Tomer Frankel

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Tomer Frankel
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Tomer Frankel, July 2018
Personal information
NationalityIsraeli
Born (2000-10-18) 18 October 2000 (age 19)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes butterfly and freestyle
Club Hapoel Jerusalem

Tomer Frankel (Hebrew : תומר פרנקל; born 18 October 2000) is an Israeli swimmer. He competes in the 100 m butterfly, 100 m freestyle, 100 m medley, 200 m butterfly, 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 50 m butterfly, 4x100 m freestyle, 4x100 m medley, 4x100 m freestyle mixed, 4x200 m freestyle, and 4x50 m freestyle. He is the European junior champion in the 100 m freestyle and the 4x200 m freestyle (2018 Helsinki).

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Swimming career

Frankel competes in the 100 m butterfly, 100 m freestyle, 100 m medley, 200 m butterfly, 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 50 m butterfly, 4x100 m freestyle, 4x100 m medley, 4x100 m freestyle mixed, 4x200 m freestyle, and 4x50 m freestyle. [1] His club is Hapoel Jerusalem. [2]

2016-17; two-time European Junior bronze medalist

In July 2016, he won a bronze medal at the 2016 European Junior Swimming Championships in Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary, in the Men's 4x200 m freestyle. [1]

In June 2017, Frankel won a bronze medal at the 2017 European Junior Swimming Championships in Netanya, Israel, in the Men's 4x200 m freestyle. [1] He competed in the men's 200 m freestyle event at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships the following month. [3] [4]

2018-present; two-time European Junior Champion

In May 2018, at 17 years of age, Frankel won and set Israeli records in the 100 m butterfly (in 52.25; breaking Alon Mandel’s record set in 2009) and the 200 m freestyle (in 1:47.15; breaking Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or's record set in 2008) at the 2018 Israel Cup. [5] [6] In July 2018, Frankel won gold medals in at the 2018 European Junior Swimming Championships in Helsinki, Finland, in both the Men's 100 m freestyle and the Men's 4x200 m freestyle. [1] In December 2018 he won, and set Israeli short course national records, at the 2018 Arena Israeli Swimming Championships in the 400 m freestyle (in 3:42.86), the 200 m freestyle (in 1:43.50), and the 200 m butterfly (in 1:53.72). [2]

In April 2019, at the 2019 Israel Cup he won the men’s 200 m freestyle in a time of 1:48.40. [7] That same month he won a bronze medal in the 100 m butterfly at the Stockholm Open. [8] In June 2019 Frankel set a new Israeli national record in the men’s 100 m butterfly, at 52.16, at the 2019 Sette Colli Trophy in Rome, Italy. [5]

In December 2019, he met the 2020 Olympic qualifying standard of 51.96 in the men’s 100 m butterfly with splits of 24.29/27.63 in the 2019 Swim Cup Amsterdam. [9]

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