Swimming

Olympic Games: Day 6 round-up

By Danny Caro, August 2, 2012

American gymnast Aly Raisman missed out on her second medal of the 2012 London Olympics, while Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich bowed out of the Men's Doubles competition following two closely-fought sets against top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan.

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Warner comes up trumps again

By Danny Caro, July 26, 2012

Adam Warner held off the challenge of 50 other competitors to win the Pier to Pier race in Brighton.

He said: “It’s an honour to win this prestigious competition as there is so much history involved.

"I have worked really hard to get to this result. It was a really exciting race and to go from back to front makes it even more special for me in what was my fourth attempt.”

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Golden girls ready for London stage

By Simon Griver, July 9, 2012

In part two of our focus on the 2012 Olympic Games, we look at some of the top female Israeli athletes who will be looking to raise the bar in London

* Jillian Schwartz
Sport: Pole Vaulting
Date of Birth: September 19, 1979
Born: Evanston, Illinois, US
Honours: 2009 Maccabiah Games gold for Team USA

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Kopelev books Olympic spot

June 11, 2012

Jonatan Kopelev has booked his place in the Israel Olympics squad after achieving a qualifying time in Slovenia.

The Israeli swimmer looked set for heartbreak despite winning the 50m title in Hungary last week as the distance is not an Olympic event, but he clocked a time of 54:38 in the 100-metres backstroke final to cement his place.

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Warner wins 10k bronze

By Danny Caro, May 31, 2012

Adam Warner won bronze at the 10K at the Olympic venue at Eton Dorney Lake.

Competing in his first open water competition of the year, Warner completed five laps of a 2K circuit in 2:03, knocking 15 minutes off his personal best.

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Euro success for Israel

By Simon Griver, May 31, 2012

Israel claimed a record medal haul at the European Swimming Championships in Hungary.

Jonatan Kopelev earned Israel their first-ever gold medal at the Championships by winning the 50m backstroke in Debrecen.

Kopelev said: “The feeling is immense. It’s amazing. I’ve got shivers all over my body.”

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Kopelev claims historic gold for Israel at Euros

By Danny Caro, May 25, 2012

Jonatan Kopelev became the first Israeli European swimming champion ever when he won the 50-meter backstroke by blowing away the field with a time of 24.73 seconds.

Compatriot Guy Barnea came home in third in 25.14 seconds to ensure that two Israelis made the podium in the same European Championships for the first time.

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Warner's a winner

May 24, 2012

Adam Warner maintained his excellent run of form with victory in the 1,500m time trials at Crystal Palace Sports Centre.

A victorious Warner also broke the sub-17-minute barrier in his third 1,500m race in six weeks. During this time he has knocked 21 seconds of his personal best time. Warner will now start the outdoor season with a 10K at the Olympic venue at Dorney Lake.

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Bronze for Warner

By Danny Caro, May 10, 2012

Adam Warner won the bronze medal at the Crawley Spring Open Meet.

Warner, who has returned to competition following a foot injury, just missed out on gold in the 400m. He came home in third place after claiming a PB. Warner recorded another PB in the 1,500m where he took the silver.

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Double gold for Warner

November 3, 2011

Adam Warner claimed two gold and a bronze at the British Gas ASA National Masters & Senior Age Group Championships in Sheffield.

Warner dominated the distance events, winning the 800m and 1,500m titles at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre.

Representing the Borough of Harrow, he saw off the challenge of 201 competitors in the 800m and set a PB in the 1,500m.

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