Israel's best hopes for Olympic glory lies in the diversity and versatility of its athletes competing in London 2012, as presented to you in a fascinating series of seven new clips.
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Neta Rivkin, a returning Olympian in rhythmic gymnastics, sees participating in London 2012 and winning a medal as the fulfillment of a long-term dream. Her beautiful yet difficult training sessions show how she is preparing to make her dream come true.
Arik Ze'evi, a judoka and a writer, is a 4-time European champion, including the 2012 European Championship. Ze'evi is also the Winner of last year's (2011) Grand Slam in Moscow, and has won a bunch of titles and medals throughout his career, but in London 2012, Ze'evi aimes to go for the Olympic medal, again!
Vered Buskila is competing as a sailor in her third Olympics and dreams of winning a medal this time. Buskila talks of her love for the sport, her desire to compete at the highest level and the balance she must find between sailing and her other career as a lawyer.
Shahar Pe'er is a tennis player and in this profile he demonstrates her intensive training program. She also reveals her "lucky charm" and talks about the Israeli people, who she loves representing abroad.
Shahar Tzuberi is an Israeli Olympian and in this profile not only demonstrates his windsurfing skills but also talks about his hometown Eilat and the most important influences on his approach to the sport.
Amit Ivry, Imri Ganiel and Jonatan Kopelev three leading swimmers express their long-term love of being in the water. They also speak of their feelings representing the small country of Israel.
Sergey Rikhter, the 2009 ISSF World cup Gold medalist, tells us how he got involved with this sport to begin with. Rikhter also talks about his youth, and about his hopeful future.