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Anastasia Gorbenko Becomes First Israeli Woman To Win European Title

Anastasia Gorbenko became the first Israeli woman to win a European title with 200IM gold in Budapest to end Katinka Hosszu’s winning run of five straight titles.

W 200m IM

Anastasia Gorbenko Abbie Wood Katinka Hosszu
Picture by Len

1st Anastasia Gorbenko ️ (Israel) 2:09.99 New Israeli Record 2nd Abbie Wood (Great Britain) 3rd Katinka Hosszu (Hungary) Gorbenko Makes History; Hosszu Gold Run Ends

Gorbenko doesn’t turn 18 until 3 August, two days after the conclusion of the swimming programme in Tokyo.

She qualified fastest for the final and was never outside the top two, turning second at 150, 0.31 behind Wood.

Gorbenko ate into the Briton’s lead and with Wood tiring, the Israeli just beat her to the touch by 0.04.

Wood stopped the clock in 2:10.03 with Hosszu third in 2:10.12, the Hungarian in completely unfamiliar territory, gold the only medal she had previously won in this event in five straight championships. Follow us here... Facebook :

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