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Israel’s Moran Samuel wins Bronze in rowing at Paralympics


Israel wins first medal at Paralympics by power rower Moran Samuel, in women’s single sculls final.



Rower Moran Samuel claimed Israel’s first medal at the Rio Paralympics on Sunday, winning a bronze in the arms-shoulders women’s single sculls final.

Moran Samuel – Photo: OCI

Samuel, the reigning world champion, clocked a time of 5:17.46 minutes in the 1,000-meter final and took her first Paralympic medal after finishing in fifth place at London 2012.

“A Paralympic medal is so sweet,” said an emotional Samuel. “I really wanted to win a gold medal and to play the national anthem in Rio, but I gave everything I could.”

Samuel began rowing at the Daniel Rowing Center in Tel Aviv six years ago and scaled the top of the podium at last year’s world championships in Aiguebelette, France. Continue Reading »

Pascale Bercovitch an Israeli Paralympian aims at the 2016 Games in Rio

At age 17, the Parisian-born athlete lost her legs in a train accident, went on to represent Israel twice in the Paralympics & became one of the 1st wheelchair-bound volunteers in the IDF.

Israeli Paralympic handcyclist Pascale Bercovitch

Pascale Bercovitch, an Israeli handcyclist who competed in the 2012 London Paralympics, has overcome the loss of her legs to become a world-class athlete.

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