London Olympics - Day Five

Andrew Sherwood - Wednesday 1st 2012f August 2012


Israel had their first chance for a medal late on Wednesday when Alex Shatilov competed in the final of the men's individual all-round competition.

However, the hopes proved to be short-lived as Shatilov finished up in 12th position.

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Scoring 15.600 on the floor, he claimed 14.266 on the Horse, 14.200 on the Rings, 15.133 on the Vault, 14.400 on the Parallel Bars and 14.833 on the Horizontal Bars.

There was though better news in the swimming where Yaakov Toumarkin qualified for Thursday's final of the 200m backstroke by claiming the eighth-best time of 1:57.33 - and final place. The final takes place on Thursday evening at 7:48pm.

However, Gal Nevo wasn't quick enough to qualify for the final of the 200m individual medley. Despite finishing fourth in his heat with a time if 1:59.17, he was only tenth-fastest - with only the quickest eight qualifying.

In the TENNIS, Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich booked their place in the quarter-finals of the men's doubles tournament at Wimbledon after beating the defending champions - Swiss pair Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka 1-6, 7-6, 6-3. They next face the number one seeds, Bob and Mike Bryan for a place in the semi-finals.

American ROWER David Banks missed out on a medal after the US eight-man team finished the final in fourth spot.

In SAILING, Shahar Zubari took part in races 3 and 4 of the RS-X, where he currently lies in 10th place.

Nufar Edleman went into today's 5th and 6th races in the Women's Laser Radial in 29th position, while Lee Korsiz went into today's 3rd and 4th races of the RS-X race in third spot and finished the day in second. Bookmark and Share