Tom Be'eri

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Tom Beeri
תום בארי
Personal information
Full nameTom Beeri
NationalityIsraeli
Born (1986-05-17) 17 May 1986 (age 32)
Yagur, Israel
Sport
SportSwimming
ClubMaccabi Kiryat Ono
College teamUniversity of Georgia

Tom Beeri (Hebrew: תום בארי‎; born 17 May 1986 in Yagur) is an Israeli swimmer who represented Israel at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Biography[edit]

Be'eri was born and raised in Kibbutz Yagur, Israel. He won multiple Israeli National Champion titles in the 100 meter Breaststroke and the 200 meter Breaststroke. Upon completing mandatory military service, he set an Israeli national record and qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. He also served as the Israeli Olympic swim team captain and set two Israeli national records at the Games. After the Olympic Games, Be’eri was recruited by many of the top collegiate swimming programs in the U.S. before becoming a student-athlete at the University of Georgia in 2009. As a collegiate swimmer, he represented the UGA swimming and diving team at SEC championships and at the NCAA national championships. Be’eri holds one of the five fastest times in school history for the 200 yard Breaststroke. Currently a senior pursuing a dual degree in International Affairs-Political Economy and Business Administration, as a student he earned and was recognized for four Athletic Director’s academic awards as well as four SEC academic awards. He intends to graduate in December 2013.[2]

He competed on behalf of Israel at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.[3] He is Jewish.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Be'eri Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  2. ^ "2008 Olympic Team Member: Tom Beeri". Her Campus. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  3. ^ "Israel at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  4. ^ "Jews in the Olympics: 63 Athletes, 7 Countries". Jewishinstlouis.org. Archived from the original on April 7, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2011.