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Five Israeli records were set over the weekend at the national swimming championships at the Wingate Institute, but Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or failed to improve his record in the 200 meter freestyle and will not be going to Beijing.
Bar-Or, who needed to better his national record of 1:48.76 minutes by four hundredths of a second to join the Israeli delegation, could only manage a time of 1:49.33m on his way to the title on Friday.
Alon Mandel proved he's in excellent form ahead of the Olympics on Saturday, clocking a new Israeli record time of 53.61s in the 100m butterfly.
The women's 100m butterfly record was also broken on Saturday, with Amit Ivri touching the wall after 59.02s.
Julia Benach set a national record in the 50m breaststroke on Friday, clocking a time of 32.41s.
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