Israel at the
Paralympics
IPC codeISR
NPCIsrael Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.isad.org.il
Medals
Gold
129
Silver
125
Bronze
130
Total
384
Summer appearances

Israeli athletes have participated in the Paralympic Games since 1960.

History

Israeli paralympics team, 1960
Israeli paralympics team, 1960

Israel first competed in 1960, at the Summer Games in Rome, Italy. In total, Israel has won 123 gold medals at the Summer Paralympic Games.

The most successful Israeli Paralympian was Zipora Rubin-Rosenbaum, who, between 1964 and 1988, won 30 medals at the Paralympic Games, of which 15 were gold. Second successful Israeli Paralympian was Uri Bergman, who, between 1976 and 1988, won 14 medals at the Paralympic Games, of which 12 were gold.

Tel Aviv was the host city of the 1968 Summer Paralympics, at which Israel finished third on the medal chart with 62 medals, of which 18 were gold. Israel is the only nation to have hosted Paralympic but not Olympic Games.

At the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Israelis won a total of thirteen medals, of which four were gold. Izhak Mamistvalov won three medals (of which two were gold) in swimming, while Keren Leibowitz won four medals, of which one was gold, also in swimming.[1]

Medal tables

Israeli paralympics team, 2020
Israeli paralympics team, 2020

See also: All-time Paralympic Games medal table

      Host nation

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Italy 1960 Rome 0 2 2 4 16
Japan 1964 Tokyo 7 3 11 21 7
Israel 1968 Tel Aviv 18 21 23 62 3
Germany 1972 Heidelberg 9 10 9 28 8
Canada 1976 Toronto 40 13 16 69 3
Netherlands 1980 Arnhem 13 18 15 46 12
United StatesUnited Kingdom 1984 New York/Stoke Mandeville 11 21 12 44 19
South Korea 1988 Seoul 15 14 16 45 18
Spain 1992 Barcelona 2 4 5 11 38
United States 1996 Atlanta 0 4 5 9 52
Australia 2000 Sydney 3 2 1 6 37
Greece 2004 Athens 4 4 5 13 32
China 2008 Beijing 0 5 1 6 53
United Kingdom 2012 London 1 2 5 8 45
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 0 0 3 3 74
Japan 2020 Tokyo 6 2 1 9 22
16 129 125 130 384 19

Source: [2][3][4]

Multi-medallists

No. Athlete Sport(s) Years Games Sex Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Zipora Rubin-Rosenbaum[5] Athletics, Swimming, Wheelchair basketball, Table tennis 1964–1992 Summer F 15 8 7 30
2 Uri Bergman Swimming 1976–1988 Summer M 12 1 1 14
3 Joseph Wanger Swimming 1976–1988 Summer M 9 5 5 19
4 Baruch Hagai Wheelchair basketball, Swimming, Table tennis 1964–1980 Summer M 8 2 4 14
5 Shlomo Pinto Swimming, Wheelchair basketball 1976–1988 Summer M 7 9 1 17
6 Moshe Levy (athlete) Swimming, Wheelchair basketball 1968–1988 Summer M 7 3 2 12
7 Ora Anlen Athletics, Swimming, Wheelchair basketball 1968–1976 Summer F 4 5 4 13
8 Ayala Malhan Wheelchair basketball, fencing 1968–1988 Summer F 4 4 4 12
9 Batia Mishani Athletics, Swimming, Table tennis 1964–1968 Summer F 3 5 3 11
9 Ron Bolotin Swimming 1980–1988 Summer M 3 5 3 11
11 Rachel Tassa Wheelchair basketball, fencing, Swimming 1972–1988 Summer F 2 5 5 12

See also

References

  1. ^ "Israel's disabled athletes win medals in Athens", Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, September 26, 2004
  2. ^ Summary of Paralympic Games Appearances - Israel (1960-2008) Archived 2012-12-06 at archive.today
  3. ^ Israel's medals count - London 2012 Archived 2012-12-08 at archive.today
  4. ^ "Paralympic Medal Count". 2020 Summer Paralympics. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  5. ^ "name=Zipora Rubin-Rosenbaum". Paralympic.org. International Paralympic Committee.