Israeli swimmers Bar-Or and Barnea fail to reach finals in Beijing

Israeli swimmers Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or and Guy Barnea failed to reach the final of their categories in the Olympic pool in Beijing on Monday morning. Shapira Bar-Or swam 1:46:18 minutes in the semi-final of the 200 meter freestyle, finishing 8th and last. Barnea missed the final in the 100 meters backstroke category after he swam 54:92 seconds, less than the Israeli record of 54:50 he set on Sunday.