Windsurfer who won Olympic gold in 2004 in the mistral and Olympic bronze in 1996 in the same event; member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
His father taught him to sail when he was 7 years old.
He won gold in the mistral at the 2002 Windsurfing World Championships.
He had a daughter in 2009 with Michal Peleg.
Nikolaos Kaklamanakis of Greece finished second to Fridman in the 2004 Olympic mistral.