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Yakov Yan Toumarkin (born 15 February 1992) is an Israeli Olympic backstroke swimmer.[2] In 2010, he was the European Junior Swimming Champion in the 100-meter backstroke.

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

Swimming careerEdit

In July 2010, Toumarkin 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] Toumarkin 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, Toumarkin 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] Toumarkin 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] Toumarkin competed for Israel at the 2012 Olympics in the Men's 200 m backstroke and Men's 100 m backstroke.[11]

In August 2015, he set the Israeli national record in the 200m backstroke with a time 1:55.96 minutes while winning the gold medal, and won a gold medal in the 100m backstroke with a time of 53.96 seconds.[12] At the 2015 European Short Course Swimming Championships, he set the 100 IM Israeli national record with a time of 52.75.[13]

Toumarkin competed for Israel at the 2016 Olympics in the Men's 200 m backstroke and Men's 100 m backstroke.[11]

He swam for Israel at the 2017 Maccabiah Games, winning the men’s 200m backstroke in a time of 2:00.17.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Olympic Results, Gold Medalists and Official Records
  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. 
  11. ^ a b Swimming - Yakov-Yvan Toumarkin (Israel)
  12. ^ Swimming: Toumarkin finishes nationals in style with another gold medal - Israel News - Jerusalem Post
  13. ^ Israel Will be Sending 6 Swimmers to Rio Olympics
  14. ^ Ervin Opens Maccabiah Games With 100 Free Gold

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