מארק מליאר
Israeli Paralympic swimmer Mark Malyar
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Ami Dadaon

Israel bags another Paralympic gold after swimmer breaks world record

Ami Dadaon finishes 200m freestyle final in 2:44.84 minutes, taking Israel's medal tally in Tokyo to 7; earlier Mark Malyar won a bronze medal in the 100m backstroke final after winning 2 golds in the span of 48 hours

Oren Aharoni |
Published: 08.30.21, 12:02
Israel on Monday added another Paralympic gold medal to its collection after swimmer Ami Dadaon won Men's 200m freestyle, breaking the world record, at the Tokyo Games.
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  • Dadaon, who competes in the S4 disability category, completed the race in 2:44.84 minutes, beating the previous world record by six seconds.
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    דדאון שוחה במוקדמות 200 מ' חופשי
    דדאון שוחה במוקדמות 200 מ' חופשי
    Ami Dadaon
    (Photo: Reuters)
    This is Dadon's second medal in Tokyo. He also took home the silver medal in the 150m medley.
    Earlier on Monday, Israeli Paralympic swimmer Mark Malyar won his third medal at the Tokyo Games.
    Malyar won a bronze medal in the 100m backstroke final, finishing the race in 1:10.08 minutes in the SM7 disability category.
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    מארק מליאר
    מארק מליאר
    Israeli Paralympic swimmer Mark Malyar
    (Photo: Getty Images)
    The swimmer has already bagged two gold medals in Tokyo, breaking world records in both races. On Friday, he broke the world record in 200m medley final, finishing the race in 2:29.01 minutes. On Sunday, the swimmer won the men’s 400m freestyle final medley, stopping the clock at 4:31.06.
    This puts Israel's medal tally at the Tokyo Games at seven, which include three medals won by Malyar the gold medal won by Israeli Arab swimmer Iyad Shalabi and the silver medal won by Moran Samuel in Rowing.
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