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Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Israel   
Born06 Oct 1998
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
English, Hebrew
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five. "From the beginning I fantasised about being a professional swimmer. I dreamed of myself at the Olympics."
Why this sport?
"I did not feel comfortable or safe in the pool. I was afraid to put my head in the water. Immediately after that we went to an evening event at a country club with an exciting pool, I fell in love with the water and told my dad I wanted him to register me at the club."
Name of coach
Amir Ofer [national], ISR
Training Regime
He swims 70 to 90 kilometres a week.
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have to enjoy the pain in training. Accept it. Embrace it." (ynet.co.il, 15 Aug 2021)
Other sports
He has represented Israel in both swimming and open water swimming. He competed in swimming at the 2021 World Short Course Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Jan 2022; swimswam.com, 14 Nov 2020)
He became the first athlete to represent Israel in open water swimming at the Olympic Games when he competed in the 10km event at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Jan 2022; timesofisrael.com, 05 Aug 2021)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 1500m Freestyle 15:05.05
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2022 Budapest, HUN 10km  DNS
20 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10km 1:48:59.6
16 2019 Gwangju, KOR 5km - Team Relay 57:24.5
25 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km 55:13.2
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
18 2021 Budakalász, HUN 10km 1:52:34.4
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO 10km 1:49:36.2
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
14 2022 Paris, FRA 10km 1:51:51.76
30 2021   10km  
30 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:50:31.8
12 2021 Eilat, ISR 10km 1:50:00.6
36 2019   10km  
5 2019 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:50:24.4
31 2018   10km  
7 2018 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:56:03.90
76 2017   10km  
32 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:53:34.0
31 2016 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:52:25.67