Olympics

Rivkin through to Gymnastics final

By Danny Caro, August 10, 2012

Neta Rivkin produced two excellent routines on day two of the qualifiers to reach tomorrow's finals.

There was huge pressure on the gymnast who is Israel's last realistic hope of going home with a medal following a hugely disappointing performance from the squad.

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Olympic Games: Day 14 round-up

By Danny Caro, August 10, 2012

Jo Aleh of New Zealand was celebrating the fourth Jewish gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, while there was some much-needed cheer for Israel as Neta Rivkin reached the final of the Individual Rhythmic Gymnastics competition.

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Jo Aleh, 26, and Olivia Powrie, 24, won gold in the Women's 470 competition in Weymouth.

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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.

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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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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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World’s top athletes put on a show to give inspiration to a generation

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

They were asked to inspire a generation and inspire a generation they did.

Steven Solomon and Aly Raisman are now the perfect role models for any sportsminded youngster looking to follow their dream.

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