Anat Draigor

Wikipedia:Citation needed Help:Maintenance template removal Israel
Anat Draigor
ענת דרייגור.jpg
Personal information
BornMarch 22, 1960
Beer-Sheva, Israel
NationalityIsrael
Listed height6.07 ft 0 in (1.85 m)
Career information
Playing career1975–2015
PositionCenter 4-5
Career highlights and awards
Guinness world record for the number of points scored in a single game by a female

Anat Draigor (born 22 March 1960 in Beersheba, Israel) is a former professional basketball player who in 2006 set the Guinness world record for the number of points scored in a single game by a female.[1] On April 6, 2006, the 46-year-old Draigor of Israel set that record by scoring 136 points in a single game. The record occurred during a game between Draigor's Mate Yehuda and Elitzur Givat Shmuel in the third basketball league. The game's overall score was 158–41.[2]

Career

Draigor started to play basketball when she was 14 years old.[citation needed] She played professionally from the 1985–86 season until 1993–94. She played most of her career in Israel, for Elitzur Holon, and played in France in 2 occasions: in 1980–81, in Clermont-Ferrand (where she took the French championship); and in 1991–92 in Racing club de Paris.[citation needed]

Until the early nineties, the female Israeli basketball primary league was closed to foreign players; and when the league officials allowed foreign players to participate, it was Draigor's big challenge to test her abilities against American and Eastern Europe professionals. Draigor remained one of the leading scorers and rebounders in the league until her retirement.[citation needed]

In the European championship in the summer of 1991, AD scored 31 against Czechoslovakia, leading Israel to an historical win.[citation needed] This performance was "caught" by representatives of French club Racing Paris, and at the age of 31, AD was the first Israeli player – male or female – to be hired to play overseas professionally.[citation needed]

After her retirement, Draigor went on to coaching. Her career as a coach included several Israeli female teams in the major league, and u-16 national team.[citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ Craig Glenday (2008). Guinness World Records 2008. Random House. p. 446. ISBN 978-0-553-58995-5.
  2. ^ "Une ancienne vedette du basket-ball israélien inscrit 136 points en un match". Atlasvista (in French). AFP. 2006-04-14. Retrieved 2010-09-05.