2012 London Olympics

Wheelchair tennis gold for Gershony

By Danny Caro, September 9, 2012

Noam Gershony won Israel's first gold medal of the 2012 Paralympic Games after beating David Wagner of America in straights on Saturday.

The Israeli, aged 29, ran out a 6-3, 6-1 victor against the top seed in the Quad Singles final on Centre Court at Eton Manor to win his second medal of the Games.

Gershony, a former helicopter pilot wrapped up the victory in under an hour.

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2012 Paralympics: Final medal table

By Danny Caro, September 7, 2012

There have been some excellent performances from Jewish and Israeli competitors at the 2012 London Paralympics. Here is the latest medal table reflecting their results.

Israel finished 45th in the final medable table with a tally of eight medals including one gold.

GOLD
Mirjam de Koning-Peper (Holland)
Swimming - Women’s 50m freestyle S6

Noam Gershony (Israel)

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Koning-Peper makes a splash at Paralympics

By Danny Caro, September 7, 2012

Mirjam de Koning-Peper was the most successful Jewish athlete on week one of the 2012 Paralympic Games.

The Dutch paraplegic swimmer won gold and bronze at the Aquatics Centre to take her overall Paralympic medal tally to six.

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Paralympics: Give way to horses and swish

By Jennifer Lipman, September 6, 2012

Judging by the “Give way to horses” sign, and moments later, the presence of a hostile-looking horse, I’m in close proximity to the Paralympic dressage.

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Wheelchair tennis star's journey from tragedy to Paralympic triumph

By Marcus Dysch, September 6, 2012

In the aftermath of the devastating helicopter crash that killed his co-pilot, Noam Gershony spent the time recovering from life-threatening injuries wondering whether he would ever play sport again.

Five years later, the shy 29-year-old is at the centre of Israel’s wheelchair tennis revolution — and returns home with at least one Paralympic medal.

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True grit of Israel's Paralympic flag-bearer Doron Shaziri

By Marcus Dysch, September 6, 2012

You might think that, after losing his left leg to a landmine and his wife to cancer, Doron Shaziri would not have much to smile about.

But Israel’s Paralympic Opening Ceremony flag-bearer is accustomed to adversity and fights back with a perma-grin that masks his steely determination.

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MPs pay tribute to Munich athletes

By Jennifer Lipman, September 6, 2012

MPs reserved sharp criticism for Jacques Rogge and the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday at a Westminster debate marking the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre, when 11 Israeli athletes and a policeman were killed after Palestinian Black September terrorists infiltrated the Olympic Village.

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2012 Paralympics: Day 7 round-up

By Danny Caro, September 5, 2012

Day 7 was a memorable one for Israel who claimed three more medals, with tennis stars Gershony and Shraga Weinber, road cyclist Kobi Leon and rifleman Doron Shaziri reserving their place on the podium.

ROAD CYCLING
Kobi Leon took silver in the Men’s Individual H1 Time Trial at Brands Hatch.

Pascale Bercovitch came home in sixth position in the Women's Individual H4 Time Trial.

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Fortieth anniversary of Munich Olympics massacre marked

By Jennifer Lipman, September 5, 2012

The Foreign Secretary has paid tribute to the 11 Israeli athletes and the policeman killed in the terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics, 40 years ago today.

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2012 Paralympics: Day 6 round-up

By Danny Caro, September 4, 2012

Inbal Pezaro missed out on a third medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games, but Israel's men are assured of a medal in the Quad Singles Wheelchair Tennis competition after excelling in the last eight.

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