August 25, 2004

Israel's First Gold!!!

Via arutz 7 natch.

Gal Friedman won the first Olympic gold medal in Israeli history. Gal, which means "wave" won the medal in wind-surfing. To get the gold he had to win this last race by at least three places. He won by two.

And tonight at about 8pm, guess which national anthem will get played at the Olympics for the first time!?!

Other articles are here!
(compare the reason Israeli atheletes didn't compete in a race with that of some athletes from Muslim countries) and here.

Okay, I am gloating.


Posted by Rachel Ann at August 25, 2004 05:26 PM

Congratulations! Gloat away!

Posted by: Sally at August 25, 2004 07:29 PM

YAY! Since the Israelis got so little attention in the opening events, I consider this a huge success!

Mazel Tov, Gal!

Posted by: Linda at August 25, 2004 09:04 PM