Ora Anlen

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Ora Anlen
Medal record
Paralympic Games
Swimming (Paralympics)
Gold medal – first place 1968 Tel Aviv 100m breaststroke
Silver medal – second place 1972 Heidelberg 50m breaststroke
Silver medal – second place 1976 Toronto 50m breaststroke
Bronze medal – third place 1968 Tel Aviv 50m breaststroke
Athletics (Paralympics)
Gold medal – first place 1972 Heidelberg shot put
Gold medal – first place 1976 Toronto discus
Gold medal – first place 1976 Toronto shot put
Silver medal – second place 1972 Heidelberg discus
Silver medal – second place 1972 Heidelberg pentathlon
Silver medal – second place 1976 Toronto pentathlon
Bronze medal – third place 1968 Tel Aviv shot put
Bronze medal – third place 1968 Tel Aviv 60m wheelchair
Wheelchair basketball (Paralympics)
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Heidelberg wheelchair basketball

Ora Anlen (née Goldstein; Hebrew: אורה אנלין‎‎; born 15 August 1944) is an Israeli paralympic champion.

Anlen was born in Kibbutz HaMa'apil. As a young baby she contracted polio and remained paralyzed in both lower limbs. In 1964 she began practicing sports at the Israel Sports Center for the Disabled and was active in swimming, athletics and wheelchair basketball.

In 1966 she participated for the first time in an international competition. She won 5 medals in the Stoke Mandeville Games that year, and in 1968 won 4 medals and gained a worled record during the 1968 Summer Paralympics. Anlen continued to excel, winning seven medals in the 1971 Stoke Mandeville Games, 5 medals in the 1972 Summer Paralympics, and 4 medals in the 1976 Summer Paralympics. Over the years she won 13 paralympic medals and held three world records.

Anlen is married since 1977 to Haim Anlen, a delegate to the 1976 Summer Paralympics.

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