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MAMISTVALOV Izhak
Sport Para swimming
NPC Israel   
GenderMen
Age39
Place of BirthTel Aviv, ISR
Height1.69 m
Weight 81 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S1
Further Personal Information
Marital status
* unknown *
Languages
Hebrew, English
Higher education
Accounting
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age three at the Spivak Sports Center in Ramat Gan, Israel.
Why this sport?
He initially started for rehabilitation.
Senior International Debut
Year
1998
Competing for
Israel
Tournament
World Championships
Location
New Zealand
General Interest
Nicknames
Itzik (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career
Coach Noah Ram. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol
Coach Noah Ram. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing stands in the way of will." (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours
He was named the International Paralympic Committee's [IPC] Athlete of the Month for April 2012. (paralympic.org, 2012)

He was named the 2004 Sportsman of the Year by Mmariv Newspaper in Israel. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy and is limited to using his right hand when swimming. (Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 24 Sep 2004)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2000 50m Freestyle S2 1:15.18 
4 2000 100m Freestyle S2 2:38.39 
1 2004 50m Freestyle S1 1:10.88
1 2004 100m Freestyle S1 2:35.24
2 2004 200m Freestyle S2 5:07.44
3 2012 200m Freestyle S2 4:58.53
6 2012 100m Freestyle S2 2:25.60
6 2012 50m Freestyle S2 1:07.94 Q
7 2016 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points  DSQ
7 2016 200m Freestyle S2 5:09.96 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2002 50m Freestyle S1 1:09.01
2 2002 100m Freestyle S1 2:57.77
1 2006 50m Freestyle S1 1:11.05
1 2006 100m Freestyle S1 2:39.62
1 2006 200m Freestyle S1 5:46.24
1 2010 50m Freestyle S1 1:08.22
2 2010 200m Freestyle S2 5:06.35
1 2010 100m Freestyle S1 2:21.83
  2013 50m Backstroke S1  DSQ
Heats 2013 50m Freestyle S3 1:08.26
1 2013 100m Freestyle S1 2:23.71
Heats 2015 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points  
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S3 1:08.30
7 2015 200m Freestyle S2 5:04.21
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 100m Freestyle S1 2:30.96
2 2014 50m Freestyle S1 1:13.13
5 2014 200m Freestyle S2 5:14.96
4 2016 200m Freestyle S1 5:26.96
7 2016 50m Freestyle S2 1:08.39