Pascale Bercovitch (ISR)

Pascale Bercovitch (ISR)

Date of birth
21 August 1967
Marital status
Husband Oz Skop and two daughters Eden and Mika
Tel Aviv, ISR
Athlete, Journalist, Media Professional, Motivational Speaker
English, French, German, Hebrew, Spanish


General Interest

Other sports
She finished eighth in rowing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing and sixth in hand cycling at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (, 02 Jun 2016)
Famous relatives
Her husband Oz Skop has coached the Israel national climbing team. (, 02 May 2014)
To win a gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 30 May 2016;, 02 Jun 2016)
In 1984, at age 17, she slipped and fell under a train, causing the amputation of both legs above the knee. (, 11 Jul 2012;, 02 May 2014)
Other information
She took up swimming as part of her rehabilitation and was invited to join the Israeli national team with the main goal of competing at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona. But without a full-time salary, she had to quit the team prior to the Games. For nearly the next two decades, she worked as a journalist and documentary maker, producing 'Three-Hundredths of a Second', an award-winning film on the 2000 Israeli Paralympic delegation. (, 12 May 2013;, 02 May 2014)

Born in France, she learnt of her Jewish heritage at age 13 and volunteered for the Israel Defence Force when she finished her school studies. (, 11 Jul 2012)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She transitioned from para-cycling to para-canoeing following the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.


World ChampionshipsKayak single KL2 200mGermany, Duisburg19 May 20162016Women1:03.85713Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsKayak single KL2 200mItaly, Milan19 August 20152015Women1:02.95711Best result
Paralympic GamesKayak single KL2 200mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro15 September 20162016Women1:01.1318Latest resultBest result