Wheelchair tennis gold for Gershony

By Danny Caro, September 9, 2012
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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