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Gad Yarkoni

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11

Further personal information

Family
Two children
Occupation
Veteran
Higher education
Physiotherapy - Tel Aviv University: Israel

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began to pursue the sport after taking part in a race in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Why this sport?
"I participated in a night run in Tel Aviv and it triggered me to get a personal trainer and start training for marathons."

General interest

Impairment
At age 20 he lost his sight after being hit in the face by a bullet while serving with the Israel Defense Forces [IDF] in Lebanon. (jpost.com, 05 Nov 2010; jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com, 22 Oct 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 2012-09-09 13
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-20 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 2016-09-18 9999