Meyer reflects on Commonwealth bronze

By Danny Caro, August 4, 2014

Amy Meyer believes the 2016 Rio Olympics are the next part of her journey after winning bronze in the judo competition at the Commonwealth Games.

Meyer, 22, recovered from a first-round loss to win her repechage fight against Zambia before claiming bronze against Barbados in the under-48 division.


Goodkind earns England call-up

November 16, 2012

Max Goodkind was recently called up for the England judo squad after winning a medal at the nationals in Sheffield earlier this year.

His selection on the England programme means he will now see a lot more of Sheffield - the location for national squad training weekends throughout the year.


Zeevi's crash landing

August 9, 2012

Arik Zeevi described his devastating 43-second defeat as his ‘blackest nightmare’ after being dumped out of the men’s judo.

The 2004 bronze medallist was tipped to challenge for the main prize in London but lasted less than a minute.

Zeevi was left in tears after losing to Germany’s Dimitri Peters in the Men’s 100kg.


Olympic Games: Day 6 round-up

By Danny Caro, August 2, 2012

American gymnast Aly Raisman missed out on her second medal of the 2012 London Olympics, while Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich bowed out of the Men's Doubles competition following two closely-fought sets against top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan.



Olympic Games: Day 2 review

By Danny Caro, July 29, 2012

It was a day of disappointment for Israel as the 2012 Olympic Games ended somewhat prematurely for several members of the delegation.


Misha Zilberman bowed out of the Badminton competition a second consecutive defeat in Group One, going down 21-9, 21-15 to Singapore’s Derek Wong.



Euro gold for Zeevi

By Simon Griver, May 3, 2012

Arik Zeevi won gold in the 100kg category at the European Judo Championships in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Zeevi, 35, claimed his fourth victory in the competition and although he had not been considered an Olympic medal contender for London, this performance moves him up to seventh in the world rankings. The Israeli won bronze at the Athens Olympics in 2004.


Olympics incentive

By Simon Griver, July 28, 2011

The Olympic Committee of Israel (OCI) has doubled the prize money for medal winners at next year's London Olympics.

OCI chairman Zvi Varshaviak announced that any Israeli gold medallists will be awarded NIS 1 million, compared with NIS 480,000 for the Beijing Games in 2006.


Glory for Goodkind

July 28, 2011

Max Goodkind continued his rise up the martial arts ladder with victories at two recent judo events.

With the IAPS Judo Championships and Hertfordshire School's Judo Championships titles already in the bag, Goodkind impressed at the International Judo Championships at the O2 in Greenwich.

Goodkind took the title of "London International Champion" after winning gold in his weight category.


Tyer flattens Deans

By James Masters, September 7, 2010

Ben Tyer hit four as Manchester Maccabi 3rd maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 4-2 win over Haroldeans.

After their opening day victory against Crumpsall, Maccabi continued their impressive run of form with hotshot Tyer stealing the show.

Not even Josh Silverberg's double could prevent Maccabi from making it six points from six as Haroldeans crashed to defeat in their first game of the season.

Elsewhere, South Manchester Sports Club 2nd made it two wins out of two with the 7-0 thrashing of Westdene 2nds.


Super Sam gets belt

By Craig Silver, November 27, 2008

Samuel Jerome, 10, has achieved a first degree black belt in his shotokan style.

Originally from Alwoodley, Leeds, his family emigrated to Toronto last year. He received his belt at a graduation ceremony at York University.