Tal Stricker

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Tal Stricker
BornMay 29, 1979
NationalityIsrael
Alma materFlorida State University
OccupationOlympic swimmer

Tal Stricker (born May 29, 1979) is a breaststroke swimmer from Israel, who competed for Israel at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Ramat Gan, Israel, and his parents are Rafi and Nava Stricker.[1][2] He attended Tichon Hadash High School in Tel Aviv.[3]

Swimming career[edit]

Competing for Israel at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, he swam in three events. He won his preliminary heat in the 100m breaststroke (1:03.99), but did not advance to the semifinals and placed 32nd.[2] Stricker also finished 32nd in the 200m breaststroke (2:19.33).[2] He was a member of Israel's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay Team that finished in 5th place in the preliminary heat (3:43.39), and did not advance; they ended up 17th overall.[2]

Stricker was a member of Israel's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay Team that finished in 8th place (3:43.48) at the European LC Championships 2000 in Helsinki, Finland.

In 2000-01, he was a freshman at Florida State University. He finished 9th in the 100m breaststroke in the 2001 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship.[1] As a sophomore, he broke the school record in the 200m breaststroke with a time of 1:59.68.[1]

At the 2017 Maccabiah Games, in the special 4x50m relay race between Israeli and American all-star teams, American Olympic champions Lenny Krayzelburg (four Olympic golds), Jason Lezak (four Olympic golds), and Anthony Ervin (three Olympic golds), with masters swimmer Alex Blavatnik, swam a time of 1:48.23 and defeated Israeli Olympians Stricker, Guy Barnea, Yoav Bruck, and Eran Groumi, who had a time of 1:51.25.[4]

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