(photo credit: Israel Swimming Association)
Yakov Toumarkin provided further proof of his potential for swimming greatness
on Thursday, finishing sixth in the 200- meter backstroke final in the European
Short Course Swimming Championships in Eindhoven, Holland.
18-year-old broke Yoav Gath’s nine-year-old Israeli record twice on Thursday,
clocking a time of 1 minute and 53.97 seconds in the morning heats before
improving it by a further 51 hundredths of a second in the evening
Toumarkin won gold and bronze medals at the European Junior
Swimming Championships in July and claimed two silvers at the Youth Olympics in
Singapore in August.
Also Thursday, Amit Ivri improved Vered
Borochovsky’s eight-year-old record in the 200-meter Individual Medley, setting
a time of 2:12.71 to finish in 11th position.