Para dance sport
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Nes Ziyyona, ISR
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried dancing at age three with her sister. She took up Para dance sport eight years after she lost the use of her legs.
Why this sport?
"When I danced in the beginning in a wheelchair, I was very excited that I could do this again. Then I came almost every day to dance. I really liked it. It's for the soul. It's for the body. It's for everything. And it's fun."
Club / Team
Beit Halochem Tel Aviv: Israel
Name of coach
Sporting philosophy / motto
"A champion is someone who gets up even when he can't." (Instagram profile, 21 Oct 2019)
She is paralysed from the waist down as a result of the effects of an autoimmune disease she developed at age 14. "My body was confused, and it attacked itself. It's called autoimmune. It's a disease where the body attacks itself." (paralympic.org, 15 Nov 2018)