Sunday, March 30, 2014
Disabled Israeli swimmer breaks world record
Swimmer Itzhak Mamistvalov, an athlete at the Israel Sports Center for the Disabled and member of the Paralympics squad has set a new world record in the 50-meter freestyle at the Denmark Open swimming tournament for the disabled.
Mamistvalov, who competed in the S1 category, the class for swimmers with the most severe disabilities, and is trained by Noah Ram, clocked 1:03.80 minutes, an improvement of 13 hundredths of a second on the previous record.
During the competitions, in which some 200 swimmers from 15 countries took part, Mamistvalov added two more gold medals to his career medal count, when he won the 100-meter heat with a time of 2:21.57 minutes, and the 200-meter heat with a time of 5:18.7 minutes.