Shalom Life | July 31, 2014

Aly Raisman Does it Again

Jewish gymnast wins gold in women’s floor exercise on day 11

By: Leonard Carl

Published: August 7th, 2012 in News » World

Aly Raisman Does it Again

Just an hour after being awarded a bronze medal in the balance beam at the London Olympics today, Jewish American gymnast Aly Raisman captured an Olympic gold in the women's individual floor exercise at North Greenwich Arena.

Raisman, who earlier in competition gained plenty of media buzz by performing her floor exercise to the tune Hava Nagila, performed an almost perfect floor routine on this, Day 11 of the Olympics, pulling off several impressive and dazzling spinning moves, bringing members of the sold-out crowd to its feet.

And, in the stranger than fiction category, the competitor who lost the bronze on the beam to Raisman earlier – Romania’s Catalina Ponor – finished second behind Raisman in the floor exercise.

With today’s two medals, Raisman, a native of Needham, Massachusetts, completed the Olympic hat-trick, winning three medals in all including last week’s team gold.

Meanwhile, Raisman’s American teammate, Jordyn Wieber, who was among the U.S. favourites to multiple medals, finished seventh and will return home with only the team gold.

It's Easier to be in Israel Than to Watch it From Afar It's Easier to be in Israel Than to Watch it From Afar TrendingEx-Hasidic Jew Has “Divine Intervention” Over Sexy Photos Ex-Hasidic Jew Has “Divine Intervention” Over Sexy Photos TrendingPenelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Other Spanish Celebrities Call Israeli Operation "Genocide" Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Other Spanish Celebrities Call Israeli Operation "Genocide" Trending
 

A Prayer to the God of Social Media

July 31, 2014 | By Fania Oz-Salzberger
A Prayer to the God of Social Media

Almighty master of cyberspace, help us to maintain our sense of humor, and save me from having to unfriend or unfollow anyone

Read More

Canadians Learn How Bar-Ilan University Cares for Traumatized Families During Operation Protective Edge

July 31, 2014 | By ShalomLife Team
Canadians Learn How Bar-Ilan University Cares for Traumatized Families During Operation Protective Edge

Members of Toronto's Jewish community gathered to learn about cases being treated by the University's Loss and Trauma Clinic

Read More

Belgian Doctor Refuses to Treat Jewish Patient

July 31, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Belgian Doctor Refuses to Treat Jewish Patient

Suggested that the Jewish woman go visit Gaza to help with the pain

Read More

32 Nations Support Yom Kippur as UN Holiday

July 31, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
32 Nations Support Yom Kippur as UN Holiday

The letter asking the United Nations to recognize the Day of Atonement is dated June 30th, days before Operation Protective Edge began

Read More

Study: One Third of Young Americans Blame Israel for Gaza Conflict

July 31, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Study: One Third of Young Americans Blame Israel for Gaza Conflict

While American support for Israel has held strong, there is one age group where pro-Zionism is deteriorating

Read More

Brian Eno Refers to Israeli Occupation as "Ethnic Cleansing"

July 31, 2014 | By Shaleni McBain
Brian Eno Refers to Israeli Occupation as "Ethnic Cleansing"

The music producer suggests America's funding to Israel is "like sending money to the Klan"

Read More

It's Easier to be in Israel Than to Watch it From Afar

July 31, 2014 | By David Matlow
It's Easier to be in Israel Than to Watch it From Afar

Op-Ed: Simply being here in the Holy Land makes one feel as if you are doing your part

Read More

More Headlines