Israeli-Arab swimmer, Iyad Shalabi, won a gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke. Shalabi was born deaf and then at the age of 13 became paralyzed in his lower body after an accident.
This is Israel's first medal ever won by an Israeli-Arab in the Olympic or Paralympic games.
Mazal Tov & Mabrouk #IyadShalabi, who just won Gold for #Israel at the #Paralympics, becoming FIRST EVER Israeli-Arab to win Gold at the Olympics or Paralympics.— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) August 25, 2021
Iyad is deaf-mute from birth and quadriplegic from age of 13.
What a fantastic role model & champion! Bravo! 💪 🇮🇱 pic.twitter.com/C8kbrFH5gN
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