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Record-breaking Israeli Olympian swimmer: I’m not done yet

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27.07.2021

Anastasia Gorbenko, who made history as the first female Israeli swimmer to advance to an Olympic final, says she has plenty of fight left in her with multiple competitions ahead.

“It’s an incredibly exciting experience to be here at my first Olympic Games,” Gorbenko told a video press conference for Israeli media from Tokyo on Tuesday afternoon. “It’s fun to have the flag of Israel on me and represent my country. We have an incredible team and I’m proud to be part of it — and I’m waiting eagerly for the rest of the competitions.”

Gorbenko, 17, spoke to media just hours after both her eighth-place finish in the 100m backstroke final and her fifth-place finish in her heat of the semifinals of the 200-meter individual medley, which fell short of qualifying her for the finals. On Wednesday, Gorbenko will compete in the first heat of the women’s 200m breaststroke, an event she holds an Israeli record in, and is also expected to participate in the mixed-gender 4x100m medley relay on Thursday.

“It was my first finals........

© The Times of Israel


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