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.


Battling Ram and Erlich bow out

By Danny Caro, August 2, 2012

Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich were reflecting on a missed opportunity as they bowed out of the Men's Doubles competition against the top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan at Wimbledon.


Ram: Olympic organisers were wrong not to observe minute of silence

By Danny Caro, August 2, 2012

Israel tennis star Andy Ram hit out at Olympic organisers for their failure to hold a minute's silence at the Opening Ceremony.

Speaking to the JC just moments after going out of the men's doubles competition, Ram said: "It was very bad that there was no minute of silence at the Opening Ceremony. They have to do it at the next Olympics.


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.



Olympic Games: Day 2 review

By Danny Caro, July 29, 2012

It was a day of disappointment for Israel as the 2012 Olympic Games ended somewhat prematurely for several members of the delegation.


Misha Zilberman bowed out of the Badminton competition a second consecutive defeat in Group One, going down 21-9, 21-15 to Singapore’s Derek Wong.