Another great achievement for Israel’s Pezaro in the pool

It was the 21st medal in the illustrious career of the 31-year-old Israeli swimmer.

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
August 15, 2018 14:56
Another great achievement for Israel’s Pezaro in the pool

Israeli swimmer Inbal Pezaro. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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After winning the 200-meter freestyle gold medal at the European Paralympic Championships in Dublin, Israeli swimmer Inbal Pezaro continued to bring great honor to blue-and-white sports when she finished third in the 200 meters mixed race on Tuesday.

The Israeli swimmer finished just ahead of Julia Gerti and stopped the clock at 3:38.79 minutes, enough for the bronze medal. Pezaro participated in a mixed race for various degrees of disability, while among the participants in the degree of disability of the Israeli swimmer (Class 5), she finished third.

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It was the 21st medal in the illustrious career of the 31-year-old Israeli swimmer.

She took part at the 2004 Summer Paralympics and the 2008 Summer Paralympics. Pezaro won a silver medal on the opening day of the 2008 Beijing Paralympics after coming in second place in the 100-meter freestyle competition. She set a new Israeli record with 1:12.57 minutes. Pezaro claimed her second medal, finishing second in the 200 meters freestyle S5 competition. Pezaro took silver in the women’s 100 breast SB4, giving her a third silver medal of the Beijing Paralympics.

She won a bronze medal in the 2016 Rio Paralympics 200 meter freestyle.

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