Toumarkin smashes Israeli record in 200m back at nationals

Aftter disappointingly missing out on a place in the final of the 200-meters backstroke at the world championships last week, Yaakov Toumarkin channeled his frustration into breaking the Israeli record twice on Wednesday at the national championships in the Wingate Institute.

The 23-year-old was the Israeli delegation’s best performer at the global championships in Kazan, Russia, advancing to two semifinals. He ended the 200m individual medley in 11th place and the 100m backstroke in 12th.

However, he only managed a 17th-place finish in his main event, the 200m back, in which he finished seventh at the London 2012 Olympics


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