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Wrong National Anthem? No problem — Israeli gold medal rower takes microphone and sings it herself (video)

May 7, 2012, 10:07 AM EDT

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We’ve seen National Anthem foul-ups before — the most amusing coming at the Arab Shooting Championships in Kuwait, when they mistakenly played the fake Kazakhstan National Anthem from the movie Borat instead of the real one.

But Israeli rower Moran Samuel (far right) was having none of that nonsense after she won the gold medal at a pre-Paralympics competition in Italy. When it was clear that the organizers were playing the wrong anthem, Samuel asked for the mic and began singing Hatikvah herself.

It turned out to be quite an inspiring moment.