Is­rael ready for Euro test

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT -

SWIM­MING Is­rael are send­ing 15 ath­letes to next week’s Euro­pean Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships in Ber­lin.

Jonatan Kopelev and Guy Barnea of­fer the best medal hopes in the 50m back­stroke, along with Yaakov To­markin, Guy Nevo and Amit Ivri.

Is­rael claimed five medals two years ago in Hun­gary, but na­tional coach Leonid Kauf­mann says that many of Europe’s best swim­mers “stayed away to save them­selves for the Olympics”.

Mean­while, Adam Warner fin­ished ninth at the Bri­tish Gas Na­tional Open Wa­ter Cham­pi­onships in Sh­effield.

The Team Mac­cabi GB swim­mer will take a break be­fore the Eton Long swim 10k on Septem­ber 24.

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