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Israeli swimmer wins second medal at London Paralympics

Inbal Pezaro takes home the bronze in 200-meter freestyle

Aaron Kalman is a former writer and breaking news editor for the Times of Israel

Inbal Pezaro on her way to her second bronze medal at the London Games on Saturday (photo credit: screen capture iba.org.il)
Inbal Pezaro on her way to her second bronze medal at the London Games on Saturday (photo credit: screen capture iba.org.il)

Inbal Pezaro finished third in the 200-meter freestyle on Saturday, winning her, and Israel’s, second medal at the 2012 Paralympics.

Inbal Pezaro won bronze in the 200-meter freestyle at the London Games on Saturday (photo credit: courtesy Razi Livnat/ISAP)
Inbal Pezaro won bronze in the 200-meter freestyle at the London Games on Saturday (photo credit: courtesy Razi Livnat/ISAP)

Pezaro stopped the clock at 2.56:11 minutes, almost five seconds behind second place. Sarah Rung of Norway won gold with a time of 2.49:74.

On Thursday the 25-year-old Israeli swimmer, paralyzed from below the waist since birth, won the bronze in the 50-meter freestyle. To date, the Kibbutz Yizrael native has won seven paralympic medals.

Pezaro has won multiple medals at various international competitions, and in 2002 was honored by the state, when she was asked to light one of the six ceremonial torches at the official Independence Day ceremony.

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