Amit Ivry made a splash for Israel when she became the first Israeli women to place and win a medal for Israel at the European Championships in Hungary this year. Her 100-meter butterfly bronze medal swim was a personal victory at 58.64 seconds and qualified her for the Olympics.
The 23-year-old swimmer from Netanya will be one of six Israeli swimmers among the 36 Israeli athletes who will be heading to London.
In Israel she has broken swimming records, and in Israeli championships has won silver and gold medals.
Her great-grandmother penned a number of successful Israeli classics in children’s literature. An amateur chef, she has admitted that her true dream is to be a successful cook one day.