Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Volleyball
Inducted: 1998
Country: Israel
Born: November 15, 1950 in Kibbutz Zikim, Israel

Hagai Zamir

In 1976, Hagai Zamir, captain of Israel's National Handicapped Volleyball Team, won a gold medal at the Paralympics, World Championships, and European Cup. In his 17-year volleyball career, all as captain of the Israeli National Team, Zamir won a total of 15
medals in the three major international handicapped volleyball competitions.

Zamir lost a leg and suffered severe hand and facial injuries in 1970
while serving as a paratrooper in the Israeli Defense Forces. A Division 2 volleyball star for Ashkelon prior to sustaining the injuries, he returned to the game to win Paralympic gold medals in 1976, 1980, 1984, plus a silver medal in 1988.

At the Handicapped World Championships, Hagai won gold medals in 1976 and 1983 and silver medals in 1986 and 1989. His Israeli teams won the European Cup in 1976, 1979, 1983, a silver
medal in 1985, and bronze medals in 1973, 1987 and 1989.

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