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The judo teams landed in Tashkent: "going to give their souls" | Israel today

2022-10-03T15:19:36.578Z

The women's and men's national teams have already positioned themselves for the World Championship that will open this Thursday • European Champion Timna Nelson Levy: "I will fight until the last second for a gold medal"



Israel's judo teams landed this evening (Monday) in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, ahead of the world championships that will open this Thursday.

The championship will open a day after Yom Kippur, following the consideration of the World Judo Federation (IJF) as also happened in the championship in Baku in 2015.

Oren Aharoni

Kauch Halutz arrived a day earlier with the men's lightweights, together with the team's coach Oren Samadja, when the rest of the team arrived at the hotel, had time to eat dinner, and later in the day - an antigen test is expected. 

"I feel ready," said the European Tamna champion Nelson Levy, who will compete in the weight category up to 57 kg, "the preparation was excellent, and I come with the same expectations as for any competition.

I feel both physically and mentally in a very, very good condition."

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"There's no question at all, it's clear to me that it's not a walk in the park, it's going to be very difficult, and I'll fight until the last second for it to happen. I come with very high expectations of myself and my team and those who give my soul."

The judo teams landed in Tashkent.

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As a reminder, the Israeli delegation will include 18 male and female athletes, as part of the largest delegation ever to go to the World Championships.

On the last day of the competition, this time there will also be a world championship for mixed teams, in the same format in which Israel won bronze at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Later this week, on Thursday, the rest of the delegation will land, including former European champion Peter Pleczyk, who still remains in Israel.

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Source: israelhayom

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