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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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    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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    Jewish-American swimmer Dara Torres won two more silver medals in Beijing. Torres won the medals Sunday in the Women’s 500-meter Freestyle and the Women’s 4 x 100 Medley Relay. Two more Jewish-American swimmers, Jason Lezak and Garrett Weber-Gale, each added a second gold medal. Lezak joined Michael Phelps and two teammates to win the Men’s… 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 ▸

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    American Sada Jacobson won a fencing silver medal, becoming perhaps the first Jewish medalist of the Beijing Olympics. Jacobson lost, 15-8, in the women’s individual saber final Saturday to fellow American Mariel Zagunis, who also won gold at the 2004 Games in Athens. Jacobson, of Dunwoody, Ga., took the bronze four years ago. Jacobson had… More ▸

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    An Israeli judo competitor lost a bronze medal match, while an Israeli artistic gymnast advanced to the medal round in Beijing. Gal Yekutiel fell Saturday in the men’s bronze medal match in the under-60 kg class to 2007 world champion Ruben Houkes of the Netherlands and finished fifth. In judo, two bronze medals are awarded… More ▸