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Israel’s Paralympic Team Hoping for Medals at Rio

Maracana Stadium in Rio (Photo: Wikipedia)

We hope Israel’s Paralympic team will bring home some medals this year at the Rio Games. Cheer on Israel’s delegation of 30 athletes beginning this September 7 through 18th!

Two-time quad tennis Paralympic medalist Shraga Weinberg will bear the Israeli flag aloft as he leads a delegation of 30 physically and visually disabled athletes into the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

Running from September 7 to 18, the Paralympics will include 4,350 athletes from 178 countries competing in 23 disciplines. Israel’s delegation of 15 men and 15 women will compete in 11 categories.

“For half the athletes in this delegation it’s their first Paralympics,” says Dr. Ron Bolotin, professional manager of the Israel Paralympic Committee and the Israel Sports Association for the Disabled in Tel Aviv…

Asked to predict which Paralympic athletes are most likely to medal in Rio, Bolotin named Moran Samuel, Paralympic rowing world champion in 2015; swimmer Inbal Pezaro, who won three medals in London; Kobi Leon in handcycling; Doron Shaziri, who medaled in shooting at six previous Paralympics; and tennis doubles duo Itay Erenlib and Shraga Weinberg.

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