Toumarkin disappoints in 200 backstroke

Despite his impressive start to the world swimming championships in Kazan, Russia, Israel’s Yakov Toumarkin failed to advance to the semifinals in his main event, the 200-meter backstroke, on Thursday.

Toumarkin was hoping to become just the sixth Israeli swimmer to reach a final at the world championships in an Olympic event, but his time of 1:58.64 minutes was only good enough for 17th place overall, nine hundredths of a second from a place in the semis.

The 23-year-old had finished the 200m individual medley in 11th place on Wednesday after ending the 100m back in 12th place earlier this week. He was seventh in the 200m back final at the London 2012 Olympics, but came well short of emulating that accomplishment in Kazan.


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