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Doron Shaziri

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Family
Two children
Residence
Ramat Gan, ISR
Occupation
Business Owner
Languages
English, Hebrew

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport as a teenager.
Why this sport?
"My connection to shooting started at a young age, and when I got to the rehabilitation house in Tel Aviv [Israel], I discovered that there was a shooting range there, and I started doing what I love most in the world."
Name of coach
Guy Starik [national], ISR

General interest

Hobbies
Hiking, photography. (Facebook profile, 27 Feb 2021; Instagram profile, 27 Feb 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have crises and highs and you have to control your reactions to all of it. You have to feel good, you can't shoot when you're down or stressed. You have to be relaxed, and one way to do that is to smile." (israel21c.org, 31 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
He was the flag bearer for Israel at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)
Other sports
He played wheelchair basketball competitively before turning his focus to shooting. (calcalistech.com, 06 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (calcalistech.com, 06 Mar 2020)
Impairment
In 1987 he lost his left leg after stepping on a land mine while serving as a sniper with the Israeli army in Lebanon. (calcalistech.com, 06 Mar 2020; thejc.com, 06 Sep 2012)
Other information
COMRADE
He is close friends with Israeli Para swimmer Ziv Better, who sustained a vision impairment on the same battlefield in Lebanon where Shaziri lost his leg. Better was also serving in the Israeli army and was hit by shrapnel from a land mine as he was coming to help Shaziri. (ynet.co.il, 26 May 2020)

WHEELCHAIR BUSINESS
In 1994 he founded Pro-Fit Wheelchairs, a sports wheelchair manufacturing business based in Petah Tikva, Israel. "I have a very intuitive approach to engineering, and what engineers learn to calculate, I can just see with my mind's eye. I was also lucky enough to have friends to help me with the technical aspects." (Facebook profile, 27 Feb 2021; Pro-Fit Wheelchairs Facebook page, 28 Jul 2020; calcalistech.com, 06 Mar 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Final Round 6
Mixed SB Free Rifle 3x40 SH1-2 Preliminary 10
Mixed English Match SH1>3 Preliminary 11
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Final Round 6
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Preliminary 6
Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1 Final Round 2
Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 4
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 3
Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1 Final Round 3
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Preliminary 3
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Qualification 2
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Final Round 2
Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 10
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 6
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Final Round 5
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Preliminary 2
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Final Round 2
Mixed English Match SH1 Preliminary 1
Mixed English Match SH1 Final Round 2
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50m Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Qualification 2010-07-20 4
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Elimination 2010-07-23 5
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2010-07-23 9
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R6 - Mixed 50 m Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2012-09-04 4
R6 - Mixed 50 m Rifle Prone SH1 Final Round 2012-09-04 6
R7 - Men's 50 m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 Qualification 2012-09-05 1
R7 - Men's 50 m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 Final Round 2012-09-05 2
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2014-07-22 4
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Final 2014-07-22 3
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Elimination 2014-07-22 2
Men's 50m Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Qualification 2014-07-25 2
Men's 50m Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Final 2014-07-25 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R7 - Men's 50 m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 Qualification 2016-09-12 4
R7 - Men's 50 m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 Final Round 2016-09-12 3
R6 - Mixed 50 m Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2016-09-14 9