Swimming

Synchronised swimmers in 2012 boost

By Danny Caro, July 22, 2011

Anastasia Gloushkov and Inna Yoffe moved a step closer to winning a place at the 2012 Olympic Games after finishing 14th overall at the World Championships in Shanghai.

Competing in the technical duets, they recorded a score of 86.000, meaning they must finish in the top 24 of the Olympic trials to earn a place in London.

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Junior success bodes well for 2013

July 21, 2011

GB'S juniors accounted for almost half of the gold medals at the European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

While Zak Zilesnick stole the show in table tennis, David Garcia was the star turn in badminton.

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Roll of honour

July 14, 2011

GOLD

Badminton: Junior Boys - D Garcia

Football: Open and Junior Team

Golf: Gross Individual – N Harris

Masters scratch: M Lerner

Open Net Individual: Z Talbot

Team Gross – Open

Ladies Open Scratch: LTarn

Ladies Handicap – T Capal

Open - Female team

Table tennis: Junior team

Boys doubles

Boys singles - Z Zilesnick

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Flying Fisher

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2011

Golden girl Hollie Fisher led Britain's charge for glory after making waves in Vienna.
The 13-year-old from Rickmansworth recorded a stunning four gold medal haul after making a mockery of her competition.

Fisher, who is a member of the Hillingdon Swimming Club, picked up nine medals in all as Team GB made a real splash the pool.

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Warner's wonder show

June 23, 2011

Adam Warner maintained his excellent form with victory at the first-ever Great North two-mile race at Lake Windermere.

Warner, 21, won from a field of 600 swimmers. He also finished third in the one-mile race that attracted 6,000 competitors.

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Jacobs tops tipping table

May 26, 2011

Paul Jacobs has been named top horse racing tipster in the country for a record third time.

Jacobs from Liverpool won the Racing Post Naps Champion accolade for the third time in 10 years. He will receive a replica trophy to keep in honour of his hat-trick as well as £4,000.

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Lezak gold

January 20, 2011

Olympic champion Jason Lezak started his preparations for this summer's World Championships in Shanghai by winning gold at the Austin Grand Prix.

Maccabiah gold medallist Lezak edged home ahead of national teammate Josh Schneider in the men's 50m free. Lezak won by just two one-hundredths for the win in 22.57. Schneider was second in 22.59.

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Nevo the pick of the bunch in Dubai

By Simon Griver, December 22, 2010

Gal Nevo posted the best performance by an Israeli at the World Short Course Swimming Championships in Dubai.

Nevo, 23, finished seventh in the 400 metres medley in a record 4:05.26. He went on to set a new Israeli record despite finishing 23rd in the 200 meters butterfly.

The competition saw Israel overcome diplomatic obstacles to compete successfully thanks to the intervention of IOC executive member Alex Gilady. However, although the Israeli flag flew in the UAE, there was disappointment during the opening ceremony when the MC announced Israel as I.S.R.

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Second best for Warner

October 7, 2010

Adam Warner ended the South East Region Open Water Championship series in style, with a second place finish in the Southsea 3K and an overall position of first in the 17-24 years old age group.

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Two bronze medals for Israeli swimmers

By Simon Griver, August 19, 2010

Israel won two bronze medals in the European Swimming Championships in Budapest.

Guy Barnea finished third in the 50 metres backstroke and Gal Nevo took bronze in the 400 meters medley. These were the first medals won by Israeli swimmers since Yoav Gat won bronze in the 200 metres backstroke in 2000.

Barnea’s medal in a time of 25.04 seconds came as a huge surprise. The 22-year-old has performed poorly in recent months and earlier in the week could only reach the semi-finals of the 100 meters backstroke, which is considered his stronger distance.

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