Swimming

2013 is all about the Maccabiah

By Danny Caro, January 3, 2013

It's virtually impossible to follow a year like 2012 on the sporting front, but quite clearly, the main focus in Jewish terms will be the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel.

A number of my ones to watch in 2013 will be lining up for what is expected to be a star-studded event, kicking-off at Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium in July.

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Halter still going strong

By James Masters, January 2, 2013

Forget Rebecca Adlington and Kerri-Anne Payne, it’s Susan Halter who should provide inspiration to the next generation of swimming stars.

At the age of 85, the former Olympian hits the pool every morning with the gold medals still rolling in.

Just last October during the Masters and Senior Championship in Sheffield, Halter blew away her competition in the 85-89 age group.

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Bronze for Warner

By Danny Caro, December 6, 2012

Adam Warner claimed a medal his first short-course competition of the season.

Warner, who will represent Team GB at next summer’s Maccabiah Games, took bronze in the 1,500m race and set a new personal best at the London Region Winter Championships at Barnet Copthall in north-west London.

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2012 Paralympics: Day 10 round-up

By Danny Caro, September 9, 2012

Israel won another two medals on Day 10 of the 2012 Paralympic Games to take their tally to eight overall.

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Noam Gershony won Israel's first gold medal of the 2012 Paralympic Games after beating David Wagner of America in straights sets on Saturday.

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Koning-Peper makes a splash at Paralympics

By Danny Caro, September 7, 2012

Mirjam de Koning-Peper was the most successful Jewish athlete on week one of the 2012 Paralympic Games.

The Dutch paraplegic swimmer won gold and bronze at the Aquatics Centre to take her overall Paralympic medal tally to six.

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2012 Paralympics: Day 6 round-up

By Danny Caro, September 4, 2012

Inbal Pezaro missed out on a third medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games, but Israel's men are assured of a medal in the Quad Singles Wheelchair Tennis competition after excelling in the last eight.

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2012 Paralympics: Day 5 round-up

By Danny Caro, September 3, 2012

Israel failed to claim its four medal of the Games despite having two athletes in one final on Monday.

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Iad Joseph Shalabi finished fifth in 2:24:73 and Itzhak Mamistvalov finished in sixth place in a time of 2:25:60 in the Men's 100m final at the Aquatics Centre in Stratford.

Mamistvalov won bronze in the 200m Freestyle on Saturday.

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2012 Paralympics: Day 3 round-up

By Danny Caro, September 1, 2012

Israel claimed two more medals on Saturday, with swimmers Inbal Pezaro and Itzhak Mamistvalov coming up trumps at the Aquatics Centre.

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Inbal Pezaro secured her second bronze of the Games with a scintillating performance in the 200m freestyle. This followed her third place finish in the 50m freestyle final on Thursday.

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Pezaro claims second Paralympic medal

By Danny Caro, September 1, 2012

Swimming sensation Inbal Pezaro captured her second medal of the 2012 Paralympic Games on Saturday.

Having claimed bronze in the 50m freestyle on Day One, the Israeli finished third again, this time in the 200m freestyle final.

She had won her heat earlier in the day.

Pezaro said: "I'm delighted to win a second medal but disappointed with my performance.

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Pezaro takes bronze at Paralympics

By Danny Caro, August 30, 2012

Inbal Pezaro recovered from a slow start to give Israel its first medal of the 2012 London Paralympics.

The five-time Paralympic medallist added a bronze to her collection after a miraculous comeback in the 50m freestyle final.

She said: "I'm happy to have given Israel a lucky start to the Games."

Pezaro, 25, had finished runner-up in her heat at the Aquatics Centre.

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