Israel garners three more medals at Paralympics

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel won three more medals at the London Paralympic Games, doubling its medal count to six.

Sharpshooter Doron Shaziri won a silver medal on Wednesday, as did hand-cyclist Koby Lion in the 8-kilometer race.

The wheelchairs doubles tennis team of Noam Gershony and Shraga Weinberg won the bronze in quad doubles.

"You are doing splendid work, congratulations to you," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Sharziri, who lost a leg below the knee after stepping on a land mine in Lebanon in 1987 while serving in the Israeli army "One needs the spirit of champions, and you certainly have it."

 

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