Maccabiah Swimming: Lezak completes perfect meet with four golds in the pool

The three-time Olympic gold medalist won his first gold of the day in the 50 meter freestyle final, setting a new Maccabiah record time of 22.19 seconds.

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July 23, 2009 07:58
Maccabiah Swimming: Lezak completes perfect meet with four golds in the pool

lezak 248.88. (photo credit: AP)

Jason Lezak made it four-for-four at the Maccabiah Games on Wednesday, claiming two more gold medals in the final day of the swimming competition at the Wingate Institute. The three-time Olympic gold medalist won his first gold of the day in the 50 meter freestyle final, winning in a new Maccabiah record time of 22.19 seconds. Later in the evening, Lezak completed his perfect meet by leading the USA's 4x100m medley team to first position, holding off the Israeli swimmers to win in a time of 3:43.07 minutes. In the women's medley, the Israeli team beat out the Americans, touching the wall at 4:17.60m. American Andrea Murez added two more gold medals to her collection on Wednesday, winning the 50m free in 26.44s and the 200m Individual Medley in 2:20.74m. The men's 200m IM was won by Israeli Nimrod Hayet, who set a new under 18 record, completing the course in 2:03.39m. Scott Korotkin broke a 20-year-old Maccabiah record in the 1500m, winning in a time of 15:32.51m. The women's 800m final was won by Haley Mitchell in 9:02.02m.


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