A member of the Israeli swimming team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Stricker competed in three events. A breaststroker, he won his preliminary heat in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:03.99), but did not advance to the semifinals and officially placed 32nd. Stricker also finished 32nd in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:19.33). He was a member of Israel's 4x100-meter medley relay team that finished in fifth place in the preliminary heat (3:43.39) and did not advance; they ended up 17th overall.
A breaststroke specialist, Tal was a member of Israel's 4x100 meter medley relay team that finished in eighth place at the 2000 European Championships (3:43.48). In 2000-01, Stricker was a freshman at Florida State University, finishing ninth in the 100-meter breaststroke in the 2001 ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) Championship.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. May 29, 1979
Ramat Gan, Israel
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