Tomer Frankel Secures Olympic Berth with 51.81 100 Fly Israeli National Record


  • June 11-14, 2021
  • Wingate Institute, Netanya, Israel
  • 50 meters (LCM)
  • Prelims/Finals, Olympic qualifying event
  • Day 2 live video
  • Full Results

Tomer Frankel, who recently completed his first season with the Indiana University Hoosiers, threw down a new lifetime best and Israeli Record in the men’s 100 fly at Israel’s Olympic Trials. Frankel blasted a 51.81, which not only broke the national record, it also was under the Olympic A standard, meaning Frankel has secures his spot on Israel’s Olympic team in the event. Israel nearly had a second swimmer qualify in the 100 fly, as Gal Groumi posted a 52.05, which was a massive personal best. The swim was just off the A cut time of 51.96.

Anastasia Gorbenko, the 17-year-old star, ripped a new personal best in the women’s 100 fly, touching in 58.51. The swim also marks a new Israeli Junior Record, breaking the previous record held by Vared Borochovsky, which stood for 21 years. The time was off the Olympic qualifying A time, which is 57.92. Nonetheless, Gorbenko is having herself a stellar meet, having now broken 3 Israeli Records, and one junior record. Gorbenko also swam a 27.95 50 back to lead-off a mixed medley relay, which is under the Israeli Record, but doesn’t count officially because it was swum on a mixed relay.

Another Israeli Record fell at the hands of Bar Soloveychik, who clocked a 7:55.48 in the men’s 800 free. The swim shattered his own national record by 4 seconds. The previous record stood at 7:59.40, and was set recently, on April 1 of this year. Unfortunately the time was just off the A standard of 7:54.31.

Itay Goldfaden posted a 27.05 in prelims of the men’s 50 breast, breaking the Israeli Record. Goldfaden ended up finishing 2nd in finals, with Kris Pitshugin winning the race.



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7 months ago

Michael Laitarovsky – a South Carolina commit secured his spot in prelims with a 53.84 100 BK

Reply to  Swimmer
7 months ago

Also Andi Murez with 1.57.87 Israeli record in the 200 free

7 months ago

It just goes to show you that if you want to make it to the Olympics, come to Indiana University and swim for the Hall of Famer, Coach Ray Looze! Congrats to Tomer! Hoosiers are rejoicing everywhere!

Reply to  Guerra
7 months ago

Hey guerra how are the IU guys doing at US trials

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7 months ago

Zane Backes dropped a second to qualify 9th in a 1:00.26.