A host of medals for the men and women of the Israeli taekwondo team as part of the Israel Open Taekwondo Championship, which was held today (Saturday) at the Sports Hall in Ramla.
Avishag Samberg, bronze medalist from the Olympic Games in Tokyo last year, won the bronze medal in the weight category up to 49 kg, Dana Azran won the gold medal in the weight category over 73 kg, Rebecca Bayich won the silver medal in the weight category up to 46 kg, after a fight Stubborn against an opponent from South Korea.
Samberg on the podium, photo: Gilad Kvalarchik
Tom Pashkovsky won the gold medal in the weight category up to 54 kg after defeating Eitan Chaimovich - first and second place for Israel, Diana Lader won the gold medal after defeating Noa Price in the final of the 53 kg weight category.
The CEO of the union Noa Shamide said: "It is a great honor to host a competition of such great order.
Thanks to the large crowd that came and cheered throughout the day.
Many thanks to the Olympic Committee and to its head, Yael Arad, who came and gave us support throughout the year, and of course to the athletes and coaches who invest and gave their all and the results are evident accordingly."
"I believe that this is the first swallow in bringing international competitions to Israel as part of the process that places the taekwondo branch at the forefront," Shamida added
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