Gloushkov finishes fourth for Israel

Synchronized swimmer records biggest achievement of her career.

Anastasia Gloushkov recorded the biggest achievement of her career on Saturday, coming in fourth fourth in the Synchronized Swimming solo event at the European Championships in Budapest.
The 25-year-old, who represented Israel at the last two Olympic Games, is also competing in the duet competition with Inna Yoffe, with the two to perform in the final on Sunday after finishing sixth in the preliminaries.
Gloushkov scored 90.600 points in the solo competition and will be delighted with her performance after ending the last two European Championships in 2006 and 2008 in sixth place.
World champion Natalia Ischenko of Russia took the European title in the solo free event, scoring 98.900 points.
Andrea Fuentes of Spain was second with 96.600 points, ahead of Ukraine’s Lolita Ananasova with 93.000.
Also Saturday, Valerio Cleri of Italy won the 25-kilometer open water race at the European Championships.
Cleri timed 5 hours, 16 minutes, 38.3 seconds, beating Bertrand Venturi of France by 16.4 seconds. Another Frenchman, Joanes Hedel, was third.
The event was held on the north coast’s Lake Balaton, 130 kilometers south of Budapest.
Pool events at the 30th edition of the championships in Budapest begin on Monday.