Israel at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

Israel competed at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 to 18 September 2016. They are scheduled to compete in sailing, cycling, shooting, and rowing.

Israel at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Israel.svg
IPC codeISR
NPCIsrael Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.isad.org.il
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors33 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Shraga Weinberg
Medals
Ranked 74th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
3
Total
3
Summer Paralympics appearances (overview)

Disability classificationsEdit

Every participant at the Paralympics has their disability grouped into one of five disability categories; amputation, the condition may be congenital or sustained through injury or illness; cerebral palsy; wheelchair athletes, there is often overlap between this and other categories; visual impairment, including blindness; Les autres, any physical disability that does not fall strictly under one of the other categories, for example dwarfism or multiple sclerosis.[1][2] Each Paralympic sport then has its own classifications, dependent upon the specific physical demands of competition. Events are given a code, made of numbers and letters, describing the type of event and classification of the athletes competing. Some sports, such as athletics, divide athletes by both the category and severity of their disabilities, other sports, for example swimming, group competitors from different categories together, the only separation being based on the severity of the disability.[3]

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Bronze Moran Samuel Rowing Women's single sculls 11 September
  Bronze Doron Shaziri Shooting Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 12 September
  Bronze Inbal Pezaro Swimming 200m individual medley SM5 15 September

AthleticsEdit

Men's Track and Road Events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Gad Yarkoni Marathon T12 DSQ

BocciaEdit

Israel qualified one boccia player for the mixed Individual BC2 into the Paralympic tournament. Nadav Levi claimed his Olympic spot as one of top 12 individual eligible boccia player in the BISFed 2016 World Rankings as of 30 April 2016. [4][5]

Individual
Athlete Event Preliminaries Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final/BM Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Nadav Levi Mixed individual BC2   Desilva-Andrade (BER)
W 3-2
  Sohn (KOR)
L 2-5
2 Did not advance

CyclingEdit

With one pathway for qualification being one highest ranked NPCs on the UCI Para-Cycling male and female Nations Ranking Lists on 31 December 2014, Israel qualified for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio, assuming they continued to meet all other eligibility requirements.[6][7]

RoadEdit

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Koby Lion Road Race H1 1:45:24 8
Time Trial H2 36:50.45 6

GoalballEdit

Israel's women enter the tournament ranked 10th in the world.[8] The following is the Israel roster in the women's goalball tournament of the 2016 Summer Paralympics.[9]

No. Player Class Date of birth (age)
1 Elham Mahamid B3 (1990-02-16)16 February 1990 (aged 26)
2 Yarden Adika B3 (1999-07-14)14 July 1999 (aged 17)
3 Gal Hamrani B1 (1992-12-01)1 December 1992 (aged 23)
5 Roni Ohayon B2 (1999-03-08)8 March 1999 (aged 17)
6 Lihi Ben David B1 (1995-12-08)8 December 1995 (aged 20)
9 Sivan Abravaya B2 (1990-08-13)13 August 1990 (aged 26)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil (H) 4 3 0 1 25 7 +18 9 Quarter-finals
2   United States 4 3 0 1 25 13 +12 9
3   Japan 4 2 1 1 13 8 +5 7
4   Israel 4 1 1 2 16 15 +1 4
5   Algeria 4 0 0 4 1 37 −36 0
Source: Paralympic.org
(H) Host
8 September 2016
14:30
Japan   1–1   Israel Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Alexander Knecht (GER), Vilma Basinkaite (LTU)
Wakasugi 1 Report Mahamid 1

10 September 2016
18:45
Israel   10–0
(walkover)
  Algeria

12 September 2016
10:15
Brazil   7–2   Israel Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Yoshinori Nii (JPN), Raquel Aguado (ESP)
Amorim 4
Custodio 3
Report Mahamid 2

13 September 2016
09:00
Israel   3–7   United States Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Raquel Aguado (ESP), Dawna Christy (CAN)
Ben David 3 Report Miller 4
Czechowski 2
Dennis 1
Quarter-final
14 September 2016
15:45
Turkey   15–5   Israel Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Dawna Christy (CAN), Raquel Aguado (ESP)
Altınoluk 7
Özcan 4
Mercan 3
Ben David 1 (o.g.)
Report Ben David 5

ParacanoeEdit

Israel earned a qualifying spot at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in this sport following their performance at the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe World Championships in Milan, Italy. Pascale Bercovitch who competed in 2008 in the sport of rowing and in 2012 in the sport of hand-cycling earned the spot for Israel. This marked the first time Israel sent a sprint canoeist to the Paralympics.[10][11]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Pascale Bercovitch Women's KL2 1:01.713 3 SF 1:02.251 3 FA 1:01.131 8

RowingEdit

One pathway for qualifying for Rio involved having a boat have top eight finish at the 2015 FISA World Rowing Championships in a medal event. Israel qualified for the 2016 Games under this criteria in the AS Women's Single Sculls event with a first-place finish by Moran Samuel in a time of 05:25.920. They qualified a second boat in the TA Mixed Double Sculls event with an eighth-place finish by Tsofnat Levanon, Barak Hazor, Nissim Nir Mayo, Shay-Lee Shulmit Mizrachi and cox Danielle Renny Palatin in a time of 04:12.140.[12][13][14] Samuel bases her training in Italy where she is coached by Paula Grizzetti. She also trains in Israel at the Daniel Rowing Center in Tel Aviv.[14]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Moran Samuel Women's Single Sculls 5:21.36 2 R 5:22.96 1 Q 5:17.46  [15]
Reuven Magnagey
Yuliya Chernoy
Mixed Double Sculls 4:20.62 5 R 4:28.60 4 Final B 4:21.23 3 Final B

