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Wael Koubrousli / Kobrosly is a Lebanese swimmer who has competed at the 2008 Olympic Games and the 2012 Olympic Games.[1] He is considered the Lebanese Swimming Champion from season 2006 till season 2012.[citation needed] Wael represented Lebanon in 6 World Championships from 2006 to 2011, at Shanghai, Melbourne, Manchester, Rome, UAE and Shanghai. He recorded more than 20 local swimming records, including in the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke.[2] At the 2007 Arab Games, he won the silver medal in the 100m breaststroke.[3]

Wael Koubrousli / Kobrosly
Personal information
Nationality  Lebanon
Born (1988-06-12) June 12, 1988 (age 30)
Beirut, Lebanon
Residence Beirut, Lebanon and Le Havre, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Website http://www.waelkobrosly.org
Sport
Country  Lebanon
Sport Swimming
Event(s) 100 m & 200 m breaststroke

After his participation in the Beijing Olympics, Kobrosly earned a scholarship from Club Nautique Havrais, in Le Havre, France, to study for a master's degree of International Marketing from the "Universite Du Havre" in Le Havre city, where he trained under head coach Christos Paparrodopoulos, and swam alongside Olympic triple medalist, Hugues Duboscq.[2]

Career achievementsEdit

  • Lebanese champion since 2004 and holder of more than 30 Lebanese records
  • Vice Arab champion during Arab Championship, Cairo 2007 (First Lebanese male swimmer to obtain silver medal at the Arab Games)
  • 15th place during Asian Games, Doha 2006
  • 27th place during World Championships, Manchester 2008

ParticipationsEdit

Olympic Games
  • 2012 Summer Olympics (London)
  • 2008 Summer Olympics (Beijing)
World Championships
  • World LC Championship 2011 - Shanghai, China.
  • World SC Championship 2010 - Dubai, UAE.
  • World LC Championship 2009 - Rome, Italy.
  • World SC Championship 2008 - Manchester, England.
  • World LC Championship 2007 - Melbourne, Australia.
  • World SC Championship 2006 - Shanghai, China.
International Championships
  • Spanish LC Nationals ELITE 2012 - Malaga, Spain (Qualification for London 2012 OG).
  • French LC Nationals ELITE 2012 - Dunkirk, France. (Qualification for London 2012 OG).
  • French LC Nationals 2, 2012 - Bethune, France.
  • French LC Nationals 2, 2011 - Chalons Sur Saon, France.
  • French SC Nationals ELITE 2010 - Chartres, France.
  • Universiade Games 2009 - Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Jazira-Othodoxy Swim Meet 2008 - Amman, Jordan.
  • Universiade 2007 - Bangkok, Thailand.
  • International Uni. Champs 2007 - Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Asian Games 2006 - Doha - Qatar.
Arab competitions
  • Arab Games 2011 - Doha, Qatar.
  • Arab Games 2007 - Cairo, Egypt.
  • Arab Clubs Champs 2006 - Irbid, Jordan.
  • Islamic Solidarity Games 2005 - Jeddah, KSA.
  • Arab School Championship 2004 - Jeddah, KSA.
  • Jable-Lathkiyye 30 km sea race - Jable, Syria.
  • West Asian Games 2005 - Doha, Qatar.
  • International Friendship Champs 2004 - Kuwait.
  • West Asian Games 2003 - Damascus, Syria.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wael Koubrousli Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-08-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Sports :: Olympics :: Wael Kobrosly to compete in Olympics for second time". The Daily Star. 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  3. ^ "The Official Website Of Wael Kobrosly". Waelkobrosly.org. 1988-06-12. Retrieved 2012-07-30.