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).
BY ANDREW TOBIN / JTA
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 »
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 »
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 midway after 75 runners were given first-aid treatment by MDA for injuries, with 15 taken to the hospital, & leaving 2 in serious condition.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
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 »