SailingEdit

One pathway for qualifying for Rio involved having a boat have top seven finish at the 2015 Combined World Championships in a medal event where the country had nor already qualified through via the 2014 IFDS Sailing World Championships. Israel qualified for the 2016 Games under this criteria in the Sonar event with a fourth-place finish overall and the first country who had not qualified via the 2014 Championships.[16][17][18] They qualified a second boat in the SKUD 18 event with a sixteenth-place finish overall and the sixth country who had not qualified via the 2014 Championships. The boat was crewed by Hagar Zahavi and Moshe Zahavi.[16][18][19]

Athlete Event Race Net points Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Moshe Zahavi
Hagar Zahavi
SKUD 18 DNF 9 11 10 10 UFD 10 UFD 10 10 10 104 11
Dror Cohen
Arnon Efrati
Shimon Ben Yakov
Sonar 12 4 4 11 5 7 2 5 13 5 4 59 8

ShootingEdit

The first opportunity to qualify for shooting at the Rio Games took place at the 2014 IPC Shooting World Championships in Suhl. Shooters earned spots for their NPC. Israel earned a qualifying spot at this event in the R5 – 10m Air Rifle Mixed Prone SH2 event as a result of the performance Doron Shaziri. It was the only qualification spot Israel earned at the event.[20][21][22]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Doron Shaziri Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 1153 4 Q 437.5  
Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH1 614.8 9 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Qualifiers for the latter rounds (Q) of all events were decided on a time only basis, therefore positions shown are overall results versus competitors in all heats.

Men
Athletes Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Itzhak Mamistvalov 200m freestyle S2 5:20.43 7 Q 5:09.96 7
Iad Josef Shalabi 50m backstroke S2 1:16.97 11 Did not advance
100m backstroke S2 DSQ Did not advance
200m freestyle S2 5:24.07 8 Q 5:22.38 8
Yoav Valinsky 100m freestyle S6 1:14.59 15 Did not advance
100m backstroke S6 1:32.37 12 Did not advance
100m breaststroke SB6 1:34.36 10 Did not advance
200m individual medley SM6 2:57.68 6 Q 2:59.08 7
Women
Athletes Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Inbal Pezaro 50m freestyle S5 40.82 5 Q 39.73 6
100m freestyle S5 1:24.38 3 Q 1:24.04 5
200m freestyle S5 3:03.35 4 Q 3:03.29 5
100m breaststroke SB4 1:57.28 4 Q 2:01.02 6
200m individual medley SM5 3:37.62 2 Q 3:38.20  
Erel Halevi 50m freestyle S7 38.41 11 Did not advance
100m freestyle S7 1:21.56 10 Did not advance
400m freestyle S7 5:51.05 8
Yulia Gordiychuk 100m freestyle S9 1:10.51 20 Did not advance
400m freestyle S9 5:13.02 13 Did not advance
200m individual medley SM9 2:57.22 19 Did not advance
Veronika Guirenko 50m backstroke S3 1:30.97 13 Did not advance
100m freestyle S3 2:59.28 13 Did not advance
Mixed
Athletes Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Inbal Pezaro
Erel Halevi
Iad Josef Shalabi
Yoav Valinsky
4 × 50m freestyle relay 20 pts 3:10.00 7 Q DSQ

Table tennisEdit

Men's singles
Athlete Event Preliminaries Quarterfinals Semifinals Final/BM Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Shay Siada Singles class 4   Ozturk (TUR)
L 0-3
  Guo (CHN)
L 0-3
3 Did not advance
Danny Bobrov Singles class 6   Thainiyom (THA)
L 0-3
  Jensen (DEN)
L 1-3
3 Did not advance
Women's singles
Athlete Event Preliminaries Quarterfinals Semifinals Final/BM Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Chagit Brill Singles class 1-2   Rossi (ITA)
L 0-3
  Bootwansirina (THA)
L 1-3
3 Did not advance
Caroline Tabib Singles class 5   Abuawad (JOR)
L 0-3
  Paredes Albor (MEX)
W 3-1
2 Q   Gu (CHN)
L 0-3
Did not advance 5
Teams
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final/BM Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Chagit Brill
Caroline Tabib
Women's team class 4-5   Altıntaş,
Duman (TUR)
L 0-2
Did not advance 9

Wheelchair tennisEdit

Israel qualified one competitors in the men's single event, Adam Berdichevski. Israel earned two spots in the quad singles event, with the spots going to Itay Erenlib and Shraga Weinberg.[23]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final/BM Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Adam Berdichevsky Men's Singles   Saida (JPN)
L 1–6, 2-6
Did not advance 33
Itai Erenlib Quad Singles   Wagner (USA)
L 4–6, 4-6
Did not advance 9
Shraga Weinberg Quad Singles   Alcott (AUS)
L 0–6, 0-6
Did not advance 9
Itai Erenlib
Shraga Weinberg
Quad Doubles   Oliveira,
Silva (BRA)
W 6–0, 6-0
  Taylor,
Wagner (USA)
L 4–6, 2-6
  Burdekin,
Lapthorne (GBR)
L 6–3, 4–6, 6-7(2-7)
4

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