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Bashar Halabi

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Daliyat al-Karmel, ISR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Arabic, English, Hebrew

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age 12.
Why this sport?
His doctor encouraged him to take up swimming.
Club / Team
Ilan Sport Center: Haifa, ISR
Name of coach
Jacob Beninson [national], ISR
Training Regime
He trains at the Ilan Sport Center in Haifa, Israel.

General interest

Most influential person in career
His parents. (YouTube, 09 Mar 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I'm humble enough to know I'm not better than anybody and wise enough to know I'm different from the rest." (Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (one.co.il, 01 Jan 2021; ynet.co.il, 28 Dec 2020)
Impairment
He was born prematurely and sustained injuries at birth that resulted in paralysis from the waist down. (dotanave.wordpress.com, 28 May 2015; YouTube, 09 Mar 2013)