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Israel's first medal in Tokyo: The amazing Avishag Samberg with a bronze in taekwondo - Walla! Tokyo 2020 Olympics

2021-07-24T11:49:49.323Z

The 19-year-old Israeli fighter surprised in an industry in which Israel never won until Tokyo. Already lost a 12-point advantage in the battle for the bronze, but provided a tremendous comeback and achieved the bronze medal



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Israel's first medal in Tokyo: Avishag Samberg stunned with a bronze in taekwondo

The 19-year-old Israeli fighter surprised in an industry in which Israel never won until Tokyo.

Already lost a 12-point advantage in the battle for the bronze, but provided a tremendous comeback and achieved the bronze medal

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Yaniv Tuchman, our envoy to Tokyo

Saturday, July 24, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

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Yaniv Tuchman reports from the first day of the Olympics (Walla!)

Taekwondo fighter Avishag Samberg, the only Israeli representative in the industry in Tokyo 2020, provides today (Saturday) a historic performance that may yet end with a particularly surprising bronze medal.



The battle for the bronze against Turkey's Rocky Yilders, ranked third in the tournament, Samberg opened with a storm with a great attack and kicks that earned her a quick score.

She finished the first round with a convincing 2:13 advantage.

The second round was more solid, but towards the end the Turkey shrank to 16: 9.

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What a surprising performance.

Avishag Samberg in Tokyo (Photo: Reuters)

Samberg, who won her first fight in the competition with a 2:22 over 28-year-old Victoria Stambo from Puerto Rico, became the first Israeli to win a taekwondo at the Olympics.

Then she lost 29: 5 finishing eighth and Ongfatnakit Fnifak Thai world champion and ranked weighing up to 49 kg, but this loss paved the way for further.



Thanks snaked a Runner, received a 19-year-old Israeli in space which won the consolation Twain Troong, the eighth-ranked Vietnam representative, two kicks to the head in the first round gave Samberg a 0: 6 lead, which increased in the second round with absolute dominance to 1:16 and ended with a crushing 1:22 victory.

Went up in a storm.

Avishag Samberg in the Battle for the Bronze (Photo: Reuters)

The 20-year-old Samberg (16th in the Olympic rankings) arrived in Tokyo with a perfect balance of 12 victories in 2021 and after winning the European Championship.

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