Nina Pekerman

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Nina Pekerman
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Nina Pekerman in 2012
Personal information
Birth name נינה פקרמן
Nationality Israeli
Born (1977-09-28) September 28, 1977 (age 37)
Chişinău, Moldova
Residence Kfar Saba, Israel
Sport
Sport Triathlon and Ironman Triathlon

Nina Pekerman (Hebrew: נינה פקרמן‎, born September 28, 1977)[1] is an Israeli athlete who competes in triathlon and Ironman Triathlon competitions. She was rated 25th in the second level of world championship in racing bicycle in 2003,[2] was Israel's champion in Triathlon during the years 2004–2007 and 2009[2][3][4] and was the champion of the Maccabiah Games in 2005,[5] she got to the 10th place and to the 2nd place to her group age in the Ironman Germany in June 2010.[6][7][8][9] In July 2011 she finished 12th in Ironman Europe championship.[10]

Biography[edit]

Nina Pekerman was born in Chişinău, Moldova a sickly preterm baby. Her father, Michael, worked as a director of a transportation company and trained in martial arts. Her mother, Raissa, was an athlete and a draftsman in her profession, but worked in a different jobs to raise Nina and her big sister, who were both sick. In order to gain strength Nina trained in sport since her childhood, from 10 till 13–14 years old she was in a swimming club, afterwards she moved to a sport boarding school.[11]

When she was 17 Nina Pekerman immigrated to Israel by herself with NAALE Program (in Hebrew: Teenagers Emigrating Before Parents") of the Jewish Agency for Israel, studied for two years in an agricultural high school in Kfar Silver.[12]

She was recruited into the Israel Defence Forces and served first as a secretary and afterwards went to a Physical fitness combat trainers course, and served most of her mandatory military tenure in that position.[12]

Starting in 1998 Perkerman studied Physical fitness for disable persons) in Wingate Institute. After five years in which she lived alone in Israel, her parents immigrated to Israel. In 2002 she competed for the first time in Triathlon, afterwards she focused on cycling races and in 2003 she competed in the second level of the world championship and finished in 25th place. In 2004 her father died and she returned to Israel to live with her mother, in the same year she was offered a contract with an Italian professional team and she moved back to Italy, but after two weeks she discovered her mother had cancer and she returned once again to Israel.[9]

In 2005 she won the Maccabiah Games in Triathlon. From 2004–2007 she was Israel Triathlon champion,[5] in 2008 she did not compete and in 2009 she was again Israel champion in Triathlon.

Starting in 2009, she began training for the Ironman distance. In 2009 she competed in Israman, the Israeli Triathlon championship and was 5th place overall (men and women) and first place among the women.[13] In late May she competed in the half Ironman competition in Jordan Valley, Israel, and set a new Israeli record for women of 4.46 hours.

In the Ironman Germany held in Roth, Germany on July 4, 2010 she got to the women's 10th overall place and second place in her age category (30–34), with a record of 9.47 hours.

On October 9, 2010 she competed in Ironman World Championship held in Hawaii, and she is the second Israeli (after Gilad Rotem) to compete in that tournament.[14]

In the 2010 Ironman World Championship she finished first in her Age group (30–34) with a record of 9:55:19 And third the overall Amateur and 26th out of all the woman (including pros).[15][16]

In July 2011 she finished 12th in Ironman Europe championship.[10]

In October 2011, in Ironman World Championships in Hawai, she finished in the 20th place (improvement of 6 places of her previous record), with the result of 09:45:35 hours (improvement of 10 mintutes of her previous result).[17]

In January 2013, Pekerman finished 1st in the Israeman (Israeli Ironman) in the half distance.

In April 2013 she finished in the 8th place in Ironman South Africa. [18]

In January 2014, Pekerman finished in the 1st place in the Israman Negev (Israeli Ironman).

Pekerman resides in Kfar Saba, Israel, trains swimming to Triathlon, Hydrotherapy and babies activities in the water.[5][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. September 28, 1977. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b ניר שועלי, הסיפור מאחורי אשת הברזל נינה פקרמן, nrg, January 28, 2010
  3. ^ יעל מרגלית, פקרמן ניצחה בטריאתלון: "אין פה כסאח" One site, May 27, 2006
  4. ^ נינה פקרמן היא אלופת טריאתלון הנשים ה-15 שנערך בהרצליה Nrg מעריב, 1/6/2008
  5. ^ a b c "נינה פקרמן". rightfit.co.il. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Ironman Live Race Coverage". Ironman.com. July 4, 2010. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Raelert and Wallenhorst win in Frankfurt". Ironman.com. July 4, 2010. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Germans win again in Germany". Slowtwitch.com. July 4, 2010. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b סמדר שיר, "טריאתלונינה", מוסף 7 ימים של ידיעות אחרונות, גיליון 2429, 13 באוגוסט 2010, עמ' 76.
  10. ^ a b "Ironman Europe Championship results 2011". The-sports.org. July 24, 2011. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  11. ^ סמדר שיר, "טריאתלונינה", מוסף 7 ימים של ידיעות אחרונות, גיליון 2429, 13 באוגוסט 2010, עמ' 73–74.
  12. ^ a b סמדר שיר, "טריאתלונינה", מוסף 7 ימים של ידיעות אחרונות, גיליון 2429, 13 באוגוסט 2010, עמ' 74.
  13. ^ Series Regular, David Shulman Tackles Israelman!, www.multisportcanada.com
  14. ^ סמדר שיר, "טריאתלונינה", מוסף 7 ימים של ידיעות אחרונות, גיליון 2429, 13 באוגוסט 2010, עמ' 75.
  15. ^ 2010 Ironman World Championships Results, Ironman Media, October 14, 2010
  16. ^ Ironman World Championship Pro / Age Group Results, TriEurope, October 14, 2010
  17. ^ "Ironman World Championships Results 2011". The-sports.org. October 8, 2011. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  18. ^ Nina Pekerman's race results, Ironman South Africa site
  19. ^ ניר שועלי, הסיפור מאחורי אשת הברזל נינה פקרמן, nrg, January 28, 2010

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