Israeli Olympic profiles: Andrea Murez

Stanford oleh will represent Israel as the country's leading female freestyler.

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
July 31, 2016 12:46
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Andrea Murez. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Date of Birth: January 29, 1992 (age 24)

Event: Women’s Swimming

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Schedule in Rio: 4X100-meter freestyle relay qualifiers, final – August 6; 100-meter backstroke qualifiers, semifinal – August 7, final – August 8; 200-meter freestyle qualifiers, semifinal – August 8, final – August 9; 100-meter freestyle qualifiers, semifinal – August 10, final – August 11; 200-meter backstroke qualifiers, semifinal – August 11, final – August 12; 50-meter freestyle qualifiers, semifinal – August 12, final – August 13

Career highlight: Fifth place in 100m freestyle at European Championships in 2016

Outlook for Rio: Murez could compete in as many as five events in Rio, although will likely drop at least one or even two depending on her progress. She moved to Israel from the US in 2014 and has since become the country’s leading female freestyler. Murez swam for Stanford University, as well as representing the United States at the 2013 World University Games, and she has only improved since moving to her new home.


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