Israel took home a gold and two bronze medals in swimming.
BY YVETTE J. DEANE MARCH 16, 2019 21:27
Israel had a successful weekend winning six medals in swimming, bowling and Judo in the Abu Dhabi 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in March.
Israel took home a gold and two bronze medals in swimming. Avital Naveh won a gold medal in the women’s 100 meter medley, a combination of butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. She also won a bronze medal for the backstroke 100 meter. Gilad Kalishov won a bronze in the men’s 50 meter swim.
An Israeli, Dekel Bar-Nir, also took the bronze medal in Judo, a Japanese form of martial arts. Two Israeli bowling teams also brought home a bronze and a silver medal. These teams were made of those with and without disabilities.
There are 25 Israelis participating in the Special Olympics this year. In total there 7,000 athletes from 192 countries around the world.
In the upcoming days, Israelis will compete in more swimming, Judo and bowling competitions. The athletes will also compete in basketball.