Be'eri, Bar-Or break nat'l records in Beijing, fail to reach semis

Nimrod Shapira Bar Or 22 (photo credit: AP)
Nimrod Shapira Bar Or 22
(photo credit: AP)
Israeli swimmer Tom Be'eri broke the national record in his 200-meter breaststroke heat on Tuesday with a time of 2:11:44 minutes. However, Be'eri finished in 20th place, failing to qualify for the semi finals. Fellow swimmer Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or also broke a national record in his race, the 100-meter freestyle, with a time of 49.10 seconds. Nonetheless, he also failed to reach the next stage of his competition.