Noam Gershony: Gold Medalist in Tennis at the Para Olympic Games in London 2012.
Nine years ago, Noam, who served as an IDF Apache helicopter pilot, was severely injured in an operation that brought two helicopters down. Thanks to the initial work of the IDF’S rescue unit, the doctors and Noam’s positive attitude, he not only survived, but now serves as an inspiration for Israelis and Jews around the world. Noam is a symbol of hope, determination and triumph. He tells the story of how he slowly came back to life, to play tennis, ski and to ride a bike.
In September 2012 Noam won his gold medal in wheelchair tennis and inspired millions around the world. Noam joined Beit Halochem Sport Centre for disabled veterans in 2007 and started playing wheelchair tennis and surfing. Besides his sports career, Gershony volunteers at "Makom Acher", a hostel for at-risk youth in Tel Aviv, and teaches mathematics to teenagers.