World Record Swimming Sensation

The Israeli superstar set a new world record for the 50-meter backstroke (37.78 seconds).

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Israeli swimmer Keren Leybovitch has done it again. She took home three gold medals in the Israeli Swimming Championships for the Handicapped on Tuesday, September 16. And, in the process, the Israeli superstar also set a new world record for the 50-meter backstroke (37.78 seconds).

The competition was held in Afeka, where Leybovitch also earned the gold in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle swims.

This week was not the first Keren Leybovtich world record, however. She set a world record in December 2002, when she swam the 100-meter women’s freestyle with a time of 1:08.90. And three years ago, Leybovitch won three gold medals for Israel during the Sydney Paralympics.

Ironically, just two months ago, Leybovitch had threatened to quit the field, but was persuaded to continue when the Zahav Lines phone company agreed to sponsor the local swimming sensation.



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