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Israeli Swimmer Sets New Record in Dubai

Israeli swimmer Amit Ivri broke her own record – and Israel's record - at a swim meet in Dubai
By David Lev
First Publish: 10/17/2013, 4:47 PM

Shachar Tzuberi Surfing
Shachar Tzuberi Surfing
Yoni Kempinski

Israeli swimmer Amit Ivri broke her own record – and Israel's record – at the FINA Swimming World Cup, being held in Dubai Thursday. Ivri is the only Israeli swimmer to have reached the semi-finals in the Olympics, a feat she achieved in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

In the 200 meter individual mixed medley heat, Ivri shaved 18 one hundredths of a second off her previous record, stopping the clock at 2 minutes 20.53 seconds. She also swam the 100 meter backstroke in one minute, 7.09 seconds.

Also doing well in his contest is Israeli Olympic champ in windsurfing Shahar Tzuberi, who is ranked first in the at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao taking place in Qingdao, China. Tzuberi won the bronze medal in the 2008 World Cup and the bronze medal in Mistral style windsurfing at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Also participating in the World Cup is Israeli sailor Ma'ayan Davidovitz, who is ranked second among women in the competition.