Gal Nevo

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Gal Nevo
Gal Nevo.jpg
Gal Nevo wearing Hapoel Jerusalem T-shirt
Personal information
Nationality Israeli
Born (1987-06-29) June 29, 1987 (age 27)
Kibbutz Hamadia, Israel
Height 1,77m
Sport
Sport Swimming
College team Arizona State University
Georgia Tech

Gal Nevo (Hebrew: גל נבו‎; born 29 June 1987) is a record-holding Israeli swimmer.

Biography[edit]

Gal Nevo was born in KibbutzHamadia in the Beit She'an Valley.[1][2] When the local swimming pool closed, Nevo would practice at Gan HaShlosha National Park.[3]

Sports career[edit]

Nevo holds three Israeli records, in the 200m IM, 400m IM and 200m butterfly. He represented Israel at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.[4] Nevo competed on behalf of Israel at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.[5] Nevo also competed on behalf of Israel at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[6] Nevo finished 10th in the heats of the 400 meters individual medley, breaking his personal best time.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Israeli Sports". Jewish Sports Review 8 (87): 21. September/October 2011, accessed September 16, 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help);
  2. ^ "Jews in the Olympics: 63 Athletes, 7 Countries". Jewishinstlouis.org. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b A pain in the ass, Haaretz
  4. ^ "Sports Reference". Sports Reference. 1987-06-29. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Israel at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved November 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Israel swimmer Gal Nevo qualifies for 2012 London Summer Olympics - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper". Haaretz.com. 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2012-08-01.