Israel wins bronze in final day of Special Olympics

Delegation amasses 35 medals overall in the nine days of competition; will return with nine gold, 17 silver and nine bronze medals.

October 12, 2007 02:09
Israel wins bronze in final day of Special Olympics

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Israel's 4X100m relay sprint team capped a superb Special Olympics for the blue-and-white delegation, winning a bronze medal in the final day of competition in Shanghai on Thursday. Israel's 40 Special Olympians amassed 35 medals overall in the nine days of competition. The delegation, which competed in eight different sporting events, will return to Israel on Sunday with nine golds, 17 silvers and nine bronze medals. On Wednesday the team had one of its most successful days in China, picking up nine medals. The men's soccer team defeated China 4-2 in the title game, with the men's 4X100 swim relay team also finishing in first position. Tzahi Bayfus and Meir Avramov came in second and third respectively in the table tennis competition, with Mariana Turbin and Lyn Kornheiser claiming the silver in the women's table tennis doubles competition. Ortal Ben-David won a silver in the women's bowling, with Oren Lev-Oren and Ido Farhi finishing in second and third place in the men's event.

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