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Ziv Better

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Family
Wife Tamar, three children
Languages
Hebrew, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1988.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to swim by doctors as a form of rehabilitation.
Handedness
Right

International debut

Year
1989
Competing for
Israel
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Zurich

General interest

Hobbies
Cycling, skiing. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning four medals [two silver and two bronze] at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep on swimming, let others retire." (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Impairment
He was blinded completely in his left eye and has 10% vision in his right eye after being injured by a mine during the 1982 Lebanon War. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a computer systems analyst. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle B2 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle B2 Final Round 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle B2 Heat 2 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle B2 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke B2 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke B2 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Backstroke B2 Heat 1 3
Men's 200 m Backstroke B2 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m Breaststroke B2 Final Round 6
Men's 200 m Medley B2 Heat 1 2
Men's 200 m Medley B2 Final Round 5
Men's 400 m Medley B1-2 Final Round 3
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle B2 Heats 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle B2 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke B2 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle B2 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle B2 Heats 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle B2 Heats 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle B2 Final Round 3
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 4 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heats 9999
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heats 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 8
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heats 10
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heats 11
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Malta 1994 (Malta, Malta)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle B2 Heats 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle B2 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle B1-3 Heats 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle B1-3 Final Round 3