Champion swimmer Kopelev wins historic gold for Israel

25.05.2012                      04.Siwan. 5772                    Tag 48 des Omer

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Champion swimmer Kopelev wins historic gold for Israel

Guy Barnea tied two other swimmers on 25.14 seconds for bronze to join Kopelev in listening to the Israeli national anthem.

Jonatan Kopelev became the first Israeli European swimming champion ever when he won the 50-meter backstroke by blowing away the field with a time of 24.73 seconds on Thursday.
He wasn't the only Israeli on the podium in Debrecen, though. Guy Barnea tied two other swimmers on 25.14 seconds for bronze to join Kopelev in listening to the Israeli national anthem….