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    Israeli Shahar Zubari remained in first place in the men’s RS:X sailboarding at the Beijing Olympics. Through four races in of the 20-race series, Zubari led Chan King-yin of Hong Kong after the Israeli windsurfer finished first and third in his races Tuesday. “I like my dark-horse status,” Zubari said. “I am quite young and… More ▸

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    An Israeli judo competitor lost a bronze medal match, while an Israeli artistic gymnast advanced to the medal round in Beijing. Gal Yekutiel fell Saturday in the men’s bronze medal match in the under-60 kg class to 2007 world champion Ruben Houkes of the Netherlands and finished fifth. In judo, two bronze medals are awarded… More ▸

  • Israel Brings Largest Contingent, Great Expectations to Beijing

    The largest contingent in Israeli Olympic history was eyeing its biggest medal haul, with one Israeli competitor narrowly missing out and another still in the mix on the first full day of competition at the 2008 Games. Judo competitor Gal Yekutiel lost a bronze-medal match Saturday in the under-60 kg class to 2007 world champion… More ▸

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    American Sada Jacobson won a fencing silver medal, becoming perhaps the first Jewish medalist of the Beijing Olympics. Jacobson lost, 15-8, in the women’s individual saber final Saturday to fellow American Mariel Zagunis, who also won gold at the 2004 Games in Athens. Jacobson, of Dunwoody, Ga., took the bronze four years ago. Jacobson had… More ▸

  • Swimmers Lead U.S. Contingent of Jewish Athletes in Beijing

    For Jason Lezak, Ben Wildman-Tobriner and Garrett Weber-Gale, the marketing possibilities are endless — perhaps “The Three Chaverim” or “Jews in the Pool.” All three Jewish sprinters are hoping to make a splash as part of the U.S. men’s swimming team heading to Beijing for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Not only will they be competing… More ▸

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    A female taekwondo champion will fight for Israel at the Beijing Olympics. Bat-El Gatterer, a 21-year-old resident of Kochav Yaakov, a Jewish settlement near Ramallah, is among 42 athletes Israel is sending to next month’s Games in the Chinese capital. Though religiously observant, Gatterer served in the Israeli military while training in the Korean martial… More ▸

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    A 33-year-old Jewish woman from California became the first American to win the London Marathon. Deena Kastor’s time of 2:19:35 on Sunday was nearly two minutes better than her closest competitor’s. Kastor was favored to win the women’s race after her victory in the Chicago marathon last year and second place finish in the Berlin… More ▸