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SOLOMOVICH Haim Hagay Liav
Sport Para athletics
NPC Israel   
GenderMen
Age36
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kiryat Haim, ISR
Occupation
Analyst, Athlete, Engineer, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English, Hebrew
Higher education
Industrial Engineering - Technion - Israel Institute of Technology: Haifa, ISR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began running at age 28.
Why this sport?
He took part in a distance race for fun, and found that he liked it and that it gave him confidence. "At first, it was not even a run but mostly a walk with some running in the middle, but I improved towards the end and my guide even had to let go for the last 100 metres because I ran too fast. At this point I understood that I was a sprinter. I felt that if I could run, I could do anything. I could work, I could have a girlfriend, I could make friends, I could do anything I wanted."
Name of coach
Grish Micalob
Training Regime
He trains six days a week, including before and after work.
General Interest
Hobbies
Mountaineering. (Facebook page, 13 Jun 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to compete at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (ynet.co.il, 27 Jul 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There is no place that is too far away. The question is how far you are willing to go." (ynet.co.il, 27 Jul 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany, the 2019 World Championships, and the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 02 Mar 2017)
Impairment
He has an impairment to his hearing and his vision as a result of Usher syndrome. (israelgives.org, 2014)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works in data analysis for an insurance and finance group in Ramat Gan, Israel. (Facebook profile, 28 Jul 2018)

OTHER STUDIES
He has a master's degree in business administration from Tel Aviv University in Israel. (Facebook page, 29 Jul 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2016 100m T11  DSQ
4 2016 200m T11 28.15
6 2016 400m T12 1:04.56
  2018 400m T11  DSQ
5 2018 200m T11 27.13