Israeli Olympic profiles: Shlomi Haimy

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
July 31, 2016 11:37

Israel will be represented in an Olympic mountain biking competition for the first time after the national team ranked in 22nd place in the UCI Olympic qualification rankings.




Israel Olympic

Shlomi Haimy. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Date of Birth: June 19, 1989 (age 27)

Event: Men’s Mountain Biking

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Schedule in Rio: Race – August 21

Career highlight: Finishing in 18th place at the European Games in Baku last year

Outlook for Rio: Haimy secured his place in Rio by ending the cross-country mountain biking World Cup event in La Bresse, France in 65th position in May, three places in front of Rotem Ishay, his rival for Israel’s lone berth in Brazil. Israel will be represented in an Olympic mountain biking competition for the first time after the national team earned one berth by being ranked in 22nd place in the UCI Olympic qualification rankings.


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