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Tomer Margalit

Para dance sport

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
L&F1

Further personal information

Residence
Nes Ziyyona, ISR
Languages
English, Hebrew

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
Yelena Feitlicher

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"A champion is someone who gets up even when he can't." (Instagram profile, 21 Oct 2019)
Impairment
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)