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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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    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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    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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    Jason Lezak’s stirring anchor leg lifted the U.S. men’s 4×100-meter relay swimming team to the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics and a world record. Lezak and another Jewish swimmer, Garrett Weber-Gale, comprised half the U.S. squad with Michael Phelps and Cullen Jones. The Americans finished Monday’s race in 3:08.24, erasing the world mark by… More ▸

  • Israel Brings Largest Contingent, Great Expectations to Beijing

    The largest contingent in Israeli Olympic history was eyeing its biggest medal haul, with one Israeli competitor narrowly missing out and another still in the mix on the first full day of competition at the 2008 Games. Judo competitor Gal Yekutiel lost a bronze-medal match Saturday in the under-60 kg class to 2007 world champion… More ▸