Tennis player nets Israels first Paralympics gold

Israeli tennis player Noam Gershony won a gold medal in men’s singles Sept. 8 at the London Paralympics Games. Gershony, a former Israeli air force pilot who was injured in a crash during the Second Lebanon War in 2006, defeated American David Wagner to win Israel’s first gold medal at the Games and the first for the country since 2004. It was Israel’s seventh medal at the 2012 Games.

Last week, Gershony and Shraga Weinberg took the bronze medal in doubles tennis. The two played each other in the medal’s matches in men’s singles.

Also Sept. 8, Israeli swimmer Inbal Pezaro took the bronze medal in the 100-meter freestyle, her third bronze at the Games. — jta