This article, from the online news magazine Israel 21c, reports on Moran Samuel, a world rowing champion and winner of the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Samuel, originally a talented basketball player, became paralyzed at age 24 when she suddenly developed a rare spinal stroke. Samuel turned her athletic passion towards rowing and soon began competing around the world. Samuel embodies the fearless and dignified Israeli spirit in this video, in which she sings the Israeli national anthem after winning a competition in which the organizers did not have a recording of it. To watch Samuel speak about her experience as an Israeli Paralympic athlete, click here.
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