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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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