Israel's delegation had its best day yet at the London Paralympics on Wednesday, netting two silver medals and a bronze. Israeli athletes wore black ribbons to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Munich Massacre.

Tennis duo Shraga Weinberg and Noam Gershony set the tone early in the afternoon with a victory in the bronze-medal match of the quad doubles event. The Israelis defeated Shota Kawano and Mitsuteru Moroishi of Japan 6-3, 6-1. Weinberg had won silver in the same event at Beijing with then-partner Boaz Kramer.

Gershony and Weinberg face off on Thursday in the quad singles semifinals, guaranteeing Israel at least a silver medal and possibly as much as gold and bronze.

Shooter Doron Shaziri followed with Israel's second medal of the day and its first silver of the London Games. Competing in the men's R7-50m Rifle 3 Positions-SH1, Shaziri led all competitors in the morning qualification round with a score of 1,157. In the final, he collected 1,254.4 points. Unfortunately, he was up against Jonas Jakobsson of Sweden, who beat him out for gold by 1.5 points.

The Swede, who is the most decorated male athlete across all sports in Paralympic history, now has 30 medals, including 17 gold, from nine Paralympic Games appearances.

Jakobsson, the defending champion, got off to a sluggish start in the final, but scored perfect 10s all the way from his third shot to the end of the competition. Shaziri buckled under the pressure and his performance went downhill.

"It was nerves. It happens," Shaziri said after it was all over. "The excitement must have got to me. I managed to relax throughout, until the last three shots, but overall Jonas Jakobsson shot better than me and mastered the tension."

Coach Guy Starik noted that Shaziri had the best outing of his career.

Hand cyclist Koby Lion became the sixth Israeli Paralympian to win a medal when he finished second in the men's individual H1 time trial of the cycling road competition later in the evening. He finished the 16-kilometer course in 35:53.90 minutes. Mark Rohan of Ireland deprived Lion of gold with a finish of 35:41.90 minutes. Lion, competing in his first Paralympics, was joined by his two young children on the medal podium.

Israel's other two hand cyclists, competing in the H4 classification, finished far out of medal contention. Nati Groberg completed the same route in 27:30.04 minutes, which only sufficed for seventh place. On the women's side, Pascale Bercovitch's time of 38:49.22 minutes left her sixth and last in her time trial.

Iad Shalabi was the sole swimmer to reach the finals last night. After finishing with the fifth-best time in the 50-meter backstroke S2 heat, he placed sixth in the final. Yoav Valinsky, swimming the men's 100-meter breaststroke SB6 missed the final, finishing his heat ninth overall with a time of 1:34.31 minutes.

Israel's sailors remained out of medal contention going into Thursday's 11th and final race. Hagar Zehavi and Shimon Ben Yakov remained sixth overall in the two-person keelboat event after finishing fourth and sixth in their two races Thursday. In the three-person keelboat event, the team of Dror Cohen, Arnon Efrati and Benny Vexler moved up to ninth with two consecutive showings of seventh place.