Olympics

Pezaro wins third bronze for Israel at Rio Paralympics

By Simon Griver, September 16, 2016

Swimmer Inbal Pezaro has won Israel's third medal of the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

It had looked as though Pezaro might be coming home empty-handed after finishing fourth in the 100m breaststroke and fifth in the 50m freestyle earlier in the week.

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Shaziri shoots bronze at Rio Paralympics

By Simon Griver, September 13, 2016

Israel is celebrating its second medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics after Doron Shaziri won bronze in the en’s R7-50m Rifle 3 Positions.

Shaziri, a former IDF sniper, followed in the footsteps of rower Moran Samuel by capturing a top three finish in his competition.

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Doctor helped hockey stars go for gold

By Daniel Sugarman, August 25, 2016

The strength and conditioning coach who helped Team GB's triumphant women's hockey team to gold medal success, will soon be swapping talk of medals for rings.

Ben Rosenblatt, who has been working with the squad for the past three years, is due to get married to his fiancée, Coral, in Devon next month.

He returned to Britain from Rio on Tuesday, just hours after his squad arrived to celebrat

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Israel finish Olympics with two bronzes

By Simon Griver, August 23, 2016

Israel's hopes of a third medal to add to the two bronzes won in judo were dashed on the final day in Rio when the rhythmic gymnastics team put in an impressive performance but only finished in sixth place.

And the team coach later hit out at what she described as "non-objective" judging and other teams being allocated far better training conditions than Israel.

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Now Jessica has sights set on Tokyo gold

By Darren Witcoop, August 18, 2016

Jessica Fox has vowed to return for the 2020 Olympics in a bid to end her wait for a gold medal.

The Australian, whose father, Richard competed for Great Britain in the K1 at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, finishing fourth, and was a five-time World Champion, put in a storming display to win a bronze medal in the women's K1 kayak competition.

The 22-year-old picked up a two-second penalty in t

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Moses splashdown

August 18, 2016

American water polo legend Merrill Moses announced his retirement from the USA team after they failed to get out of the group stages in Rio.

Moses, the 39-year-old, 6ft 3in goalie, posted a tweet before the USA's match against Italy, which they won 10-7, that it was to be his last match.

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Zoe quits

By Darren Witcoop, August 18, 2016

Olympic silver medallist Zoe de Toledo has confirmed she will quit rowing to resume her studies.

De Toledo, 28, the cox who helped GB's women's eight to an historic second placed finish in Rio, will not be going for gold in Tokyo 2020.

Instead the post-graduate student will swap the oars for her books and return to Oxford University to take up medicine.

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Raisman signs off with another medal

By Darren Witcoop, August 17, 2016

Aly Raisman signed off her Olympic Games with a silver medal in the floor routine.

The defending champion scored a 15.500 for her precise tumbling and own arsenal of extremely difficult tumbling skills.

But it wasn't enough to overhaul fellow American gymnast Simone Biles with Britain's Amy Tinkler, who at just 16, winning bronze.

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Fox vows to come again in 2020

By Darren Witcoop, August 16, 2016

Jessica Fox has vowed to return for the 2020 Olympics in a bid to end her wait for a gold medal.

The Australian put in a storming display to win a bronze medal in the women's K1 kayak competition.

The 22-year-old picked up a two-second penalty in the final but was still able to clock a time of 102.49 on her way to winning another Olympic medal.

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Knyazyeva-Minenko misses out on medal

By Darren Witcoop, August 15, 2016

Israel’s Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko had to settle for fifth place in the triple jump final.

Knyazyeva-Minenko jumped 14.2 meters in her first attempt, matching the length that got her into the finals but the eighth best length among other finalists.

She improved her distance to 14.39m on her second jump to move up to sixth place.

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