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Second best for Israel’s Olympic swimmers

Siebner claims beat Rio-bound swimmers to win six gold medals.

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Keren Siebner is the latest addition to Israel's largest ever Olympics squad
Keren Siebner is the latest addition to Israel's largest ever Olympics squad

Israel’s Olympic-bound swimmers were outshone at the national championships by a swimmer who wasn’t quick enough to qualify for Rio.

Keren Siebner helped herself to six gold medals, including beating Brazil-bound Amit Ivri to win the 100m fly.

The 26-year-old missed out on next month’s Games by the slenderest of margins, saying: “I missed the spot by 0.01 seconds [the smallest margin possible]. As much as it hurts, and hard to accept, I don’t regret anything. I gave it all I got, I believed in myself, and most importantly – I DARED.”

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