London Olympic Update: Good Day for Sailors, Tough Day for Shooter

Israeli sailors hold third place in women’s 470 event, Sergey Richter, finishes 44th out of 50 competitors in 50m rifle event.

Sailors Vered Buskila and Gil Cohen got off to a great start on Friday in the women's 470 event off the coast of Weymouth. The two finished their first and second races in third places, and are ranked third overall after the first day with nine points, tied with the New Zealand crew of Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie.

The New Zealanders hold second after finishing second in one of  the races. The British crew of Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark hold the lead.

In contrast, the Israeli men's 470 team is stuck in the middle of the pack. Gidi Kliger and Ran Sela finished their third and fourth races 17th and 11th, respectively, and are now 14th in the overall standings.

Also on Friday, Israeli shooter Sergey Richter finished 44th out of 50 competitors in the 50m rifle prone event at the London Olympic Games.

Richter got off to an ominous start, missing one of his first ten shots. After missing three in his first 100, he proceeded to miss twice in each of his final five rounds to end up with a score of 587. Richter, who barely missed the finals in the 10m air rifle event, is now finished for this Olympiad.