Wheelchair tennis gold for Gershony

By Danny Caro, September 9, 2012

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

The Israeli, aged 29, ran out a 6-3, 6-1 victor against the top seed in the Quad Singles final on Centre Court at Eton Manor to win his second medal of the Games.

Gershony, a former helicopter pilot wrapped up the victory in under an hour.


Weinberg upbeat after defeat

By Danny Caro, September 7, 2012

Shraga Weinberg missed out on the bronze after going down in three sets against Nicholas Taylor of America in the playoff for third place on Court One at Eton Manor.


Success at last for Sela

By Danny Caro, September 6, 2012

Dudi Sela has justified his decision not to play at the US Open by winning the Bangkok Challenger.

The Israeli Davis Cup star, who is 27 and from Kiryat Shmona, is set return to the top 100 after defeating Yuichi Sugita of Japan 6-1, 7-5, his 13th success on the Challenger tour.

Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich were eliminated from the US Open at the second round stage of the Men’s Doubles.


2012 Paralympics: Day 8 round-up

By Danny Caro, September 6, 2012

Noam Gershony has booked his place in the final of the Wheelchair Tennis Quad Singles final after cruising to victory in the all-Israeli semi-final in the Wheelchair Tennis event at Eton Manor.



2012 Paralympics: Day 7 round-up

By Danny Caro, September 5, 2012

Day 7 was a memorable one for Israel who claimed three more medals, with tennis stars Gershony and Shraga Weinber, road cyclist Kobi Leon and rifleman Doron Shaziri reserving their place on the podium.

Kobi Leon took silver in the Men’s Individual H1 Time Trial at Brands Hatch.

Pascale Bercovitch came home in sixth position in the Women's Individual H4 Time Trial.


Ram and Erlich out of US Open

By Danny Caro, September 1, 2012

Israel's involvement in the US Open is over for another year after Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich was beaten in the Men's Doubles competition at Flushing Meadow.

The Olympic quarter-finalists were beaten 6-4, 6-4 by American duo Christian Harrison and Ryan Harrison in the second round.


Peer makes early exit at US Open

By Danny Caro, August 30, 2012

Shahar Peer's miserable run of form continued as she crashed out of the US Open against a qualifier at Flushing Meadows.

The Israeli was beaten in straight sets by Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino of Spain - her sixth consecutive exit at the first round stage.

Crucially, Arruabarrena-Vecino broke Peer's serve to take the first 6-4 in 37 minutes.


GB win medals galore at JCC Games

By Danny Caro, August 23, 2012

Team GB have returned from the JCC Games in Rockland, New York, with a record medal haul.

The squad broke the previous total from Denver in 2010 with a mammoth 96 medals.

The Boys Football team held their nerve to win one of 34 gold medals following a nail-biting penalty shootout
against Suffolk County.


Ram: Olympic defeat will haunt us

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

Andy Ram admits he faces a vicious struggle to overcome the pain and heartache of Olympic failure.

Israeli Ram and partner Jonathan Erlich were beaten in the quarter-finals in straight sets by eventual winners Bo and Mike Bryan of the USA.

And Ram, who will be 36 by the time the Olympics arrive in Rio, says this latest setback will be difficult to move on from.


Glusko grabs vital victory

By Simon Griver, August 6, 2012

Julia Glushko won her first-ever Challenger tournament after cruising past Britain’s Johanna Konta.

Glushko, who was born in the Ukraine, beat Konta to win the Lexington Challenger following an impressive straight sets victory over Madison Keys in the semi-finals. Victory for the Israeli saw her climb up the WTA rankings from 220 to 173.