(1984 - )
Vered Borochovsky was born in Ashkelon on Aug. 27, 1984. In Israel Borochovsky is considered something of an
ice-queen. This has always infuriated her and she claims that "without
my passion I would never have made it to the top."
She finished in second place in the 100-meter butterfly
(101.08), and third in the 50-meter butterfly (27.9) at the 1999 European
Junior Championships. In 2000, she swam even better, placing eighth
in the 100-meter butterfly, and sixth in the 200-meter individual medley
at the European Championships. At that competition, Borochovsky broke
the Israeli record in the 100-meter butterfly (1:00.44), and still holds
A member of the Israeli swimming team at the 2000 Sydney
Games, the 16-year old Borochovsky placed 19th in the 100-meter butterfly
with a time of 1:00.34, and finished in 21st place in the 200-meter
individual medley (2:18.99). She was a no-show in the 200-meter butterfly
In 2001, Vered qualified for the World Championships,
reaching the final in the 100-meter butterfly and finishing seventh
(it was the best finish for any Israeli at the competition). She also
swam in the 50-meter butterfly, qualifying for the semifinals and finishing
12th overall with a time of 27.18, although she failed to make the finals.
In the 200-meter butterfly, she finished 17th in the preliminaries and
just missed the semifinals with a time of 2:14.24.
At the 2002 World Championships, Borochovsky had an
outstanding competition, achieving an Israeli record and winning a bronze
medal. In the 50-meter butterfly, she finished with a time of 26.38,
breaking her own national record. In the 100-meter butterfly, Vered
finished in sixth place overall.
At the 2003 World Championships, Vered competed in
the 50-meter butterfly and finished sixth with a time of 26.98. In the
100-meter butterfly, she finished ninth overall (59.41), missing the
final by only .13 seconds. Vered was also scheduled to compete in the
200-meter butterfly, but pulled out of the event.
Vered was on top form in the 2004 European Championship,
particularly in the 50-meter butterfly event. She came in fifth with
on 27.27 second performance in that event while a 1:00.63 time in the
100-meter butterfly saw her qualify for the 2004 Athens Games. In the
National Championship Borochovsky won the 50-meter butterfly in 27.58.
Vered suffered a disappointing 100-meter Butterfly
performance in the 2004 Athens Olympics. She swam in the 100-meter Butterfly
third heat, on August 14th. Borochovsky was eighth in her heat with
a time of 1:00.69. The swimmer finished 26 out of 38 contestants, while
only the top 16 qualified for the semi-finals. Borochovsky also competed
in the 200-meter medley event. On August 16, the Israeli swam in heat
1 of the event. Vered won her heat with a time of 2:20.69. Unfortunately
the result placed he 24th out of 30 swimmers and she failed to make
Sources: Jews In