Friday, September 7, 2012

Israel garners three more medals in Paralympics

JERUSALEM?(JTA) -- Israeli Paralympic athletes won three more medals at the London Games.

Sharpshooter Doron Shaziri won a silver medal on Wednesday. Hand-cyclist Koby Lion also took a silver medal in the 8-kilometer race.

The wheelchairs doubles tennis team of Noam Gershony and Shraga Weinberg won a bronze medal in quad doubles.

"You are doing splendid work, congratulations to you. One needs the spirit of champions and you certainly have it," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Sharziri, who lost a leg below the knee after stepping on a land mine in Lebanon in 1987 while serving in the IDF.

Israel has so far garnered six medals in the London Paralympics.

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