Israel at the
1960 Summer Paralympics
IPC codeISR
NPCIsrael Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.isad.org.il
in Rome
CompetitorsUnknown number in 3 sports
Medals
Ranked 16th
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
2
Total
4
Summer Paralympics appearances (overview)
Israel at Rome 1960
Israel at Rome 1960

Israel, participated in the inaugural Paralympic Games in 1960 held in Rome, Italy. The 1960 Paralympics, now considered to have been the first Paralympic Games, were initially known as the ninth Stoke Mandeville Games, an event for athletes with disabilities founded in Great Britain in 1948.[1]

Israel sent two athletes to compete in individual competitions and a team to compete in wheelchair basketball.[2][3] The names of the wheelchair basketball team members are not known as they are not recorded in the original hardcopy final results publication.[2]

Medalists

The team won four medals, two silver and two bronze, and finished sixteenth in the medal table.[4]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver Mati Angel Swimming Women's 25m breaststroke complete class 1
 Silver Mati Angel Table tennis Women's singles A
 Bronze Israel Globus Swimming Men's 50m backstroke complete class 4
 Bronze Men's team
Zvi Ben-Zvi
Moshe Feld
Aharon Kirschner
Simcha Lustig
Naftali Rosman
Wheelchair basketball Men's class A

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1960 Summer Paralympics

Both of Israel's individual competitors participated in swimming events. Official results name them as Globus, who competed in the men's 50 m backstroke complete class 4, and Engel, who competed in the women's 25 m breaststroke complete class 1.[3] Globus won the bronze medal, finishing five seconds behind the other two swimmers in his event.[5] Engel was one of just two competitors in her race and won the silver medal behind Arriens-Kappens of The Netherlands; no bronze medal was awarded.[6]

Table tennis

Main article: Table tennis at the 1960 Summer Paralympics

In addition to competing in swimming Engel also took part in the women's Singles A table tennis event.[3] She won a silver medal with Great Britain's Anderson winning gold and Tora Lysoe, from Norway, the bronze.[7]

Wheelchair basketball

Main article: Wheelchair basketball at the 1960 Summer Paralympics

The Israeli team won the bronze medal in the men's class A wheelchair basketball. Great Britain won silver and gold went to the United States team.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Paralympic Games Rome 1960 IPC Celebrates 50 Years After Rome". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Participation Numbers Rome 1960 Paralympic Games". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "Athlete Search Results Israel 1960". International paralympic Committee. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Medal Standings Rome 1960 Paralympic Games". international Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Results Rome 1960 Paralympic Games Swimming Men's 50 m Backstroke complete class 4". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Results Rome 1960 Paralympic Games Swimming Women's 25 m Breaststroke complete class 1". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Results Rome 1960 Paralympic Games Table Tennis Women's Singles A". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  8. ^ "Results Rome 1960 Paralympic Games Wheelchair Basketball Men's class A". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 6 May 2011.