Former international judge and para archer Aaron Vamosh dies aged 73

Former international judge and para archer Aaron Vamosh.

Former technical official and para archer Aaron Dov Vamosh from Israel died on 26 April aged 73.

He was known as the first international judge with an impairment to serve as an international judge and the only judge using a wheelchair to officiate at a World Archery event to date.

Arik, as he was nicknamed, lost the use of his legs to an explosive device after being called up as a reservist during the Yom Kippur War in October 1973. He started archery at the age of 23 and competed at home and abroad, later training to become a judge in 1994.

He officiated at several international events until 2007, including the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games.

Vamosh worked in the Israeli police as a training officer in the bomb disposal squad and was a lecturer on travel and accessibility for people with impairment at international conferences.

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