Israel at the Paralympics

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Israel at the
Paralympics
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IPC code ISR
NPC Israel Paralympic Committee
Website www.isad.org.il
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
123 123 129 375
Summer appearances

Israeli athletes have participated in the Paralympic Games since 1960. At the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Israelis won four gold medals.

History[edit]

Israel first competed in 1960, at the Summer Games in Rome, Italy; in total, Israel has won 123 gold medals at the Summer Paralympic Games.

The most successful Israeli Paralympian was Zipora Rubin-Rosenbaum, who, between 1964 and 1988, won 30 medals at the Paralympic Games, of which 15 were gold. Second successful Israeli Paralympian was Uri Bergman, who, between 1976 and 1988, won 14 medals at the Paralympic Games, of which 12 were gold.

Tel Aviv was the host city of the 1968 Summer Paralympics, at which Israel finished third on the medal chart with 62 medals, of which 18 were gold.

At the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Israelis won a total of thirteen medals, of which four were gold. Izhak Mamistvalov won three medals (of which two were gold) in swimming, while Keren Leibowitz won four medals, of which one was gold, also in swimming.[1]

Medal tables[edit]

      Host nation

Year Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1960 0 2 2 4 16
1964 7 3 11 21 7
1968 18 21 23 62 3
1972 9 10 9 28 8
1976 40 13 16 69 3
1980 13 18 15 46 12
1984 11 21 12 44 19
1988 15 14 16 45 18
1992 2 4 5 11 38
1996 0 4 5 9 52
2000 3 2 1 6 37
2004 4 4 5 13 32
2008 0 5 1 6 53
2012 1 2 5 8 45
2016 0 0 3 3 74
14 123 123 129 375 19

Source: [2][3]

Most gold medals over career[edit]

No. Athlete Nation Sport(s) Years Games Sex Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Rubin-Rosenbaum, ZiporaZipora Rubin-Rosenbaum[4]  Israel Athletics, Swimming, Wheelchair basketball, Table tennis 1964–1992 Summer F 15 8 7 30
2 Bergman, UriUri Bergman  Israel Swimming 1976–1988 Summer M 12 1 1 14
3 Wanger, JosephJoseph Wanger  Israel Swimming 1976–1988 Summer M 9 5 5 19
4 Hagai, BaruchBaruch Hagai  Israel Wheelchair basketball, Swimming, Table tennis 1964–1980 Summer M 8 2 4 14
5 Pinto, ShlomoShlomo Pinto  Israel Swimming, Wheelchair basketball 1976–1988 Summer M 7 9 1 17
6 Levy (athlete), MosheMoshe Levy (athlete)  Israel Swimming, Wheelchair basketball 1968–1988 Summer M 7 3 2 12
7 Anlen, OraOra Anlen  Israel Athletics, Swimming, Wheelchair basketball 1968–1976 Summer F 4 5 4 13
8 Malhan, AyalaAyala Malhan  Israel Wheelchair basketball, fencing 1968–1988 Summer F 4 4 4 12
9 Mishani, BatiaBatia Mishani  Israel Athletics, Swimming, Table tennis 1964–1968 Summer F 3 5 3 11
9 Bolotin, RonRon Bolotin  Israel Swimming 1980–1988 Summer M 3 5 3 11
11 Tassa, RachelRachel Tassa  Israel Wheelchair basketball, fencing, Swimming 1972–1988 Summer F 2 5 5 12

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