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VALINSKY Yoav
Sport Para swimming
NPC Israel   
GenderMen
Age33
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Languages
Hebrew, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age three at the Spivac Sports Centre in Ramat Gan, Israel.
Why this sport?
Swimming was part of his rehabilitation.
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Israel
Tournament
World Championships
Location
United States
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Impairment
His mother had complications during labour. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heat 2012 100m Backstroke S6 1:34.12
Heats 2012 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:03.88
Heat 2012 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:34.31
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S6 1:14.65
Heats 2016 100m Backstroke S6 1:32.37
7 2016 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points  DSQ
7 2016 200m Individual Medley SM6 2:59.08 
Heats 2016 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:34.36
15 2016 100m Freestyle S6 1:14.59 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2010 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:37.45
11 2010 50m Freestyle S6 35.68
8 2010 100m Freestyle S6 1:16.68
6 2013 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:35.42
6 2013 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:04.25
7 2013 100m Freestyle S6 1:16.67
Heats 2015 400m Freestyle S6 5:49.19
8 2015 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:34.98
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:03.08
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S6 1:15.13
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 400m Freestyle S6 5:43.07
3 2014 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:01.76
5 2014 100m Freestyle S6 1:15.44
8 2014 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:35.59
5 2016 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:00.04
9 2016 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:33.38
7 2016 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:03.56
6 2016 400m Freestyle S6 5:51.27
6 2016 50m Butterfly S6 39.14
7 2018 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:33.46
3 2018 400m Freestyle S6 5:39.88
5 2018 100m Freestyle S6 1:13.81