Eliezer Halfin

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEliezer•Halfin
Used nameEliezer•Halfin
Original nameאליעזר•חלפין
Born18 June 1948 in Rīga (LAT)
Died6 September 1972 in Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base, Bayern (GER)
Measurements168 cm / 68 kg
NOC Israel


Eliezer Halfin wrestled lightweight freestyle at the 1972 München Olympics but was eliminated after the third round. Halfin was born in Rīga, Latvia, moving to Israel in 1969, and he became an Israeli citizen early in 1972. He also competed at the 1971 World Championships.

On 5 September 1972 Halfin was among the Israeli athletes and coaches who were assaulted by Black September terrorists in their apartment at 33 Connollystraße in the Olympic Village. Halfin was killed by the terrorists early the next morning at Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base, along with 10 other Israelis.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Wrestling ISR Eliezer Halfin
Lightweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC

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