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Mark Malyar

Mark Malyar

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Kiryat Motzkin, ISR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hebrew, Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age five with his twin brother Ariel, who also has cerebral palsy.
Why this sport?
He and his twin brother Ariel were both advised to take up swimming for physical therapy.
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

Awards and honours
In 2017 he was named Athlete of the Year by the Israeli Paralympic Committee. (m.sport5.co.il, 26 Dec 2017)
Famous relatives
His twin brother Ariel has also competed in Para swimming for Israel, including at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Mar 2021; davar.co.il, 09 Sep 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (israel21c.org, 17 Sep 2019)
Other information
TWIN BROTHER
He enjoys having his twin brother Ariel in the Israeli Para swimming team alongside him. "It's great that the team has twin brothers in it. When we were younger there was a lot of competition between us, but now, not so much." (davar.co.il, 09 Sep 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final 1 2017-12-02 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2017-12-03 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final 1 2017-12-05 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 2017-12-07 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final 1 2017-12-07 8