Photo: AP
Shahar Tzuberi
Photo: AP
Doron Egozi
Photo: Dudi Vaaknin

Sailor Tzuberi drops to 3rd place

Bad news from Beijing: Israeli surfer comes in sixth in sixth sail, 19th in seventh sail, losing lead for first time. Gymnast Alexander Shatilov comes in eighth in men's all-around final. Israeli shooters ranked 36th, 38th in men's 50m rifle three positions category

Israeli surfer Shahar Tzuberi dropped to the third place in the RS:X Men windsurfing competition Sunday at the 2008 Beijing Olympics after coming in sixth in the sixth sail and 19th in the seventh sail. Tzuberi has four more sailings left.  


Tzuberi filed an appeal against the seventh sail's results, claiming that Greece's Nikolaos Kaklamanakis collided with him, but the appeal was denied. 


Maayan Davidovitz came in 14th in her sixth sail in the RS:X Women Windsurfing competition, and is now ranked 13th overall.


In other sports, gymnast Alexander Shatilov, 21, came in eighth and last in the men's all-around final with a score of 14.125. Shatilov made history as the first Israeli to reach an Olympic final in this category.

Alex Shatilov. Made history (Photo: AFP)


Two of the Israeli Olympic team's three shooters ended their Olympic performance with disappointing results Sunday in the men's 50m rifle three positions category.


Doron Egozi came in 36th with 1,155 points, while Gil Simkovich was ranked 38th with 1,153 points.


Israel's leading shooter, Guy Starik, was only one point away on Friday from his first Olympic in the men's 50m rifle prone category.


פרסום ראשון: 08.17.08, 09:17
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