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Tel Aviv 1968 Paralympic Medals - Official Photos & History

Tel Aviv 1968 Paralympic medals
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The Tel Aviv 1968 Paralympic Games featured a medal that clearly displayed the emblem of the International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Sports Federation (ISMWSF), with their three values – friendship, unity and sportsmanship – written on the three interlocking wheels.

In 1968 many of the para-athletes were war veterans using sport as a form of rehabilitation. This is why people like Moshe Dayan –defence minister of Israel at that time – were often chosen to present medals and trophies.