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SHALABI Iyad
Sport Para swimming
NPC Israel   
GenderMen
Age35
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S1, SB1, SM1
Further Personal Information
Languages
Arabic, Hebrew
Sport Specific Information
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 father Yusef, and coach Jacob Beninson. (jff.org.il, 24 Jun 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ynet.co.il, 28 Dec 2020; davar1.co.il, 28 Dec 2020)
Impairment
At age 12 he fell off a roof, which resulted in paraplegia. He was also born with a hearing impairment. (jff.org.il, 24 Jun 2017; midnighteast.com, 28 Jun 2017)
Other information
DOCUMENTARY
He featured in a documentary called 'Swimming Against the Current' that was shown at the 2017 Jerusalem Film Festival in Israel. The film followed him and his father, Yusef, as they travelled to the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (jff.org.il, 24 Jun 2017; midnighteast.com, 28 Jun 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2008 50m Freestyle S2 1:10.51
8 2008 100m Freestyle S2 2:37.66
6 2008 200m Freestyle S2 5:34.47
4 2008 50m Backstroke S2 1:10.88
4 2012 200m Freestyle S2 4:58.54
5 2012 100m Freestyle S2 2:24.73
6 2012 50m Backstroke S2 1:08.97
5 2012 50m Freestyle S2 1:07.07 Q
Heats 2016 100m Backstroke S2  DSQ
8 2016 200m Freestyle S2 5:22.38 
Heats 2016 50m Backstroke S2 1:16.97
1 2021 100m Backstroke S1 2:28.04
12 2021 150m Individual Medley SM3 4:52.88
1 2021 50m Backstroke S1 1:11.79
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2006 50m Freestyle S2 1:20.93
9 2006 50m Backstroke S2 1:24.37
4 2010 50m Freestyle S2 1:08.48
4 2010 200m Freestyle S2 5:14.09
Heats 2013 200m Freestyle S3 5:13.86
Heats 2013 50m Backstroke S2 1:17.04
6 2013 100m Freestyle S2 2:32.10
7 2013 150m Individual Medley SM3 4:54.69
7 2015 100m Backstroke S2 2:31.10
8 2015 200m Freestyle S2 5:10.93
Heats 2015 50m Backstroke S2 1:15.85
7 2017 50m Backstroke S2 1:13.02
6 2017 200m Freestyle S2 5:14.98
7 2017 100m Backstroke S2 2:35.41
7 2019 100m Backstroke S2 2:25.51
7 2019 50m Backstroke S2 1:09.46
Heats 2019 150m Individual Medley SM3  DSQ
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014 100m Freestyle S2 2:25.84
6 2014 50m Freestyle S2 1:08.32
4 2014 200m Freestyle S2 4:56.91
5 2014 50m Backstroke S2 1:06.18
6 2014 150m Individual Medley SM3 4:35.40
6 2016 200m Freestyle S2 4:55.39
  2016 100m Backstroke S2  DSQ
6 2016 150m Individual Medley SM3 4:45.00
7 2016 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:03.56
6 2016 50m Backstroke S2 1:08.47
5 2018 50m Backstroke S2 1:19.76
3 2018 150m Individual Medley SM3 5:03.28
6 2018 100m Backstroke S2 2:42.59
3 2021 100m Backstroke S1 2:34.38
1 2021 50m Backstroke S1 1:10.69