11 Israeli athletes to compete in second day of Olympics

July 29, 2012 10:49

Eleven Israeli athletes are set to compete in Olympic games on Sunday, according to Army Radio.

In tennis, Shahar Pe’er will face a tough first-round encounter against world No. 3 Maria Sharapova. Andy Ram and Yoni Erlich, who played Spain’s Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers in the first round of the doubles event Saturday evening, will progress to the second round.

Badminton player Misha Zilberman, who lost his first round on Saturday, will compete with Singapoiran Derek Wong.

In Judo, Golan Pollack has good chances against David Larose of France in the first round of the men’s under-66 kg event.

Ukranian-born Valeria Maksyuta will represent Israel in the early round of gymnastics, and five Israeli swimmers will take part in various swimming events: Amit Ivri, Imri Ganiel, Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or, Yaakov Tomerkin and Yonatan Koplav.

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