Swimming-Israel swimmer Gorbenko booed at Doha World championships

By Thomson Reuters Feb 18, 2024 | 12:08 PM

DOHA (Reuters) – Israel swimmer Anastasia Gorbenko was booed by the crowd at the Doha World Championships after finishing runner-up in the women’s 400 metres individual medley on Sunday.

A chorus of boos rained down on Gorbenko as she was interviewed by the floor presenter at the Aspire Dome pool after the race.

Briton Freya Constance Colbert won the event.

(Reporting by Ian Ransom in Doha; Editing by Clare Fallon)