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Yakov TOUMARKIN
Sport Swimming
NOC Israel   
GenderMen
Born15 Feb 1992 in Chelyabinsk, RUS
Height1.92 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Mor, two daughters [2018, 2020]
Residence
Israel
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English, Hebrew, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age six.
Why this sport?
His mother encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Maccabi Ashdod: Israel
Name of coach
Luka Gabrilo [national]; Leonid Kaufman [personal]
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Coach Hanan Gilad. (sport1.maariv.co.il, 20 Dec 2020; wingate.co.il, 21 Dec 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sport1.maariv.co.il, 20 Dec 2020; one.co.il, 19 Sep 2020)
Other information
TEACHING ROLE
In December 2020 he started working as the head of swimming for the School of Certification for Sports Instructors and Coaches at The Academic College of Wingate in Netanya, Israel, where he had been a student. He replaced his former personal and national team coach Hanan Gilad, who had trained him since he was 13. "I was surprised and very happy when I was approached with an offer to serve as head of swimming studies, and of course I welcomed the opportunity. This is a great opportunity for me not only to bring my experience as a competitive swimmer at international level, but also to manage and lead swimming studies and bring with me something new and relevant to the various courses, and make them accessible. The goal is definitely to stay contemporary, professional and innovative." (sport1.maariv.co.il, 20 Dec 2020; wingate.co.il, 21 Dec 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
31 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 54.81
28 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 1:59.65
Semifinal 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Backstroke 1:58.63
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Backstroke 54.66
7 2012 London, ENG 200m Backstroke 1:57.62 
24 2012 London, ENG 100m Backstroke 54.91
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Backstroke 1:59.79
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Individual Medley 2:00.97
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Backstroke 54.29
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
16 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 1:59.98 
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:59.25
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 53.92
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Backstroke 1:58.64
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Individual Medley 1:58.86
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 53.77
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:18.31
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Backstroke 1:59.39
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Individual Medley 2:00.13
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Backstroke 54.85
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:39.31
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:59.92
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Individual Medley 1:54.36
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 1:51.86
Semifinal 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Individual Medley 53.72
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 59.09
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 2:00.60
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 25.93
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 54.63
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Backstroke 2:00.67
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 25.09
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
2 2016 London, ENG 200m Backstroke 1:56.97
6 2016 London, ENG 100m Backstroke 54.36
Heats 2016 London, ENG 200m Individual Medley  DNS
Semifinal 2014 Berlin, GER 200m Individual Medley 2:00.90
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Backstroke 26.07
Semifinal 2014 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 1:58.83
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 55.61
3 2012 Debrecen, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:57.35
3 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Backstroke 54.14
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 200m Individual Medley  DNS
7 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:37.77
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Backstroke 1:53.00
5 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Individual Medley 1:53.57
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 51.58
Semifinal 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Individual Medley 52.31
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke  DNS
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
4 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Backstroke 1:51.05
5 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Individual Medley 52.91
5 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Individual Medley 1:54.66
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Backstroke  DNS
Semifinal 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Backstroke 51.22
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
2 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Backstroke 1:49.84
6 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Individual Medley 1:54.68
2 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Individual Medley 52.62
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Backstroke  DNS
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Backstroke  DNS
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Butterfly 24.97
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Backstroke 24.53
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Individual Medley 55.04
4 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Backstroke 1:52.22
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Backstroke 52.43
9 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:28.59
31 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Backstroke 25.14
52 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Freestyle 50.08
22 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Backstroke 53.17
5 2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Backstroke 1:51.55
10 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:29.48
9 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Individual Medley 54.55
33 2010 Eindhoven, NED 100m Freestyle 49.86
Semifinal 2010 Eindhoven, NED 50m Butterfly 24.37
Semifinal 2010 Eindhoven, NED 100m Individual Medley 54.74
6 2010 Eindhoven, NED 200m Backstroke 1:53.46
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Berlin, GER 100m Individual Medley 52.28
3 2021 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 51.34
2 2021 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 1:52.19
3 2021 Berlin, GER 200m Individual Medley 1:54.57
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Individual Medley 52.98
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:53.50
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 51.64
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 1:55.32
2 2021 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 1:52.98
4 2021 Doha, QAT 100m Individual Medley 52.70
3 2021 Doha, QAT 200m Individual Medley 1:55.56
6 2019 Kazan, RUS 200m Backstroke 2:00.14
7 2019 Kazan, RUS 200m Individual Medley 2:03.98
72 2018   Overall Ranking  
5 2018 Budapest, HUN 100m Individual Medley 53.67
8 2018 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:57.65
6 2018 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 51.76
3 2018 Singapore, SGP 200m Backstroke 1:51.98
4 2018 Singapore, SGP 100m Backstroke 51.20
8 2018 Tokyo, JPN 50m Backstroke 23.92
7 2018 Tokyo, JPN 100m Individual Medley 52.79
52 2017   Overall  
7 2017 Beijing, CHN 100m Individual Medley 53.16
2 2017 Beijing, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:52.04
6 2017 Beijing, CHN 50m Backstroke 23.76
5 2017 Singapore, SGP 100m Individual Medley 52.99
7 2017 Singapore, SGP 50m Backstroke 23.88
8 2017 Singapore, SGP 200m Individual Medley 1:56.20
7 2017 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 51.62
7 2017 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 1:53.48
5 2013 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 1:54.69
5 2013 Dubai, UAE 200m Backstroke 1:54.29