Zipora Rubin-Rosenbaum

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Zipora Rubin-Rosenbaum
Medal record
Competitor for  Israel
Summer Paralympic Games
Athletics
Gold 1964 Tokyo Women's shot put D
Gold 1968 Tel Aviv Women's club throw D
Gold 1968 Tel Aviv Women's javelin D
Gold 1968 Tel Aviv Women's pentathlon special class
Gold 1968 Tel Aviv Women's shot put D
Gold 1972 Heidelberg Women's javelin 5
Gold 1976 Toronto Women's javelin 5
Gold 1976 Toronto Women's pentathlon 5
Gold 1976 Toronto Women's shot put 5
Gold 1980 Arnhem Women's javelin 5
Gold 1988 Seoul Women's javelin 5
Silver 1968 Tel Aviv Women's discus D
Silver 1972 Heidelberg Women's shot put 5
Silver 1976 Toronto Women's discus 5
Bronze 1964 Tokyo Women's discus D
Bronze 1964 Tokyo Women's javelin D
Bronze 1980 Arnhem Women's shot put 5
Bronze 1988 Seoul Women's shot put 5
Bronze 1988 Seoul Women's pentathlon 5-6
Swimming
Silver 1964 Tokyo Women's 50 m freestyle prone cauda equina
Table Tennis
Bronze 1964 Tokyo Women's doubles C

Zipora Rubin-Rosenbaum (born 1946) is an Israeli athlete who has won 21 Paralympic medals.[1][2] She has represented Israel at the Summer Paralympic Games seven times and has competed in athletics, swimming and table tennis at the Games.

Paralympics[edit]

Her first appearance came at the 1964 Summer Paralympics, the second ever Paralympics, held in Tokyo, Japan. Zipora competed in five events and won a medal in each; three athletics field events; the women's doubles table tennis, alongside playing partner Mishani; and 50 metre freestyle swimming.[1] She took gold in the women's shot put D, setting a new world record of 5.16 metres.[3] She also won bronze medals in the javelin, discus and table tennis and a silver in her swimming event behind compatriot Mishani.[1][4]

At the 1968 Summer Paralympics in Tel Aviv Rubin-Rosenbaum won a further four gold medals and a silver medal, all in athletics. In the 1972 Games, hosted in Heidelberg, West Germany, she won a gold medal in javelin with a new world record of 18.5 metres, and also won a silver medal in the shot put.[5][6] In the Toronto Games Rubin-Rosenbaum defended her title in javelin, and also won gold medals in pentathlon and discus, as well as a silver in shot put. She won her fourth Paralympic javelin gold medal in 1980, also taking the bronze medal in shot put.[1]

Having not competed in the 1984 Games, Rubin-Rosenbaum returned to Paralympic competition in 1988 in Seoul and won three more medals, a gold in javelin and bronzes in both pentathlon and shot put. Her final Paralympics came in 1992 in Barcelona where she finished eighth in the javelin THS2 event and thirteenth in the THS2 shot put.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Zipora 's profile on paralympic.org
  2. ^ Darom-Simri, Ronnie. "Sport: Yishuv to the Present". Jewish Women's Archive. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Results Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games Athletics Women's Shot Put D". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Results Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games Swimming Women's 50 m Freestyle Prone cauda equina". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Heidelberg 1972". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Zipora Rubin-Rosenbaum's profile on paralympic.org