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September 16, 2016 5:42 pm

Israeli Swimmer Wins Bronze at Rio Paralymics

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Inbal Pezaro. Credit: Razi Levnat via Wikimedia Commons.

Inbal Pezaro. Credit: Razi Levnat via Wikimedia Commons.

Israeli Paralympic swimmer Inbal Pezaro won a bronze medal at the Rio Paralympic Games after competing in the 200-meter individual medley race.

Pezaro, 29, who was born in the northern Israeli town of Kibbutz Yizre’el, was paralyzed from the waist down in childhood after a vascular complication.

She began swimming at five, becoming a professional, competitive swimmer by 12. She made her Paralympic debut in Athens in 2004 and competed again in the 2008 Beijing games.

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Pezaro has won multiple Paralympic medals and has set new Israeli records in swimming.

This is Israel’s third medal overall in Rio.

Israeli athletes have won an impressive 380 medals – 124 of which are gold medals – over the last 14 Paralympic games, Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronot reported.

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