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    Israel took home six medals from the Paralympic Games in Beijing. The team finished 53rd in the medal standings with five silvers — three by swimmer Inbal Pezaro — and a bronze. Closing ceremonies were held Wednesday. The host country China finished with 211 medals, including 89 golds, to lead the pack, with Great Britain… 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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    Windsurfer Shahar Zubari won Israel’s first medal of the Beijing Olympics. Zubari clinched third place and the bronze medal in the men’s RS:X by finishing second in Wednesday’s medal race in Qingdao. The 2008 world champion, Tom Ashley of New Zealand, won gold with 52 overall points, one point better than silver medalist Julien Bontemps… More ▸

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    An Israeli kayaker and two windsurfers are still in the race for medals in Beijing. Israeli kayaker Michael Kolganov on Tuesday won heat 4 of the men’s 500-meter kayak singles at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park. “I’ve surprised myself,” he said. “I took bronze in Sydney but I’m in the same shape as I was… More ▸

  • Chinese Students Greet Olympians with ‘shalom’ and Israeli Flags

    Clutching Israeli flags, the young Chinese students greeted the Israeli Olympic swimmers with shouts of “shalom” as the athletes visited their elementary school here this week. The Shi Jia Primary School was assigned Israel as part of a citywide program of partnerships between schools and Olympic countries. In preparation, the school spent the past two… More ▸

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    Israeli women sailors narrowly missed a medal at the Beijing Olympics. Nike Kornecki and Vered Bouskila finished fourth Monday in the 470 two-person dinghy medal race in Qingdao, which left the pair fourth overall in the rankings — one place away from Israel’s first medal of the 2008 Games. Despite finishing ninth in the medal… More ▸

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    Jewish Olympic swimmer Jason Lezak followed up his relay heroics with a bronze medal in the 100-meter men’s freestyle. Lezak, whose late dash in the 4 x 100-meter men’s freestyle relay propelled the U.S. team to the gold medal and a world record, finished in a time of 47.67 seconds Wednesday at the Water Cube… More ▸

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    Israel’s top judoka, Arik Zeevi, was knocked out of the Olympics. Zeevi, who took a bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Games in the under-100 kilogram category, lost two fights Thursday in Beijing, effectively ending Israel’s hopes of a strong showing in judo. Weeping at his losses, the former European champion told Israeli journalists that… More ▸