Israel at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Israel at the Olympic Games

Flag of Israel
IOC code  ISR
NOC The Olympic Committee of Israel
Website www.olympic.one.co.il (Hebrew) (English)
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 37 in 8 sports
Flag bearer Shahar Tzuberi (opening)
Neta Rivkin (closing)
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
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Israel competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's fifteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics.

The Olympic Committee of Israel sent a total of 37 athletes to the Games, 19 men and 18 women, to compete in 8 sports. The nation's team size was smaller by six athletes from the previous games (in contrast to 43 athletes who competed in Beijing, which was the nation's largest delegation). This was also the youngest delegation in Israel's Olympic history, with about half the team under the age of 23, and many of them were expected to reach their peak in time for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Sixteen athletes had competed in Beijing, including windsurfer and bronze medalist Shahar Tzuberi, who became the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Judoka Ariel Ze'evi, four-times European champion and bronze medalist in 2004 Summer Olympics, became the third Israeli athlete in history to compete at four Olympic games, and also, the oldest athlete of the team, at age 35. Six athletes made their third Olympic appearance: tennis men's doubles team Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, synchronized swimming pair Anastasia Gloushkov and Inna Yoffe, and sailors Gideon Kliger, world bronze medalist in the men's 470 class, and Vered Buskila in women's 470 class.

According to Zvi Warshaviak, the head of the Israel Olympic Committee, approximately eight athletes were considered medal contenders in sailing, gymnastics, judo, and shooting;[1] however, none of them reached their expectations in the results, and Israel failed to win a single medal for the first time since 1988.[2] Windsurfer Lee Korzits, backstroke swimmer Yakov-Yan Toumarkin, floor gymnast Alexander Shatilov, and rhythmic gymnast Neta Rivkin qualified successfully for the final rounds of their respective sports, but missed out of the medal standings.

Competitors[edit]

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 2 1 3
Badminton 1 0 1
Gymnastics 2 8 10
Judo 4 1 5
Sailing 3 4 7
Shooting 1 0 1
Swimming 4 1 5
Synchronized swimming 0 2 2
Tennis 2 1 3
Total 19 18 37

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Donald Sanford[3] 400 m 45.71 5 Did not advance
Zohar Zemiro[4] Marathon N/A 2:34:59 81
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Jillian Schwartz[5] Pole vault 4.40 18 Did not advance

Badminton[edit]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Misha Zilberman Men's singles  Jørgensen (DEN)
L 13–21, 12–21
 Wong (SIN)
L 9–21, 15–21
3 Did not advance

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Felix Aronovich All-around 14.033 13.433 14.100 13.900 14.233 13.500 83.199 32 Did not advance
Alexander Shatilov All-around 15.633 14.133 14.033 15.533 14.700 14.000 89.032 12 Q 15.600 14.266 14.200 15.133 14.400 14.833 88.432 12
Floor 15.633 N/A 15.633 4 Q 15.333 N/A 15.333 6
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Valeria Maksyuta All-around 12.800 9.433 10.533 12.933 45.699 59 Did not advance

Rhythmic[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Neta Rivkin Individual 27.450 26.200 27.525 27.725 108.900 9 Q 27.350 26.850 27.800 27.000 109.000 7
Athlete Event Qualification Final
5 balls 3 ribbons
2 hoops
Total Rank 5 balls 3 ribbons
2 hoops
Total Rank
Moran Buzovsky
Victoria Koshel
Noa Palathcy
Marina Shultz
Polina Zakaluzny
Eliora Zholkovski
Team 26.500 26.600 53.100 7 Q 26.725 26.675 53.400 8

Judo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Artiom Arshansky Men's −60 kg BYE  Mooren (NED)
W 0001–0001
 Hiraoka (JPN)
L 0000–0012
Did not advance
Golan Pollack Men's −66 kg  Larose (FRA)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance
Soso Palelashvili Men's −73 kg BYE  Huysuz (TUR)
W 0010–0000
 Nakaya (JPN)
L 0000–0101
Did not advance
Ariel Ze'evi Men's −100 kg N/A  Peters (GER)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Alice Schlesinger Women's −63 kg N/A BYE  Drexler (AUT)
W 0010-0002
 Žolnir (SLO)
L 0000-1100
Did not advance  Émane (FRA)
L 0002-0010
Did not advance 7
Judoka Ariel Ze'evi

Sailing[edit]

Windsurfer Shahar Tzuberi
Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Shahar Tzuberi RS:X 12 8 17 10 39
BFD
12 35 34 26 1 EL 155 19
Gideon Kliger
Eran Sela
470 17 11 17 11 2 14 5 12 28
OCS
23 EL 112 15
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Lee Korzits RS:X 1 3 7 2 2 11 2 1 9 11 18 56 6
Nufar Edelman Laser Radial 33 33 33 34 29 3 34 28 18 26 EL 237 30
Vered Buskila
Gil Cohen
470 3 21
DSQ
10 19 4 14 12 15 12 17 EL 105 15
Notes
  • M = Medal race. Only the top 10 competitors participated in the final medal race.
  • EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race
  • BFD = Black flag disqualification (under rule 30.3).
  • DSQ = Disqualified after a protest
  • OCS = On the course side of the starting line at the starting signal and failed to start, or broke rule 30.1

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Sergy Rikhter[6] 10 m air rifle 595 9 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 587 44 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or[7] 200 m freestyle 1:48.60 21 Did not advance
Imri Ganiel 100 m breaststroke 1:02.07 32 Did not advance
Gal Nevo[8] 200 m butterfly 1:59.98 32 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 1:59.56 12 Q 1:59.17 10 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:14.77 10 N/A Did not advance
Yakov-Yan Toumarkin[9] 100 m backstroke 54.91 24 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 1:57.33 NR 8 Q 1:57.33 =NR 8 Q 1:57.62 7
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Amit Ivry 100 m butterfly 58.78 18 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:13.29 NR 12 Q 2:13.31 13 Did not advance

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Anastasia Gloushkov
Inna Yoffe
Duet 83.400 17 83.520 166.920 17 Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Jonathan Erlich
Andy Ram
Men's doubles N/A  Granollers /
M. López (ESP)
W 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3)
 Federer /
Wawrinka (SUI)
W 1–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–3
 M. Bryan /
B. Bryan (USA)
L 7–6(7–4), 7–6(12–10)
Did not advance
Shahar Pe'er Women's singles  Sharapova (RUS)
L 2–6, 0–6
Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disappointing showing for Israel at London Games". KHON 2. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Kalman, Aaron (20 August 2012). "How to turn Israel’s London drought into a Rio medal deluge". The Times of Israel 2. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Top Lists 2012 – men's 400 m". IAAF. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Top Lists 2011 – men's Marathon". IAAF. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Top Lists 2012 – women's pole vault". IAAF. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Quota places by event – men's 10m air rifle". International Shooting Sport Federation. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Sinai, Allon (28 July 2011). "Nevo London-bound with 11th-place finish". The Jerusalem Post. 
  8. ^ "Israel swimmer Gal Nevo qualifies for 2012 London Summer Olympics". Haaretz. 27 July 2011. 
  9. ^ Uri Talshir; Rami Hipsh (29 July 2011). "Toumarkin joins London-bound Israelis". Haaretz. 

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