Hani Elteir

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Hani Eltair
Personal information
National team  Egypt
Born (1981-05-10) 10 May 1981 (age 36)
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Hani Elteir (Arabic: هاني الطير‎‎; born May 10, 1981) is an Egyptian former swimmer, who specialized in long-distance freestyle events.[1] Elteir competed in the men's 400 m freestyle at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He eclipsed a FINA B-standard entry time of 4:04.47 from the Pan Arab Games in Amman, Jordan.[2] He challenged five other swimmers in heat one, including Singapore's two-time Olympian Sng Ju Wei. Eltair posted a lifetime best of 4:04.23 to take a fourth spot in his heat, trailing Chinese Taipei's Li Yun-lun by almost a full body length. Eltair failed to reach the top 8 final, as he placed forty-fourth overall on the first day of prelims.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Hani Eltair". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Swimming – Men's 400m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 1)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 400m Freestyle Heat 1" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 132. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Newberry, Paul (16 September 2000). "Thompson anchors U.S. relay win; Thorpe wins 400 free". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 28 May 2013.