Michael Kolganov
Photo: Reuven Schwartz
Photo: Reuven Schwartz
Kornitzky (R), Buskila
Photo: Reuven Schwartz
Photo: Reuters
Slip sliding away? Tzuberi
Photo: Reuters

Israel at Olympics – Monday roundup

Israeli oarsman ranks fifth, qualifies to semi-final race; chances for sailing medal slipping as Kornitzky, Buskila finish final double-handed dinghy race fourth. Surfer Tzuberi picks up pace, comes in fourth with two sails to go

Israeli oarsman Michael Kolganov has qualified for the men's 1,000-meter canoeing semi-final race Monday, as he finished his race in the fifth place, coming in at 3:38:20m.


Kolganov's bid at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games also includes the 500-meter canoeing race, which has yet to take place. The 500m race earned him an Olympic bronze medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.


At sea, Israeli double-handed dinghy sailors Nika Kornitzky and Vered Buskila, who were in line for a bronze medal after Monday morning's early sails, finished their final race in second place, ranking fourth overall – just out of medals' reach.


Sailing gold in the women's double-handed dinghy - 470 went to the Australian duo, with The Netherlands wining silver and the Brazilians taking the bronze.


Teammate Shahar Tzuberi's chances for a medal were looking up as he won his ninth RSX windsurfing sail. Tzuberi now ranks fourth overall, with two sails to go.


Earlier Monday, Tzuberi slipped down the ranks after finishing his eighth sail in the 19th place. Tzuberi's hit rough waters on Sunday as well, dropping to third, after coming in sixth in his sixth sail and 19th in the seventh sail.


Surfer Maayan Davidovitz, who sailed in the women's RSX windsurfing's eighth sail, finished fourth, improving her overall ranking to number 11.


In other waters, Israel's synchronized swimming duo Ina Yoffa and Anastasia Glouskov finished their first qualifications' swim in 15th place.


The two, who swam in the Duet Technical Routine round, still have the Duet Free Routine qualifications ahead, in a swim scheduled for Tuesday.


Sa'ar Haas contributed to this report


פרסום ראשון: 08.18.08, 08:31
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