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Historic: Israel’s Artem Dolgopyat on top of podium with Olympic gold in Tokyo

Israel’s gymnast Artem Dolgopyat wins Olympic gold in artistic gymnastics in the men’s floor exercise in Tokyo, the 2nd Olympic gold medal win in the Jewish state’s history.

By  ILH Sports Desk


Artistic gymnast Artem Dolgopyat made history on Sunday, winning Israel’s first Olympic gold medal in artistic gymnastics in the men’s floor exercise in the Tokyo Games.

This is only the second Olympic gold medal in the Jewish state’s history. The first was scored by windsurfer Gal Friedman in the 2004 Athens Games.

With this, Israel has so far won three medals in Tokyo – a bronze in taekwondo and a bronze for the mixed team in judo. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Yulia Sachkov takes women’s 2019 gold medal in kickboxing

‘Baby-face’ but tough 21 yr-old from Haifa wins the 2019 World Association of Kickboxing Organizations competition held in Bosnia, while two other Israelis bring home silver medals from the WAKO championships.

By i24NEWS


Israel’s Yulia Sachkov won Saturday a gold medal at the kickboxing world championships for women that was hosted in Sarajevo in Bosnia.

In addition, other Israeli contenders won three silver medals in the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO) competition.

Sachkov, 21, from Haifa defeated her Czech opponent in the finals of the under-52 kilogram (114.5 pound) weight class of K-1 style kickboxing, after defeating her opponent from Belarus in the semi-finals. Continue Reading »

Morocco permits Israeli Judaka to display “ISR” on competition uniform

Unlike last month’s tournament in Abu Dhabi, Israel’s judo team in Morocco was to allowed to display Jewish state’s insignia on their Judogi (uniforms).



JERUSALEM — Israeli judoka Or Sasson was allowed to wear Israel’s insignia at the Openweight World Championships in Marrakech, Morocco.

Egyptian judoka Islam el-Shehaby refuses to shake hand of Israeli, Or Sasson at the Rio 2016 Olympics – Screenshot: YouTube

Sasson, who won a bronze medal for Israel in the 2016 Rio Olympics, was eliminated from the tournament Saturday by a loss to France’s Cyrille Maret. But his appearance with “ISR” on his Judogi was still a victory of sorts for Israel’s judo team, which was barred from displaying national symbols last month in a tournament in Abu Dhabi. Continue Reading »

Revealed: It’s Forbidden for Palestinians to “recognize the State of Israel”

WATCH: A Palestinian boxer forfeited his match rather than compete against an Israeli, “because it is beneath our dignity to compete with them and recognize the State of Israel.”

By Tzvi Lev


Acbag Sultan, an Arab boxer residing in Ramallah, pulled out of a scheduled match against Israeli Amit Mdah on August 9. His decision to forfeit rather then fight an Israeli handed Mdah the bronze medal at the IFMA Youth Muay Thai World Championships.

In a new video released by Palestinian Media Watch, Sultan admits that he was forced to pull out of the match by the Palestinian Olympic Committee. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Brings Home European Gold Medal


The Israeli gymnastics team won 4 medals at the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship, 1 gold, 2 silvers, and 1 bronze, guaranteeing the team’s presence at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

By Michael Zeff/TPS


(TPS) – The Israeli gymnastics team won gold at the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship on Sunday in the clubs and hoop event and also won silver in the ribbons event.This year’s European championship was held in the team’s own home court of Holon, a coastal Israeli city.

“I felt extreme exhilaration, especially since this is the first European championship ever held in Israel.

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Israeli kickboxer Nili Block, wins Kickboxing World Championships


The 20yr-old Israeli has impressed everyone watching her throughout the championship, even beating a former 6-time world champ in the semi-finals.

By Tomer Ganor


Israeli kickboxer Nili Block won the Kickboxing World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on Saturday, after defeating her Croatian opponent in the finals of the women’s under 60kg category. 

Nili Block. – Photo: Israel Kickboxing Federation

Block’s coach, Beny Cogan, told Ynet, “It was a tough fight to the end; Nili lead on points and kept the advantage even though the Croatian pressured her.”

“We are all happy and proud of Nili’s win, (she) represented us well,” said Israel Kickboxing Federation Chairperson Hani Sachs. Continue Reading »

Tel Aviv marathon cancelled after 75 runners injured & unseasonable heat

Tel Aviv marathon cancelled midway after 75 runners were given first-aid treatment by MDA for injuries, with 15 taken to the hospital, & leaving 2 in serious condition.



The organizers of the Tel Aviv Marathon were forced to cancel the event in the middle on Friday morning, after numerous runners suffered injuries due to the unseasonable heat. While most of the runners had completed their tracks, there were about 500 runners on the full marathon track who had not yet finished.

Tel Aviv marathon 2015. – Photo courtesy: ISRAEL POLICE SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT

MDA treated at least 75 runners during the event. Continue Reading »