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Giant: Michael Leitrovski in the final of the 50 meter backstroke at the European Swimming Championships Israel today


The 22-year-old swimmer touched the wall second in a great time of 24.74 seconds and advanced to the last eight from third place. • David Garchik set 25.27 seconds and finished in 15th place.

On the way to a first medal? 

A great achievement for swimmer Michael Leitrovski, who advanced this evening (Sunday) to the finals of the European Swimming Championships being held in Rome, in the 50 meter backstroke from third place. 

The 22-year-old Leitrovski jumped into the water in the first leg, and touched the wall second, in a great time of 24.74 seconds, which is a new personal record for him.

In doing so, he obtained the ticket to the last eight from third place, where he will try to amaze and bring the first medal to the delegation in the final that will take place tomorrow. 

The talented swimmer, who also represented Israel at the Olympic Games in Tokyo last summer, continues his line of progress, when he was also ranked 12th at the 2019 World Championships.  

Michael Leitrovsky.


Michael Leitrovsky, photo: Oren Aharoni

David Gerchik also participated in the same heat, who had to go through another heat to secure his position in the semi-finals, but settled for 25.27 seconds and finished in 15th place, which was not enough for him in the final. 

David Garchik.

Left out of the final, photo: Oren Aharoni

Tomorrow, on the fifth day of the championship, another record will come, when Gorbenko will start the journey to defend her title, when she will participate in the 200 meter individual medley qualifiers, when eight other Israeli swimmers will participate with her in the various heats. 


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Source: israelhayom

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