Yakov Toumarkin

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Yakov Toumarkin
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Personal information
Full name Yakov Yan Toumarkin
Nationality Israeli
Born (1992-02-15) 15 February 1992 (age 25)
Chelyabinsk, Russia[1]
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes 100-meter backstroke and
200 m backstroke

Yakov Yan Toumarkin (born 15 February 1992) is an Israeli swimmer.[2]

Swimming career[edit]

In July 2010, he won a gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke (55.20) and a bronze medal in the 200 m backstroke (2:01.14) at the 2010 European Junior Swimming Championships.[3]

In August 2010, representing Israel at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, he won the silver medal in the Boys' 100-meter backstroke, finishing a tenth of a second behind the gold medalist at 55.28 seconds.[4][5][6][7] He also won a silver medal in the Boys' 200 meter backstroke, at 1:59.39.[8] It was the third-best-time ever for an Israeli, after times of Guy Barnea and Yoav Gat, and an Israeli youth record.[8]

In November 2010, he set the Israeli short course (25 m) record in the 200 meter backstroke (1:53.46) at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands.[9]

In July 2011, at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in the 200-meter backstroke in Shanghai, China, he set a new Israeli long course (50 m) swimming record (1:58.21 minutes).[2][10] He said: "I managed to put all of the pressure out of my mind, and just pretended I was competing in a club competition in Israel."[2]

He thereby qualified to represent Israel at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[2][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.london2012.com/athlete/toumarkin-yakov-1020647/
  2. ^ a b c d Talshir, Uri (February 15, 2011). "Swimming / World Championships / Toumarkin joins London-bound Israelis". Haaretz. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ Talshir, Uri (February 15, 2011). "Swimming / World Championships / The magnificent seven". Haaretz. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "YOG Singapore wins its first YOG medal". Channel NewsAsia. August 16, 2010. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sport Israël – Taekwondo : Avec Sa Medaille D'Or, Gili Haimovitz Devient Une Star Aux Jeux Olympiques De La Jeunesse A Singapour – Son Adversaire Iranien A Déclaré Forfait". IsraelValley. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 
  6. ^ "YOG China's Tang-Yi, France's Anna Santamans share gold in 50m freestyle". Channel NewsAsia. August 20, 2010. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Tok bronse i ungdoms-OL – Sport – NRK". Nrk.no. August 16, 2010. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Hipsh, Rami (February 15, 2011). "Athletics / Kroyter leaps to Israel's third gold". Haaretz. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Results" (PDF). omegatiming.com. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Results Summary" (PDF). omegatiming.com. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 

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