Olympics

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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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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Olympic Games: Day 13 round-up

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

Several more Jewish athletes are in action on Day 13 of the 2012 London Olympics.

ATHLETICS
Steve Solomon helped Australia finish fourth in the heats of the 4x400m relay at the Olympic Stadium.

GYMNASTICS
Julie Zetlin of America and Israel's Neta Rivkin were in action in the Rhythmic Gymnastics competition at Wembley Arena.

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Olympic Games: Day 12 round-up

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2012

David Blatt steered Russia into the semi-finals of the Men's Basketball competition following a 83-74 victory over Lithuania.

Blatt, who also coaches Maccabi Tel Aviv, is the last realistic hope of an Israeli winning a medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

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Gymnast Aly Raisman strikes gold at London 2012 again

By James Masters, August 7, 2012

Aly Raisman grabbed her second gold of the Games after triumphing in the women’s floor competition.

Raisman, dancing to Hava Nagila, scored 15.600 to take top spot and seal her third medal of London 2012.

The USA gymnast had claimed bronze in the individual beam earlier in the day in addition to the gold she won in last week’s team event.

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Korzits fails at the final hurdle

By Danny Caro, August 7, 2012

Lee Korzits was remarkably composed after seeing her medal hopes crushed at the last.

The three-time world champion held a place in the top two of the 10-day event but failed to impress when it matter most - in Tuesday's medal race.

Korzits told JC Sport: "I'm really disappointed as I've been in medal contention all week. It's really hard to take."

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Bronze for USA star Raisman

By James Masters, August 7, 2012

Alexandra Raisman was made to sweat before claiming bronze in the women’s individual beam at North Greenwich Arena.

Raisman, 18, appeared to have missed out following her routine after judges placed her fourth with a score of 14.966.

But the American, who won gold in last week’s team event, was promoted into the bronze medal position after an appeal.

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Olympic Games: Day 11 round-up

By Danny Caro, August 7, 2012

Alexandra Raisman was made to sweat before picking up her second medal when she claimed bronze in the women’s individual beam at North Greenwich Arena.

But there was heartbreak for Israel's Lee Korzits who missed out in the RS:X medal race in Weymouth in the Women's Windsurfing competition.

Korzits finished nine out of 10 to fall out of medal contention, leaving her sixth overall.

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Raisman basks in Olympic glory

By Danny Caro, August 6, 2012

Aly Raisman was bursting with pride after becoming the first Jewish gold medalist of the 2012 London Olympics.

The 18-year-old from Needham, Massechusetts put in two near-faultless performances on the way to steering the USA to the Team gold in the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics competition at the North Greenwich Arena.

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Zinger confident on Israel's Olympics chances

By Danny Caro, August 6, 2012

Efraim Zinger is confident Israel’s athletes will come good on week two of the 2012 London
Olympics.

The Head of Delegation was satisfied with performances on the opening week, saying “there were some disappointments and achievements”.

Zinger described Alice Schlesinger’s run in the judo competition as “heroic” and remains quietly confident.

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