Olympics

Nevo secures silver at European Swimming Championships

May 19, 2016

Olympic-bound Gal Nevo claimed silver at the European Swimming Championships in London.

Nevo, who has already qualified for Rio 2016, touched home in 1:59:69 after a strong finish in the 200m individual medley final.

The 28-year-old Israel is also scheduled to compete in the 400m IM later this week.

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Joy for Israel at Gymnastics World Cup

By Simon Griver, March 3, 2016

Israel's rhythmic gymnastics team won a gold and two silver medals at the World Cup in Espoo, Finland.

Yuval Filo, Alona Koshevatskiy, Ekaterina Levina, Karina Lykhvar and Ida Mayrin won gold in the hoops and clubs competition and silver in both the all-round and ribbons events.

The previous week the team had won two bronze medals in the Moscow Grand Prix.

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Zubari moves a step closer to Rio Olympics

By Simon Griver, March 3, 2016

Shahar Zubari won the medal race at the RS:X World Championships in Eilat to move up to sixth place in the overall rankings.

With only one berth per nation available in the sport for the Olympics, Zubari finished well ahead of Nimrod Mashiah in 27th place, and is almost certain to represent Israel in Rio.

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Anger over honour for former Olympics chief Jacques Rogge

By Charlotte Oliver, February 27, 2014

The widow of one of the Israeli sportsmen killed by Arab terrorists at the 1972 Olympics has voiced her anger over the honorary knighthood given this week to Jacques Rogge, former president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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Final heartbreak for Bychenko

By Simon Griver, February 16, 2014

Alexei Bychenko finished 21st in the Men's Figure Skating final on Friday night.

As in the earlier round, the Israel's fell again on the second jump, but recovered well to score 114.62 points giving him an overall tally of 177.06.

Full Week Two round-up from Sochi in Friday's JC.

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Davidovich set sights on top 10 finish in Sochi

By Simon Griver and Danny Caro, January 30, 2014

Wonderkid Andrea Davidovich has played down her chances of claiming Israel’s first-ever medal at the Winter Olympics, beginning next week.

At 16, Davidovich is the youngest member of a five-athlete delegation heading to Sochi, and she says she will use the event as stepping stone for future glory.

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A little can go a very long way

By Danny Caro, September 13, 2012

Parents, we now have a duty of care to continue the incredible impact of London 2012. No doubt, the summer Olympics and Paralympics have captured the imagination and inspired a generation, just as it said on the tin. It was certainly money well spent in my eyes.

But all the efforts of the athletes, organisers and volunteers will be wasted if we forget some important lessons learnt.

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Paralympians to take London by storm

By Danny Caro, August 23, 2012

We talk to some of the Jewish Paralympians from around the globe

ADAM KELLERMAN
Country: Australia
Sport: Wheelchair tennis

As a sports-mad child, Adam Kellerman loved playing football and ice-hockey, but had little interest in tennis.

But after surviving cancer, the 22-year-old from Sydney has turned his attention to wheelchair tennis.

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These athletes don’t want sympathy. They just want a chance

By Danny Caro, August 23, 2012

Granted, not everyone is gripped by Paralympics fever, but give it a few days and I’m sure we’ll all be singing from the same hymn sheet. Give it a chance. That’s all I’m saying, after one member of my social circle described the Games as “cruel”.

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Aleh reflects on her golden moment

By Danny Caro, August 20, 2012

Jo Aleh recalled the moment she broke the hearts of a nation after pipping home favourites Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark to the 470 Sailing gold medal.

The British pair were left in tears after missing out on the gold they so desperately craved.

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