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    The Iranian men’s wheelchair basketball team withdrew from the Paralympics over “dissatisfaction” with the schedule. Some speculated that the Iranians, facing a possible semifinal match-up with Israel, pulled out of the tournament to avoid that confrontation on Sunday. After Iran withdrew Saturday, the Israelis lost to Canada, 55-47, in the quarterfinals of the 2008 Games… More ▸

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    An Israeli rower took a bronze medal in the Beijing Paralympics Games. Eli Nawi finished third in the men’s single sculls-A event on Thursday in a time of 5 minutes, 39.11 seconds. The event was making its debut at the Paralympics. Israel now has three silver medals and one bronze in the 2008 Games. In… More ▸

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    Israeli shooter Doron Shaziri earned Israel its third silver medal of the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. Shaziri, who won two bronze medals in Athens in 2004, finished second Wednesday in the men’s R7-50m free rifle 3×40 SH1. Shaziri, a former sniper for the Israeli army, lost a leg in Lebanon in 1987 after stepping on a… More ▸

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    Israeli swimmer Inbal Pezaro won a second silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. She finished 2.04 seconds behind the winner in the women’s 200-meter freestyle S5 class event. “It’s still an unbelievable feeling,” Pezaro, 21, told the Olympic News Service after the race. “It’s my best time so far. I couldn’t have done better… More ▸

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    The Israeli men’s wheelchair basketball team easily defeated China 80-41 at the Paralympics in Beijing. The team recovered fast from Sunday’s loss to the United States, beating China in their second group B match on Monday. Roei Rozenberg led the game with 19 points, while Lior Dror and Dotan Meishar combined for 31 points and… More ▸

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    An Israeli swimmer won a silver medal on the first day of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Inbal Pezaro, 21, finished second in the final of the women’s 100-meter freestyle Sunday. Pezaro, who was born with a spinal disorder that inhibits the use of her legs, won the silver in Athens in the women’s 100… More ▸