The Israeli MMA team finished last night (Saturday) the European Championship held in Italy with a historic achievement, when the fighters in blue and white who participated for the first time ever in the tournament won 2 silver medals and a bronze medal.
The delegation of the Israeli national team included 4 fighters in the adult team and 2 fighters in the team up to the age of 21, together with 4 coaches and the CEO of the MMA Association in Israel Ido Prienta. The 22-year-old Moshe Aldi, who fought at 66 kg, experienced the The longest tournament of all the fighters that participated as he fought every day of the championship and eventually qualified for the finals but lost by split decision in the divisions and won the silver medal.
Aldi was joined in winning the medals by 25-year-old Yevgeny Shinkarvsky, who won the bronze medal at the 2021 World Championships, and this time won a silver medal after losing in the final at 61 kg also by decision. 28-year-old Ebrahim Ajamil reached the semi-finals at 57 kg and won the bronze medal.
Yevgeny Shinkarvsky, photo: IMMAF
30-year-old Alain Sormont came in 5th place in the 77 kg class and ended his journey in the tournament after injuring his knee in the quarterfinals. In the under-21 team, 18-year-old Uri Sarosi was eliminated in the first round at 66 kg, and Daniel Ch. The 19-year-old Weber was also eliminated in the first round at 77 kg.
The CEO of the union summed up the European Championship when he said: "We surprised everyone.
This is our first time in the European Championship and we finished with very impressive achievements.
We keep getting compliments from elected representatives in the International MMA Federation, and now they look at us differently.
Not only are we a new union that functions at an unusual administrative level for a new union, we also achieve the results of a union with a lot of experience.
We are on everyone's radar because we shook the land of Italy."
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