Swimming: Barnea finishes 6th in backstroke final

Clocks a time of 52.09 seconds in European Short Course Swimming Championships; Shai Livnat ends 200m freestyle final in seventh place.

December 17, 2007 02:26
Guy Barnea.

Guy Barnea 298.88. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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 analysis 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


Israel's swimmers capped off the European Short Course Swimming Championships with two more finals appearances in Debrecen, Hungary on Sunday. Guy Barnea finished the 100 meter backstroke final in sixth position, clocking a time of 52.09 seconds, two hundredths of a second slower than his Israeli record. Russian Stanislav Donets won the gold medal in a time of 50.61s. Shai Livnat ended the 200m freestyle final in seventh place, completing the distance in 1:46.53m. However, Israel's swimmers still need success in the European Championships in the Netherlands next March to meet the criteria for next years Olympic Games.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

dudi sela
August 31, 2014
Sela steamrolled by Dimitrov