Yoav Gath

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Yoav Gath
Personal information
Full nameYoav Gath
National team Israel
Born (1980-11-08) November 8, 1980 (age 38)
Haifa, Israel
College teamUniversity of Georgia (U.S.)

Yoav Gath (Hebrew: יואב גת‎; born November 8, 1980)[1] is an Olympic and national-record backstroke swimmer from Israel. He swam for Israel at the 2000 Olympics.

He was the first Israeli swimmer under two minutes in the 200 back.[2] He won gold 1995, European Youth Olympics at Bath, 1996 Silver, European Junior Champs. Copenhagen, 2000 Bronze, European Champs., Helsinki, Long-course, 2001 Silver, European Champs., Antwerpen, Short-course. 2001 Fukuoka, World Champs, 8th, Long-course. 2002 Moscow, World Champs, 6th, Short-course.

At the 2005 Maccabiah Games, he won a gold medal in the 100 m and 200 m backstroke.[3]


  1. ^ Gath's entry from sports-reference.com; retrieved 2012-03-29.
  2. ^ Swimming / Backstroke champion Yoav Gath considering return to action; published by Haaretz.com on 2004-12-22, retrieved 2012-03-29.
  3. ^ "Dan Velez Sets Maccabiah Games Mark in Winning the 100 Breaststroke - Swimming World News". Swimming World News. 2005-07-13. Retrieved 2018-07-18.