|Born||January 4, 1878|
|Died||July 22, 1973(aged 95)|
Physical education career
In 1906 he became involved in physical education. In 1908, he started to teach physical education, and by 1912, he was involved in training teachers on the subject. In 1911, he introduced Scandinavian gymnastics to Palestine. He taught at the Herzliya High School for 40 years.
Nishri authored the first physical education publications in Hebrew, and established the first physical education and sports terminology in Hebrew. In 1913, he began a prolific career as an author, writing publications on gymnastics, football, and other physical education topics.
Awards and recognition
Nishri was inducted as a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1981. The Wingate Institute established a prize in his honor. In addition, the Wingate Institute's Terner Pedagogical Centre contains the Zvi Nishri Archives.
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