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Orbach falters in bid for medal
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Jerusalem Post - Jerusalem
Author: Press, Viva Sarah
Date: Sep 19, 2000
Start Page: 24
Section: Sports
Abstract (Document Summary)

It was another disappointing day yesterday at the Sydney Olympics for the Israeli delegation, after hopes for a first medal were washed away when swimmer Eitan Orbach finished eighth and last in the men's 100m. backstroke final.

Orbach just couldn't keep up with the world's top swimmers, and clocked in with a slow time of 55.74 seconds. Orbach's semifinal finish was 55.31.

While sports officials have said [Orbach] could bring a medal home from the Athens 2004 Olympics, the swimmer hinted yesterday that he won't be competing at those Games.

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