Tommy Kafri

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Tommy Kafri (born Mezei Tamás on 3 October 1976, Budapest) is a retired Hungarian-Israeli sprinter who specialized in the 100 and 200 metres.

He competed at the 1997 World Championships (100 metres),[1] the 1998 European Indoor Championships (both 60 and 200 metres),[2][3] the 1998 European Championships (in both 100 and 200 metres),[4][5] the 1999 World Championships (both 100 and 200 metres)[1] and the 2000 Olympic Games (100 metres).[6] He won a single Israeli national title: in the 200 metres in 1996.[7]

In the 4 x 100 metres relay he competed at the 1999 World Championships,[8] the 2000 Olympic Games[6] and the 2001 World Championships without reaching the final.[9]

His personal best times were 10.23 seconds in the 100 metres, achieved in July 1999 in Tel Aviv; and 20.89 seconds in the 200 metres, achieved at the 1999 World Championships in Seville.[1] He still holds the Israeli record in the 200 metres, tied with Gideon Jablonka.

He went back to Hungary in 2006, changed his nationality back to Hungarian in 2007.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Tommy Kafri profile at IAAF
  2. ^ "1998 European Indoor Championships, men's 60 metres first round". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "1998 European Indoor Championships, men's 200 metres semi-final". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Men 100m European Championships 1998 Budapest (HUN)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Men 200m European Championships 1998 Budapest (HUN)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Tommy Kafri". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "Israeli Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Men 4x100m Relay World Championship 1999 Sevilla (ESP)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "Men 4x100m Relay World Championship 2001 Edmonton (CAN)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "Transfers of Allegiance: 2006 / 2007" (PDF). IAAF. Archived from the original (pdf) on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2010.