in the 100m Individual Medley in a time of 1:00.88, 28 hundredths slower than the Israeli record she set in Friday’s semis.

Also Saturday, Jonatan Kopelev advanced to Sunday’s 100m backstroke final in his first senior event, with a time of 52.65 in the semis. On Friday, he finished eighth in the 50m backstroke final.

Israel’s medalists from the long course Euros in August, Gal Nevo and Guy Barnea, are not in Eindhoven as they continue their preparations for next month’s World Short Course Championships in Dubai.

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