Yair Pantilat

Yair Pantilat (also, Pantillat; יאיר פנטילט; born January 10, 1939) is an Israeli former Olympic runner.[1] He was the Israeli Men's Champion in the 800 metres in 1960, 1964–65, and 1967–69, and in the 1500 metres in 1961-62 and 1964-66.

Yair Pantilat
Personal information
Native nameיאיר פנטילט
Citizenship Israel
Born (1939-01-10) January 10, 1939 (age 82)
Height5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight150 lb (68 kg)
Sport
Country Israel
SportAthletics
Event(s)800m; 1500m
Achievements and titles
National finalsIsraeli Champion in 800 metres (1960, 1964-65, and 1967-69), and in 1500 metres (1961-62 and 1964-66).
Personal best(s)
  • 800 metres: 1:51.3 (1967)
  • 1500 metres: 3:52.4 (1967)

He was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and is Jewish.[1][2]

Running careerEdit

His personal bests are 1:51.3 in the 800 metres (in 1967) and 3:52.4 in the 1500 metre run (in 1967).[1] He was the Israeli Men's Champion in the 800 metres in 1960, 1964–65, and 1967–69, and in the 1500 metres in 1961-62 and 1964-66.[3]

He competed for Israel at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, in Athletics at the age of 21.[1] In the Men's 800 metres he came in 5th in Heat 1 with a time of 1:54.7 (an Israeli record), and in the Men's 1,500 metres he came in 12th in Heat 3 with a time of 3:59.8 (an Israeli record).[1][2] When he competed in the Olympics, he was 5-9.5 (177 cm) tall, and weighed 150 lbs (68 kg).[1] He was named Israel's Sportsman of the Year in 1960.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Yair Pantilat Bio, Stats, and Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
  2. ^ a b c "Pantillat, Yair"
  3. ^ "Israeli Championships". gbrathletics.com.