15 Year-Old Anastasia Gorbenko Sets Another Israeli National Record

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After setting the Israeli national record in the 200 IM on Friday with a time of 2:11.98, Anastasia Gorbenko broke another national mark in the 200 breast during tonight’s finals session in the 200 breaststroke. The 15-year-old clocked a 2:28.78 to win the event by over a second.

The former national record was a 2:29.03 set back in the summer of 2009 by Julia Banach. Gorbenko’s previous best time was a 2:29.17 from the semi-finals of the 2018 LEN European Junior Championships.

The World Junior Record in the 200 breaststroke is a 2:19.64 set by Turkey’s Viktoria Zeynep Gunes in 2015, which would require a substantial drop in time to achieve. However, the 200 IM world junior record is a 2:09.98 – achieved by Rikako Ikee in 2017 – which is only two seconds fastest than her lifetime best.

On top of her two national records, Gorbenko swam 3 other events. She also posted a 1:10.04 in the finals of the 100 breaststroke to place second, which is a hair off her personal best of 1:09.74. Additionally, she earned a personal best in the 200 free with a 2:00.83 to place fifth, as well as taking fourth in the 100 back finals in a time of 1:03.44.

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Yozhik
3 years ago

The world becomes very weird nowadays. The girl with very Russian name and with very Ukrainian last name trains at a very American site to set the record of the very Jewish Nation.

Israeli
Reply to  Yozhik
3 years ago

she is from an eastern european descent, like a few million Israeli Jews. Dave marsh is employed by the Israeli swimming federation as a consultant and therefore the top Israeli swimmers come to train with him occasionally. what is weird to you I don’t understand…

Yozhik
Reply to  Israeli
3 years ago

It’s not a place to explain in details that not long time ago this combination of “VERYs” was simply impossible. I don’t understand what you don’t understand about the story of eastern european descents.

Même
Reply to  Yozhik
3 years ago

Yuliya Efimova trained with Marsh for a few years before 2018.

Henry
Reply to  Yozhik
1 year ago

Weird for sure, a person with a nickname yozhik is writing in English! Did porcupine ran out of Cyrillic letters, or it is not that weird any more?

Dan
3 years ago

Where is she training now and where was she training before that?

Justin Connors
Reply to  Dan
3 years ago

She trains at the Wingate Center in Israel right now (Awesome Pool), but I’m not sure where she trained before that. I usually see her around the pool deck as I’m an American swimmer who’s temporarily in Israel because of work

Jack Spitser
Reply to  Justin Connors
3 years ago

She’s been down in San Diego training with Team Elite for a few weeks heading into this meet

someone you know well
Reply to  Justin Connors
3 years ago

hey Justinnnnn

Tjswim
3 years ago

That’s awesome