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Kiwi Cohen lands rowing gold

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

Nathan Cohen reflected on the moment he helped New Zealand win their first gold of the London Games after he and Joseph Sullivan took the Men’s Double Sculls title at Eton Dorney.

The defending world champions left it late as they moved up the field to finish in 6:31.67, powering past nearest rivals Alessio Sartori and Romano Battisti of Italy by 1.13 seconds.

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Silver Fox rides the rapids to medal joy

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

Jessica Fox shed tears of joy after claiming a surprise silver in the K1 kayak competition.

The young Australian shed tears of joy as she reflected on an unforgettable performance in the K1 kayak competition.

The 18-year-old journalism student from Sydney produced a real life success story of her own.

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Raisman: I want to savour this moment

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

It’s been quite some week for Aly Raisman. With the Artistic Team gold medal already in the bag, the American gymnast produced two more top-class routines to claim a second gold and a bronze. Oh, and she’s also received a congratulatory call from President Obama. Not bad for an 18-year-old.

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Ram: Olympic defeat will haunt us

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

Andy Ram admits he faces a vicious struggle to overcome the pain and heartache of Olympic failure.

Israeli Ram and partner Jonathan Erlich were beaten in the quarter-finals in straight sets by eventual winners Bo and Mike Bryan of the USA.

And Ram, who will be 36 by the time the Olympics arrive in Rio, says this latest setback will be difficult to move on from.

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London 2012 was my own form of redemption, says Ervin

August 9, 2012

Anthony Ervin’s fightback from the depths of despair failed to earn him a medal at the London Games.

The 31-year-old American swimmer has endured a turbulent time since bursting on to the scene by winning the 50m freestyle in 2000.

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I can be proud of my Olympic effort, says Solomon

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

It’s rare for an Australian to finish last in a race and be happy, but there’s more to Steven Solomon than meet the eye.

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Zubari: My Olympic nightmare

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

Shahar Zubari reflected on a disappointing Olympics where he finished 19th overall in the Men’s RS:X competition.

“I had a really rough week,” said Zubari, who won Israel’s only medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “My performance doesn’t reflect my true ability and it is a shame that this happened to me on the biggest stage.

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Korzits: I blew Olympic dream

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

Lee Korzits has taken many knocks in her life, but her failure to win an Olympic medal may be the one that haunts her the most.

“I need a hug,” said an inconsolable Korzits as she wiped away the tears after seeing her medal dream slip away. Her worst fears had been realised.

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Ben Haim leaves Portsmouth

August 9, 2012

Israel defender Tal Ben Haim has left cash-strapped Portsmouth, the club have confirmed.

He finally reached a compromise deal over his wages following lengthy negotiations with the south-coast club.

In a statement, Pompey administrator Trevor Birch said: "I am pleased to announce that we have reached a compromise agreement with Tal Ben Haim, who will now leave the club."

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Israel just weren't good enough, says Lustig

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

Israel’s underperforming athletes have been told they have no excuses after failing to win a single medal.

Gili lustig, OCI sports Director, pulled no punches after admitting his team were just not good enough following a series of sub-standard performances.

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