The IPC president is seeking new venue host after stripping of honor to present the 2019 world sporting event in Malaysia, explaining, “When a host country excludes athletes from a particular nation, for political reasons, then we have absolutely no alternative but to look for a new Championships host.”
By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff
The Internationa Committee on Sunday stripped Malaysia of the right to host the 2019 world para swimming championships after the country banned Israeli athletes from participating.
The championships, a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, had been scheduled for Kuching between July 29 and Aug. Continue Reading »
Israel wins first medal at Paralympics by power rower Moran Samuel, in women’s single sculls final.
By ALLON SINAI
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 »