Monday was highlighted by swimmer Amit Ivri’s new national record, but on Tuesday Israel will be going for a medal: Top female judoka Alice Schlesinger will try to win Israel’s first podium spot at the London Olympic Games.
Ivri set a new Israeli record in the 200 meter personal medley, with a time of 2:13.19 minutes, a result that placed her in the semifinals. She failed to advance further, finishing 13th overall.
Sharpshooter Sergy Rikhter failed to reach the finals, falling one point short of the eighth spot and placing ninth overall, with 595 points from a possible 600.
In judo, Soso Palelashvili beat a Turkish opponent and advanced to the round of 16, were he was eliminated by Japanese reigning world champion Nakaya Riki.
Nofar Edelman was the first Israeli sailor to test the waters. After two races, she’s ranked 33rd.
Tuesday, July 31
As the games enter their fourth day, one of Israel’s top judokas will step onto the mat in the ExCeL Center. Alice Schlesinger hopes to make a statement in her second Olympic appearance.
Two more of Israel’s medal hopefuls start their journey on Tuesday, as windsurfers Lee Korzits (three-time world champion) and Shahar Tzuberi (bronze medalist in Beijing) hit the waves.
Remember: Event times are listed as they appear in London — please make the right adjustments (Israelis add 2 hours; US East Coast residents subtract 5).
Here’s the Tuesday schedule:
- Judo: Alice Schlesinger will compete in the under-63kg criteria; the Israeli will join the second round of elimination at 11:00am, semifinals at 2-4pm, finals at 4:10-4:20pm.
- Tennis: Andy Ramm and Jonathan Erlich will play their second match at 5:30pm.
- Sailing: Shahar Tzuberi and Lee Korzits will sail the RS:X, with races 1 and 2 taking place at 12-6pm. Nofar Edelman will sail races 3 and 4 between 12-6pm.