Moshe Levy (athlete)
|Olympic medal record|
|1968 Tel Aviv||50m backstroke|
|1976 Toronto||3X50m medley relay|
|1976 Toronto||4X50m freestyle relay|
|1976 Toronto||4X100m medley relay|
|1976 Toronto||50m backstroke|
|1976 Toronto||25m butterfly|
|1972 Heidelberg||50m backstroke|
|1976 Toronto||3X25m individual medley|
|Wheelchair basketball (Paralympics)|
|1980 Arnheim||Wheelchair basketball|
Levy was born in Israel in 1952 and contracted polio as a young baby. In 1962 he began practicing at the Israel Sports Center for the Disabled, focusing on swimming and wheelchair basketball. That same year he attended for the first time the competition for swimming across the Sea of Galilee, in which he later took part for 13 consecutive years.
Over the years Levy participated in various international competitions, including seven Paralympic Games. He won 6 paralympic medals as an individual and others as a member of the Israeli wheelchair basketball team.
In later years Levy remains active in sports and plays at "Kessem" basketball team, operated by an organization for promotion of paralympic sports. In 2003 - 2004 he coached his team.