Anastasia Gorbanko missed today (Friday) in one place the 50-meter breaststroke final at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest, after finishing in ninth place overall.
The 18-year-old Gorbanko competed in the second semifinal, when her jump-off time was fast, and she touched the wall in a time of 30.54 seconds, just one-tenth of her national record.
The time she set was also only 19 hundredths away from the place that would have given her a second final in the championship, having done so in the 200m medley.
Michael Leitrovsky, who competed in the semifinals for the 50-meter backstroke, swam less well than in the qualifiers and set a time of 25.11 seconds.
It was ranked 14th.
Tomorrow (Saturday) the world swimming championship will be closed, when Gorbanko will jump into the water again, this time in the 400-meter medley and will try to reach the final.
Israel's women's team will participate in the qualifiers for the 4x100 meter individual medley.
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