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August 14, 2012 3:00 am

Jewish Joy and Disappointment at London 2012 Olympics

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Gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman. Photo: Facebook.

JTA – The London Olympics may have “lit up the world,” as organizing committee head Sebastian Coe put it, but for Jews the 2 1/2 weeks offered healthy doses of frustration and glory.

On the plus side, new medalists such as America’s Aly Raisman gained the spotlight with her grace, which included a floor routine to “Hava Nagila” en route to a U.S. women’s team gold in gymnastics. She followed that with an individual gold for floor exercise and a bronze on the balance beam.

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  • Steve Wenick

    Aly Raisman’s gymnastic skills won her Olympic Gold but it was her courage that won her the hearts of so many. And to the Israeli Olympians remember you don’t need to medal to show your mettle. Thank you for your courage as well.