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Fridman, Gal

Born: 1975 AD
Currently alive, at 46 years of age.
Nationality: Israeli
Categories: Sailor

1975 – Born on the 16th of September in Hadera, Israel.

1995 – He won the ASA Boardsailing Championship in Eilat, Israel.

1996 – Won an Olympic bronze medal for windsurfing, and was named Israeli Sportsman of the Year.

1999 – He won the International ASA Windsurfing Championship in Eilat.

2000 – He did not participate in the Sydney Olympics, due to illness.

2002 – He won the Mistral World Championship in Pattaya, Thailand.

2003 – In February, Fridman was listed # 1 on the International Surfing Association Federation rankings.

2004 – He won silver medal at the European Championships.

         – On the last race on the 25th of August, Fridman exploited a poor performance by Brazilian leader Ricardo Santos and a tactical mistake by Greek windsurfer Nikolaos Kaklamanakis in order to burst forward and finish the final race second, thus earning the gold medal overall.