Doron Shaziri

Doron Shaziri (Hebrew: דורון שזירי‎; born 21 February 1967) is an Israeli Paralympic shooter.

Doron Shaziri
Personal information
Native nameדורון שזירי
Born (1967-02-21) 21 February 1967 (age 54)
Sport
CountryIsrael
SportParalympic shooting
Disability classSH1[1]
Coached byGuy Starik[1]
Medal record
Men's shooting para sport
Representing  Israel
Paralympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Mixed English
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Free 3X40
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Mixed Prone
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Free 3X40
Silver medal – second place 2012 London 3 positions
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens Free Prone
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens Free 3X40
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Rio 3 positions
World Para Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Sargans R6 Mixed 50m Rifle Prone
Silver medal – second place 2006 Sargans R7 Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Zagreb R7 Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Suhl R6 Mixed 50m Rifle Prone

Early lifeEdit

In 1987, Shaziri was working as an Israel Defense Forces recruit while patrolling Israeli-Lebanon border where he tried to rescue his comrades but was hit by a mine. After the incident, he went to a military hospital where he was given a prosthetic leg. In 1994, he realized that he is a good engineer and even set up his own business where he was busy constructing wheelchairs for injured vets.[2]

CareerEdit

In 2012, he was selected to be a flag bearer at the 2012 Paralympics opening ceremony;[2] he also won a silver medal at these games.[3] Prior to the London Paralympics, he also won silver and bronze medals in such competitions as the 1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens, and 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Shaziri Doron". 2020 Summer Paralympics. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b Marcus Dysch (September 6, 2012). "True grit of Israel's Paralympic flag-bearer Doron Shaziri". The Jewish Chronicle. Archived from the original on August 3, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  3. ^ Aaron Kalman (September 6, 2012). "Three more medals for Israel's Paralympic team". The Times of Israel. Archived from the original on November 8, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  4. ^ Sam Ser (June 26, 2008). "Olympic glory awaits in Beijing, so why aren't Israel's Paralympians given a fair share of funding?". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved December 13, 2014.

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