A Jewish immigrant to the United States from the former Soviet Union won a gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke at the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Lenny Krayzelburg set an Olympic record of 53.72 seconds in winning the race. “It’s better than anything I’ve ever done in my life,” said Krayzelburg, who emigrated from Odessa in what is now Ukraine in 1988.
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