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European Swimming Championships: Anastasia Gorbenko qualified for the semifinals in the 200 meter medley | Israel today


The Israeli advanced to the next stage from the place after finishing the breaststroke in first place • Leah Polonsky finished in seventh place and missed the place by half • Chris Picchugin advanced to the semifinals in 50 meter breaststroke

Anastasia Gorbenko started this morning (Monday) the journey to defend her title at the European Championships in the 200 meter medley, and advanced to the semi-finals, in the competition held in Rome, Italy, from first place.

Gorbenko, who celebrated her 19th birthday last week, swam great in the qualifiers, when she touched the wall first in her heat and also first in the overall ranking with 2:13.12 minutes, when tonight she will participate in the semi-finals and try to take another step on the way to the podium.

In the same race and track near Gorbenko, her teammate Leah Polonsky participated, who finished with 2:16.98 minutes, and missed the semi-finals by one place, when she finished in 17th place.

Chris Picchugin participated in the 50-meter breaststroke, entering the competition with the third best time in this year's competition, of 27.07 seconds and in the iconic pool in the Italian capital, when he advanced to the semi-finals from ninth place (according to the limit of two swimmers per country) with 27.48 seconds.

Chris Picchugin, photo: Oren Aharoni

Even earlier, Daria Golovati participated in the 50 meter freestyle, when she set 26.41 seconds, which brought her the 32nd place overall and did not advance to the semi-finals.

The highlight of the fifth day at the European Championships, as far as the Israeli delegation is concerned, will come tonight (20:24) when Michael Leitrovski will participate in the 50-meter backstroke final and try to bring home his first medal this year in the most prestigious competition on the continent.

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Source: israelhayom

All sports articles on 2022-08-15

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