Boaz Kramer

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Boaz Kramer
Boaz Kramer.jpg
Country  Israel
Born (1978-01-12) January 12, 1978 (age 37)
Singles
Highest ranking No.9 (2012)
Other tournaments
Paralympic Games R1 (2008)
Doubles
Highest ranking No.9 (2009)
Paralympic Games Silver medal Paralympics.svg Silver Medal (2008)

Boaz Kramer (born January 12, 1978) is an Israeli wheelchair tennis player.

Kramer was born in 1978, partially paralyzed in his left arm and both legs. At the age of five he began practicing disabled sports at the Israel Sports Center for the Disabled. He was active in wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis, competing internationally with the latter. In 2012 he was ranked 9th in the world.[1] Alongside sports, Kramer also studied medicine at Tel Aviv University.

Towards the 2008 Paralympic Games, Kramer was chosen by the Israeli Paralympic Committee as Shraga Weinberg's partner in the wheelchair tennis doubles tournament. He competed in the singles event and was eliminated by World Number 3 Nicolas Taylor,[2] In the doubles tournament he and Weinberg won silver.[3]

In 2012, Kramer together with Shraga Weinberg and Noam Gershony won the Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup.

In the London 2012 Paralympic Games Kramer reached 1/4 Final, where he lost to World Number 1 David Wagner.

Kramer is married to Shirley Faitelson. He is a father of two children, Rommy and Suf.

Since 2011 he serves as Executive Director of the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled, one of the largest Disabled Sport Facilities and programs in the world.

In 2012, Kramer was elected by the Israeli Globes Magazine as one of the 40 most prominent young CEOs in the country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kramer's life story at the Israel Sports Center for the Disabled website (Hebrew)
  2. ^ "Schedule and Results - Wheelchair Tennis". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Wheelchair Tennis Day 6 Review: Second Quad Doubles event in Paralympic history draws to a close". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. 2008-09-14. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 

External links[edit]

Boaz Kramer at the International Tennis Federation