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Israel Wins Olympic Gold


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Israel won its first Olympic gold medal on Wednesday when a man whose father named him after the sea won a windsurfing class at the Athens Games.

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Gal Fridman -his first name means "wave" in Hebrew -dived into the Saronic Gulf after winning the first gold in the Jewish state's 56-year history in the 11-race Mistral series. "Every Olympics we dream of hearing the anthem and seeing the flag. It's the top," Fridman said. "I was feeling very proud and so happy to hear the people singing it. I sang as strong as I could, but nobody heard it because everybody was screaming."

Israel's Olympic legacy is primarily sombre -political complications, occasional snubs by athletes from Islamic countries and, overshadowing all else, the killing of 11 athletes and coaches who were seized by a Palestinian terrorist group called Black September at the 1972 Games in Munich.

In 12 previous Olympics dating to 1952, Israel had won only one silver and three bronze medals. Fridman won a bronze in his event in 1996.

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Now keep on topic, this thread is to celebrate people in the Olympics - not to stir real world issues in Israel.

Warnings will be handed out for those breaking the above.

Radish?

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Warnings will be handed out for those breaking the above.

Thank god, it's disgusting that politics/racism was bought into it when that's completely against the spirit of the Olympic Games.

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When the "Tikva" was playing in the background, All israel thrilled,

I think that every israeli was watching it - Live!

Btw, can i post Emule links for this here?

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