Israeli swimming team 311.
(photo credit: Israel Swimming Association)
Amit Ivri’s hopes of making a final at the swimming short-course world
championships were dashed on Saturday after she finished 10th in the 100- meter
Ivri clocked a time of 57.22 seconds in the evening
semis, eight-hundredths of a second slower than the Israeli record she set in
the morning heats.
Guy Barnea ended the 50m backstroke semis in 10th
place on Friday in a new national record time of 23.93s.
Also Friday, Gal
Nevo came within two-hundredths of a second of reaching his second final of the
championships, touching the wall in a new Israeli record time of 1:55.43m in the
200m IM heats to finish in ninth position overall.
Nevo set his fourth
national record of the event on Saturday, finishing the 100m IM in 54.20s to end
the competition in 18th place.
Meanwhile, American Ryan Lochte set his
second world record in as many days on Friday, and he’s just getting warmed
He added the 200-meter individual medley world record Friday to his
400 record a day earlier.
“There were a lot of mistakes I made and I can
go a lot faster, I know that,” Lochte said. “It’s just a matter of time where I
finally have a perfect race.”
While he may have not been completely
satisfied with it, Lochte’s latest victory was a dominant display. He touched in
1 minute, 50.08 seconds to improve on the previous mark set by South Africa’s
Darian Townsend by an astounding 1.5 seconds.
Lochte’s two marks
represent the only individual world records set in 2010 – either in short- or
long-course – after high-tech bodysuits were banned at the beginning of the
year. By contrast, nearly every record in swimming was broken several times the
previous two years.