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YARKONI Gadi
Sport Para athletics
NPC Israel   
GenderMen
Age45
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11
Further Personal Information
Family
Two children
Occupation
Veteran
Higher education
Physiotherapy - Tel Aviv University: Israel
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began to pursue the sport after taking part in a race in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Why this sport?
"I participated in a night run in Tel Aviv and it triggered me to get a personal trainer and start training for marathons."
General Interest
Impairment
At age 20 he lost his sight after being hit in the face by a bullet while serving with the Israel Defense Forces [IDF] in Lebanon. (jpost.com, 05 Nov 2010; jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com, 22 Oct 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
13 2012 Marathon T12 3:01:51
  2016 Marathon T12  DSQ
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2013 5000m T11 17:24.44