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MALYAR Ariel
Sport Para swimming
NPC Israel   
GenderMen
Age22
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S4, SB3, SM4
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Hebrew
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age five.
Why this sport?
He and his twin brother Mark, who also has cerebral palsy, began swimming as part of their physical therapy.
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
Hobbies
Graphic design. (Facebook page, 10 Mar 2021; Facebook profile, 25 Jun 2020)
Famous relatives
His twin brother Mark has also competed in Para swimming for Israel, and won two gold medals and one bronze at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 May 2022; blinker.co.il, 26 Oct 2017)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy. (jewishledger.com, 03 Sep 2021)
Other information
TWIN BROTHER
He competes for Israel alongside his twin brother Mark. "It's great that the team has twin brothers in it. When we were younger there was a lot of competition between us, but now, not so much." (davar.co.il, 09 Sep 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2021 100m Freestyle S4 1:36.04
13 2021 200m Freestyle S4 3:38.51
7 2021 50m Freestyle S4 41.70
15 2021 50m Backstroke S4 58.81
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2019 50m Backstroke S4 53.57
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S4 42.78
Heats 2019 200m Freestyle S4 3:41.78
8 2022 100m Freestyle S4 1:40.52
Heats 2022 150m Individual Medley SM4 3:26.37
Heats 2022 50m Backstroke S4 53.61
8 2022 50m Freestyle S4 44.83
8 2022 200m Freestyle S4 3:29.59
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2018 50m Freestyle S4 46.54
8 2018 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:20.73
6 2018 50m Backstroke S4 56.48
8 2021 50m Breaststroke SB3  DNS
11 2021 150m Individual Medley SM4 3:28.69
8 2021 50m Backstroke S4 55.89
6 2021 50m Freestyle S4 42.28
5 2021 200m Freestyle S4 3:27.40