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.

He said: "Wow, this feeling is almost unbearable. I don't know how to describe it. I haven't realised yet that I have just won gold. It's crazy.

"There was so much pressure to bring home the gold because I knew I could do it. I barely slept last night. I'm just happy to have made it."

Last updated: 12:38am, September 9 2012