Murez Picks Up 2nd Gold Of Maccabiah Games With 1:59 200 Free


Israel’s Andrea Murez picked up her second gold in as many days at the Maccabiah Games in Israel, posting a time of 1:59.80 in the women’s 200 freestyle. This comes after the Stanford graduate won the 100 free on day 1 in 55.15. She now owns seven Maccabiah gold medals after winning five in 2013.

Amercian Tasija Karosas, who won the 200 back on day 1, won silver in 2:03.41.

Overall Israel performed very well on day 2, earning five of the six wins including three 1-2 finishes. Amit Ivry (59.37) and Keren Siebner (1:00.01) took gold and silver in the women’s 100 fly, Marcus Schlesinger (54.42) and Alon Shami (54.45) followed suit in the men’s event, and Denis Loktev (1:49.31) and Shami (1:51.49) went 1-2 in the men’s 200 free.

Kelly Fertel got the lone win for the Americans, dominating the women’s 400 IM in 4:45.54. Jessica Antiles (4:58.27) made it a 1-2 for the U.S.

The men’s 400 IM saw Israel’s Etay Gurevich, who won the 200 fly on day 1, add another win in a time of 4:21.31. American Andrew Winton (4:23.85) took silver.

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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