Sport news

Gerbi's a bright note in gloomy start for Israel

By Simon Griver, August 10, 2016

Yarden Gerbi salvaged a disappointing start to the Olympics for the Israeli squad by winning the bronze medal in the women's under 63 kilogram judo competition.

This was Israel's eighth medal in Olympic history and Gerbi became the first woman to win a medal since Yael Arad won the country's first-ever medal in 1992.


Raisman helps USA retain Olympic Gymnastics team gold

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2016

Aly Raisman stood proudly on the winners' podium after leading Team USA to gold in the Women's Team competition at Rio 2016.

At 22, team captain Raisman is the oldest American gymnast to compete at the Olympics since 2004, but there were no signs of rustiness as she performed a flawless routine, alongside team-mates Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian.


Gerbi secures bronze for Israel at Rio 2016

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2016

Yarden Gerbi struggled to fight back the tears after winning the bronze medal in the Women's under-63kg competition at Rio 2016.

Ahead of the Games, the former world champion was tipped for a podium finish by Gili Lustig, secretary-general of the Olympic Committee of Israel. And she did not disappoint, winning Israel's first medal in the competition since 2008.


Bloch completes Rio cycling race ahead of former world champion

By Stan Rose, August 9, 2016

Shani Bloch rode into the history books as she completed the tough 137km Olympic Road Race.

Always with most of the leading contenders and occasionally forcing the pace from the front, Bloch was without the backing of team riders enjoyed by many others.

A steep and long climb with a highly dangerous descent a few kilometres from the finish, took out the leading rider in a


Meulensteen closing in on move to Maccabi Haifa

By Darren Witcoop, August 9, 2016

Rene Meulensteen, the former Manchester United coach, is set to be appointed manager of Maccabi Haifa.

The Dutchman, who also had a spell as Fulham manager three seasons ago, spent 11 seasons at Old Trafford by working his way up from youth and reserve coach before becoming Sir Alex Ferguson's assistant.


Schlesinger eliminated from Judo competition in Rio

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2016

Alice Schlesinger suffered a disappointing defeat in the second round of the Women's under-63kg Judo competition at Rio 2016.

The Team GB judoka claimed a first-round victory over Ji-Yun Bak of Korea with an ippon — the highest score possible in judo, which ends a match.

But she was unable to follow it up as she succumbed to Anicka van Emden of Netherlands in a close bout.


Ervin strikes gold at Rio 2016

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2016

American swimmer Anthony Ervin earned the accolade for being the first Jewish gold medal.

Aged 35, Ervin made history by becoming the oldest American male swimmer to compete in an individual race at the summer Olympic Games since 1904.


Muki misses out on medal on Day 3 of Rio 2016

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2016

Sagi Muki expressed disappointment after missing out on a medal at Rio 2016.

Muki was one of Israel's top medal hopes but he failed to reach the semi-finals and was forced to settle for fifth place in the Men's U73kg Judo competition.


Team GB in the medals at JCC Games in America

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2016

Team GB struck gold on the opening day of competition at the JCC Games in Connecticut.

Swimmer Lara Tobias-Tarsh touched home in first place in the 200-yard breaststroke.

Tobias-Tarsh also teamed up with Lara Hugh to secure silver in the Relay Medley.

There was also a bronze for Jason Pears in the 50-yard freestyle.


Milch wins first International Challenger crown

By Darren Witcoop, August 8, 2016

Tony Milch insists the sight of seeing the International Challenger belt around his waist was well worth the wait.

The Bushey bruiser landed his first title with an 80-73 points win over Bulgarian Konstantin Aleksandrov.