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HALABI Bashar
Sport Para swimming
NPC Israel   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthDaliyat al-Karmel, ISR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5
Further Personal Information
Residence
Daliyat al-Karmel, ISR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Arabic, English, Hebrew
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age 12.
Why this sport?
His doctor encouraged him to take up swimming.
Club / Team
Ilan Sport Center: Haifa, ISR
Name of coach
Jacob Beninson [national], ISR
Training Regime
He trains at the Ilan Sport Center in Haifa, Israel.
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His parents. (YouTube, 09 Mar 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I'm humble enough to know I'm not better than anybody and wise enough to know I'm different from the rest." (Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (one.co.il, 01 Jan 2021; ynet.co.il, 28 Dec 2020)
Impairment
He was born prematurely and sustained injuries at birth that resulted in paralysis from the waist down. (dotanave.wordpress.com, 28 May 2015; YouTube, 09 Mar 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
13 2021 100m Breaststroke SB4 2:37.37
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2019 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:55.08
Heats 2019 200m Freestyle S5 3:16.94
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 100m Breaststroke SB4 2:01.67
15 2018 50m Freestyle S5 46.17
13 2018 50m Butterfly S5 50.58
6 2021 100m Breaststroke SB4 2:03.89
13 2021 50m Butterfly S5 57.83
10 2021 200m Freestyle S5 3:23.14