4th Paralympics medal for Israel as rower Moran Samuel wins Silver

August 29, 2021 by Aryeh Savir - TPS
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Rower Moran Samuel brought pride to Israel for the fourth time during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games when she won the country’s fourth medal at the games on Sunday, receiving a silver medal in the women’s 2,000-meter single sculls.

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Samuel completed the race in 11:18.39.

She won a bronze medal in the 2016 Rio Games.

“She is simply a superwoman. Not only in achieving the silver medal this morning in Tokyo in the 2,000-meter rowing but in her impressive tackling of all life’s challenges,” stated President Isaac Herzog.

Samuel, 39, was a member of Israel’s national basketball team until 2006 when she suffered a spinal stroke and became paralyzed in her lower body.

On Saturday, Israeli swimmer Ami Dadon won a silver medal, Israel’s third medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games in the 150-meter individual medley with a result of 2: 29.48 minutes.

On Friday, Israeli Paralympic swimmer Mark Malyar won the gold medal in the 200m individual medley and broke the world record at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.

On Wednesday, Iyad Shalabi, an Israeli swimmer, made history when he became the first Israeli-Arab to win a gold medal at the Paralympics Games.

Shalabi came in first in the 100-meter backstroke with 2:28.04 minutes. He further made history also as the first Israeli-Arab to receive a medal in the Olympic or Paralympic Games.

These four athletes are members of the 33 athletes’ team in 11 sports Israel sent to the Tokyo Games.

These last medal joins 375 Paralympic medals Israel has won, including 130 gold medals, placing it fifteenth on the list of medal-winning countries.

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