Inbal Pezaro claimed her second medal of the Paralympic Games in London on
Saturday night, finishing third in the 200-meter freestyle S5 class
The 25-year-old Pezaro, won Israel’s first medal of the Games in
the opening day of competition when she ended the 50m free final in third place
on Thursday, and took her personal tally to seven Paralympic medals on
She qualified for Saturday’s final from second place overall
and ended it in third in a time of 2:56.11 minutes.
Pezaro entered the
Games with five Paralympic medals to her name, winning a bronze and a silver in
Athens 2004 and three silvers in Beijing four years ago.
Mamistvalov gave Israel its third medal in London later on in the evening after
ending the men’s 200m free S2 final in third place, edging countryman Iad
Shalabi by a single hundredth of a second following a dramatic
Mamistvalov, who won three medals in Athens 2004, clocked a time
Israel’s Moran Samuel will take part in the women’s single
sculls rowing final on Sunday after winning her Repechage 1000m heat in a time
of 5:44.78 minutes.
Israel has sent 25 athletes to London, 18 men and
seven women, and is now only three medals away from equaling its medal tally
from Beijing four years ago when it amassed six medals in total, five silvers
and one bronze.