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Yuval SAFRA
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Israel   
GenderMen
Born30 Dec 1993 in Haifa, ISR
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hebrew
Higher education
Business Administration - Georgia Institute of Technology: Atlanta, GA, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in Nigeria and switched to open water swimming at age 14.
Why this sport?
He found he was better at open water swimming and enjoyed the challenge of the sport. "I strive to test myself and push the envelope in new conditions set before me. I have to overcome obstacles, which add a lot of action to swimming. I'm obsessed, no doubt."
Club / Team
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: Atlanta, GA, USA
Name of coach
Amir Ofer [national], ISR
General Interest
Other sports
He represented Israel in swimming at the 2016 European Championships in London, England. He also competed in swimming for Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States of America. (yellowjackedup.com, 30 Jul 2014; Swimming World YouTube channel, 09 Nov 2013; SportsDeskOnline, 04 Nov 2020)

 Competition Highlights
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 London, ENG 200m Backstroke 2:02.39
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2019 Gwangju, KOR 25km 4:54:38.7
19 2019 Gwangju, KOR 5km 53:41.9
43 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10km 1:50:34.2
17 2017 Budapest, HUN 25km 5:12:26.5
15 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km - Team Relay 58:20.7
12 2015 Kazan, RUS 25km 5:02:52.9
26 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km 55:33.2
36 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 1:50:23.5
17 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km 53:43.8
37 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10km 1:58:48.3
18 2011 Shanghai, CHN 5km 56:34.2
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
25 2018 Glasgow, SCO 10km 1:51:00.6
12 2018 Glasgow, SCO 25km 5:02:11.5
19 2016 Hoorn, NED 10km 1:55:38.7
4 2016 Hoorn, NED 25km 5:11:32.9
33 2014 Berlin, GER 10km 1:53:51.8
7 2014 Berlin, GER 25km 5:10:09.6
28 2012 Piombino, ITA 10km 2:01:34.5
21 2012 Piombino, ITA 5 km 57:58.1
9 2012 Piombino, ITA 5km - Team Time Trial 1:05:53.3
22 2011 Eilat, ISR 5 km 57:38.3
23 2011 Eilat, ISR 10km 1:54:47.8
7 2011 Eilat, ISR 5km - Team Time Trial 1:04:17.6
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
55 2019   10km  
9 2019 Beau Vallon, SEY 10km 1:56:38.70
50 2018   10km  
22 2018 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:56:40.20
25 2018 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:57:32.51
25 2017   10km  
35 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:53:36.9
9 2017 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 1:58:38.45
12 2017 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:31:59.4
15 2017 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:30:19.48
23 2016 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:51:37.98
24 2015 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:43:17.86
10 2015 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:55:06.60
34 2015 Viedma, ARG 10km 2:01:23.95
18 2014 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:53:53.7
20 2013 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:58:49.70
23 2012 Eilat, ISR 10km 1:53:54.54
37 2012 Santos, BRA 10km 2:18:11.04
18 2012 Viedma, ARG 10km 1:57:10