Israel earns 7 medal haul

October 7, 2007 04:55


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The Israeli delegation to the Special Olympics in Shanghai claimed seven medals over the weekend, winning one gold, three silver and three bronze. In the swimming Tal Hodorkovsky finished first in the 50 meter freestyle and took a second medal in the 100m individual medley, coming in third place. Mati Oren and Nirit Cohen also claimed a silver medal in the swimming events, with Israel's relay team finishing in second position in the 200m medley and Ela Zoher taking a bronze in the 100m individual medley. Ben Shapria was the only Israeli to win a medal in a non-swimming event, ending the 10 kilometer cycling time trial in third place. Almost 7,500 Special Olympics athletes with intellectual disabilities are taking part in the 11 day long games which began on October 2.

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