2012 Paralympics: Day 1 round-up

By Danny Caro, August 30, 2012

Inbal Pezaro recovered from a slow start to give Israel its first medal of the 2012 London Paralympics.

The five-time Paralympic medallist added a bronze to her collection after a miraculous comeback in the 50m freestyle final.

Pezaro had finished runner-up in her heat at the Aquatics Centre.

Other Day One highlights saw Yoav Valinsky finish sixth in the Men's 100m Backstroke.

The Israeli came home in 1:34:12 in heat two.

Elsewhere in the pool, Inbal Ganapol Shwartz finished her 100m Breastroke in sixth place in a time of 1:44:43.

Shay Siada was defeated in his opening match in Group C. The Israeli was beaten in straight sets to Korean Sang Il Choi, 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 at the ExCel North Arena.

Last updated: 11:33pm, August 30 2012