Gal Fridman

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Date of Birth September 16, 1975
Place of Birth Israel
Age 45 years old
Horoscope Virgo

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Gal Fridman is an Israeli windsurfer and Israel's only Olympic Gold Medalist. Fridman won a Bronze Medal in the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics, and his Gold Medal in the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics. He is the only Israeli athlete to win two Olympic Medals, and the first Olympic Gold medalist in Israeli history. His first name, Gal, means "wave" in Hebrew.

Country: Israel
Sport: Sailing
Event(s): Mistral
Club: Sdot Yam
Coached by: Mike Gebhardt
Retired: 2008
Highest world ranking: 1st (Mistral, 2003), 25th (, 2007)

About Gal Fridman

Windsurfer who won Olympic gold in 2004 in the mistral and Olympic bronze in 1996 in the same event; member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Before Fame

His father taught him to sail when he was 7 years old.


He won gold in the mistral at the 2002 Windsurfing World Championships.

Family Life

He had a daughter in 2009 with Michal Peleg.


Nikolaos Kaklamanakis of Greece finished second to Fridman in the 2004 Olympic mistral.

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Latest information about Gal Fridman updated on January 18, 2021.

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