Israel at the Rio 2016 Paralympics
Noam Gershony, No. 3 Wheelchair Tennis player in the World, in action. © • ITF
·Israel has claimed 371 medals at the Paralympic Games: G122-S122-B127.
·Toronto 1976 were Israel's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 40 gold medals (S13-B16).
·The NPC made its debut at the first ever Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960.
·Israel is in 14th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.
·Israel hosted the Paralympic Games in 1968 when the event was held in Tel Aviv.
·The NPC has been most successful in swimming, claiming 55 gold, 57 silver and 53 bronze medals.
·Swimming is one of two sports in which Israel has won more than 100 total medals (165). The other is athletics (113).
·Swimmer and athlete Zipora Rubin-Rosenbaum is Israel's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G11-S4-B5. She also bagged a bronze medal in women's doubles C in table tennis.
·Israel has won at least one medal at each Paralympic Games and has only failed to claim a gold in 1960, 1996 and 2008.
·At the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Israel won six medals. Its one gold medal came in wheelchair tennis and was won by Noam Gershony.
·That was Israel's first ever gold in wheelchair tennis at the Paralympic Games.
·Israel Brodcasting Authority is the rights holding broadcaster in Israel for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found at Israel Brodcasting Authority's website.
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