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Guy BARNEA
Sport Swimming
NOC Israel   
GenderMen
Born09 Sep 1987 in Be'er Sheva, ISR
Height1.79 m
Weight 73 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English, Hebrew
Higher education
Business Administration - University of California, Berkeley: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six in Omer, Israel, and entered his first competition at age eight.
Why this sport?
His parents thought swimming would help with his asthma.
Name of coach
David Marsh [national], USA
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Austrian swimmer Markus Rogan, British entrepreneur Richard Branson. (timesofisrael.com, 12 Jul 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from professional swimming in March 2018. (swimswam.com, 29 Mar 2018)

BUSINESS
In 2017 he founded a clothing line called 'Weekends At', which specialises in men's swimwear and undergarments. "As a professional swimmer who has spent the majority of my life in a bathing suit, travelling for competitions all over the world, I long ago realised the lack of affordable and fashion-forward options for men. That started me on a journey to build the perfect men's swimwear brand," he said. (LinkedIn profile, 2017; haas.berkeley.edu, 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2008 Beijing, CHN 100m Backstroke 54.93
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 25.52
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 53.76
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 25.31
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Backstroke 25.14
Heats 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Backstroke 54.43
6 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Backstroke 25.01
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Backstroke 54.51
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Backstroke 24.81
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 100m Butterfly 54.25
Semifinal 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 50m Backstroke 26.45
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 100m Backstroke 55.88
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 50m Butterfly 24.77
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 51.64
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Butterfly 1:58.06
Semifinal 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 23.49
Semifinal 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Backstroke 51.12
Semifinal 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Backstroke 23.67
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Freestyle 49.06
35 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Freestyle 22.30 
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:32.43
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Backstroke 1:54.23
Semifinal 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Backstroke 23.93
Semifinal 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Backstroke 51.92
Semifinal 2008 Manchester, ENG 100m Backstroke 52.63
Semifinal 2008 Manchester, ENG 50m Backstroke 23.95
20 2006 Shanghai, CHN 100m Backstroke 54.11
37 2006 Shanghai, CHN 50m Freestyle 23.11
37 2006 Shanghai, CHN 100m Freestyle 50.16
  2006 Shanghai, CHN 200m Backstroke  DNS
30 2006 Shanghai, CHN 50m Butterfly 24.45
21 2006 Shanghai, CHN 50m Backstroke 25.30
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2016 London, ENG 50m Backstroke 25.02
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 100m Backstroke 55.03
Heats 2016 London, ENG 100m Butterfly 54.09
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 55.59
5 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Backstroke 25.05
3 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Backstroke 25.14
Semifinal 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Backstroke 54.95
  2010 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke DNS
3 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 25.04
Semifinal 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 55.39
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:40.26
Heats 2008 Eindhoven, NED 200m Backstroke  DNS
4 2008 Eindhoven, NED 50m Backstroke 25.48
7 2008 Eindhoven, NED 100m Backstroke 55.34
Heats 2008 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly  DNS
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle  DSQ
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 52.53
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 56.84
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 2:04.45
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 26.56
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Backstroke 23.27
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Backstroke 51.27
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Butterfly 51.36
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Butterfly  DNS
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:35.95
7 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.48
9 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Backstroke 23.71
9 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Backstroke 51.76
9 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:28.59
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:36.47
8 2012 Chartres, FRA 200m Backstroke 1:53.57
2 2012 Chartres, FRA 50m Backstroke 23.46
4 2012 Chartres, FRA 100m Backstroke 51.47
9 2008 Rijeka, CRO 50m Backstroke 24.10
9 2008 Rijeka, CRO 100m Backstroke 52.06
8 2008 Rijeka, CRO 200m Backstroke 1:55.93
17 2007 Debrecen, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:57.33
19 2007 Debrecen, HUN 50m Butterfly 24.17
6 2007 Debrecen, HUN 100m Backstroke 52.09
7 2007 Debrecen, HUN 50m Backstroke 24.21
8 2007 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:37.18
18 2005 Trieste, ITA 200m Backstroke 1:58.49
34 2005 Trieste, ITA 100m Freestyle 49.78
34 2005 Trieste, ITA 50m Butterfly 24.65
24 2005 Trieste, ITA 100m Backstroke 54.25
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2013 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 52.16
5 2013 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 23.78
6 2013 Dubai, UAE 100m Backstroke 52.78
7 2013 Dubai, UAE 50m Backstroke 24.60