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Shaziri, 49, will also be competing Wednesday in the Mixed R6-50m Rifle Prone

Israeli shooter Doron Shaziri won bronze Monday in the men's R7-50m Rifle 3 Positions at the Rio Paralympic games.

He made the podium with a score of 437.5, behind the United Arab Emirate's Abdulla Sultan Alaryani (silver) and Serbia's Laslo Suranji (gold).

Shaziri, 49, will also be competing Wednesday in the Mixed R6-50m Rifle Prone.


This is Shaziri's sixth Paralympic appearance and eighth medal. In the 2012 London games he won a silver and was chosen to be the team flag bearer in the opening ceremony. He has won another six silver and bronze medals at the Atlanta, Sydney, Athens and Beijing games.

He lost his left leg in 1987 after a landmine blew up while he was on an Israel Defense Forces Patrol in Lebanon.

Shaziri's Rio bronze is Israel's second of the 2016 Paralympic games.

Israeli rower Moran Samuel won the bronze medal in the 1,000 meter final on Sunday.

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