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SOLOMON Avi Adhanany
Sport Para athletics
NPC Israel   
GenderMen
Age36
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11
Further Personal Information
Family
Five children
Occupation
Waitperson
Languages
Hebrew
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 10.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to Para athletics at an education centre for the visually impaired in Jerusalem, Israel.
Club / Team
Jewish Institute for the Blind: Israel
Name of coach
Willem Luyckx, ISR
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Israel
Location
Korea
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing the drums. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Israeli long distance runner Ayala Satain. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Argentine footballer Lionel Messi. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2018)
Injuries
A muscle strain ruled him out of the 5000m event at the 2015 IBSA [International Blind Sports Association] World Championships in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (ynet.co.il, 08 Jan 2016)
Other sports
He has played for the Israeli national goalball team. (ynet.co.il, 08 Jan 2016)
Impairment
He started to lose his vision at age six due to glaucoma, and by age 16 he could no longer see at all. (ynet.co.il, 08 Jan 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He has worked at the Children's Museum in Holon, Israel, as a guide. (ynet.co.il, 08 Jan 2016)

POSITIVE APPROACH
He feels his loss of sight at age 16 was put into perspective after the death of a person close to him. "I lost a person who gave me everything in life, and I understood even more than before that there is no obvious way of life, and it made me put things in perspective, and continue living despite my sight loss." (ynet.co.il, 08 Jan 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 5000m T11 18:40.01
3 2018 1500m T11 4:51.54
Marathon World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
16 2019 Marathon T12 3:07:12