Michal Escapa

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Olympic medal record
Representing  Israel
Swimming
Paralympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1964 Tokyo 25 m breaststroke
Bronze medal – third place 1964 Tokyo 25 m freestyle
Table tennis
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1976 Toronto Singles 1C
Silver medal – second place 1968 Tel Aviv Singles B
Bronze medal – third place 1964 Tokyo Singles B
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Heidelberg Singles 3
Stoke Mandeville Games
Gold medal – first place 1969 Singles
Wheelchair basketball
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1968 Tel Aviv Team

Michal Escapa (Hebrew: מיכל אסקפה‎‎) is a former Israeli Paralympic champion.

Escapa was born in France, immigrating to Israel as an orphan after the Second World War. At the age of 15 she was affected by polio and paralyzed in both legs and one of her arms. She studied in Jerusalem and was certified as an accountant, moving in 1962 to live in Holon and practice sports at the Israel Sports Center for the Disabled.[1]

The national champion in wheelchair table tennis, Escapa competed in the Stoke Mandeville Games and in all four Summer Paralympics from 1964 to 1976. An accomplished table tennis player, she won a medal in each games: Gold in 1976, silver in 1968 and bronze in 1964 and 1972. During the 1972 Summer Paralympics she also competed in archery, finishing before last.[2]

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