Dimitriy Grabovskyy former world champion learning to swim WEST

Dimitriy Grabovskyy said he loves cycling and running but swimming? He feels he is out of air, and he is last.

His goal is to win the Israman in 2017 and swim much faster in in 2016.

Dmitriy Grabovskyy born in Crimea in 30/09/1985

‎I started cycling at age 13.

‎In 2015 became an Israeli citizen.

In Israel, as around the world became popular iron man. In 2014 I decided to try their capabilities in the half iron man. I never swam and ran. I started training for 4 months before israman. I wanted to show a time of 4hours 30minutes. But something went wrong, I swam very slow, and in the running I had problems with the size and model of running shoes. Now I want to make a full israman. And I want to show a very good results. I believe in a professional approach from the trainers waterworld(Ori Sella and other). My technique of swimming will help me very much to save me strength for the bike and run. After israman I decide on further action in the iron man. Now the main goal israman.


Dimitriy after wining the world up in 2005


1st place European Championships (Germany) (team pursuit)
2nd place World Championship (Canada)( TT race)
1st place European Championship (Spain) (team pursuit)
1st place  World Championships (Madrid) (road race), 2place World Championships (Madrid) (TT Race),
1st place World Cup (Sydney) (madison track)
1st place European Championships (Moscow) (TT race)
2nd place European Championships (Italy)(team pursuit)
1st place European Championship (Holland) (TT race)
2nd place Giro d’Italy (under26),
1st place Giro Reggioni( world cup)
5th Giro d’Italy 18th stage
5th Firenze-Pistoia (Italy)
3rd Tour de l’ain( France)
3rd Tour de Langkawi(Malasia),
Tirreno -Adriatico – best mountain racer
1st place Israel Championship( road race )
1st place Israel Championship( TT race )
1st place Maccabian Games ( TT race )
2nd place Maccabian Games ( road race )
1st place Israman half distance (relay race)
1st place Israel Championship (TT race )
3rd place Isramen half distance (category overall)


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