Anastasia Gorbenko Lowers European Junior Record In SCM 200 IM


Israeli swimmer Anastasia Gorbenko was among the standout swimmers during the first session of the International Swimming League’s season opener in Budapest, putting together several impressive swims that included a record-setting effort in the women’s 200 individual medley.

Gorbenko, 17, recorded a time of 2:06.46, lowering both her Israeli National and European Junior Records of 2:07.64 set at last year’s ISL meet in Budapest. However, it is worth noting that the official European Junior Record books have yet to recognize that 2:07.64 swim, still noting the benchmark time of 2:07.65 as the current record.

Split Comparison

Split ISL Budapest, 2019 ISL Match 1, 2020
Fly 28.28 28.05
Back 32.73 (1:01.01) 32.44 (1:00.49)
Breast 36.87 (1:37.88) 36.36 (1:36.85)
Free 29.76 (2:07.64) 29.61 (2:06.46)

The LA Current member finished third behind Cali’s Melanie Margalis, who set a new American Record in 2:04.06, and British swimmer Abbie Wood (2:05.89) who represents the New York Breakers.

In addition to her record-setting medley swim, Gorbenko also proved to be an invaluable asset on the Current relays. She split 52.18 on the 400 free relay, the third-fastest out of the six swimmers on her club who had a relay takeover, and followed up with the field’s #3 breaststroke split in the 400 medley relay (1:04.90). Gorbenko’s flat start best times in those events stand at 52.87 and 1:07.44, respectively.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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