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Zvika Sharaf and Neta Rivkin were chosen as Tel Aviv Municipality's People of the Year in Sports Israel today


The Paralympic swimmer Keren Leibovitch, the former Hapoel Tel Aviv basketball player Chaim Hazan, the late Paralympic swimmer Ron Bolotin and the former soccer player Moshe Sinai will also be inducted into the city's Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held on Tuesday in the presence of Mayor Ron Huldai

The Municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, through the Municipal Sports Authority, will hold on Tuesday, the ceremony of the People of the Year in Sports for 2022. The ceremony, which is held every year, celebrates female and male athletes, coaches and trainers, sports associations and organizations that contribute to the community and who have left their mark and contributed greatly to sports in the city of Tel Aviv Aviv-Jaffa, each in his own field.

For this contribution, they will be eligible to enter the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Hall of Fame, which includes significant landmarks in the history of Tel Aviv and Israeli sports and every year sportsmen and women from Tel Aviv join it.

As part of the ceremony, which will be held in the presence of Tel Aviv-Jaffa Mayor Ron Huldai, the municipality will award tokens of appreciation and appreciation to past sportsmen and women who will join the Israeli Sports Hall of Fame: basketball coach Zvika Sharaf, artistic gymnast from the Maccabi Tel Aviv Association Neta Rivkin, paralympic swimmer Keren Leibovich, the former basketball player of Hapoel Tel Aviv and the Israeli national team, the late Haim Hazan, the Paralympic swimmer Ron Bolotin and the former soccer player of Hapoel Tel Aviv and the Israeli national team, Moshe Sinai.

The Mayor of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Ron Huldai:

 "The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality has made it its banner the promotion of sports throughout the city, and it also does so by honoring sportsmen whose past and present work is an example and an inspiration. The recipients of the award, chosen after examining many worthy nominations, are An example of this. Promoting sports culture is not only done through investing resources in the development of advanced infrastructure, but also in learning the spirit of sportsmanship, by turning the spotlight on people who have come a long way, given of themselves, paid prices and overcome challenges and difficulties."

Also, as part of the ceremony, awards will be given to the leaders of Tel Aviv sports in a variety of fields:

  • The outstanding high school and high school athletes - runners 

    Luna Chamtai

    Splatter, Maru Tefri and Geshao Ayala

     (from the Maccabi Tel-Aviv Association - Athletics), the shooter 

    Amit Hasdai

     (from Beit HaLohm) will receive a certificate of recognition as an outstanding Paralympic athlete.

  • The Hope of the Year - the sprinter 

    Blessing Afrifa

     (from Maccabi Tel-Aviv - track and field).

  • The Outstanding Promising Athletes Award 

    - Diana Svartsov and Romi Pritsky

     (from Maccabi Tel Aviv in artistic gymnastics) 

    and Liza Dubjevic

     (from cable water skiing Tel Aviv).

  • Outstanding Youth Athlete Certificates - 

    Alona Tal Franco

     (from Maccabi Tel-Aviv in artistic gymnastics), 

    Roni Shaham

     (from Maccabi Tel-Aviv in weightlifting), 

    Dima Duchenko

     (from Maccabi Tel-Aviv in apparatus gymnastics), 

    Amit Zucker

     (from Maccabi Tel-Aviv in basketball) , 

    Roy Naoi

     (from Maccabi Tel-Aviv in soccer) 

    and Yam Lev

     (from cable water skiing in Tel-Aviv.

  • The outstanding coaches  -

    Igor Balon and Dan Salpeter

     (from Maccabi Tel-Aviv - athletics) 

    and Doron Levit

     (from the association for the promotion of fencing Tel-Aviv).

    Dan Spalter

    will speak on behalf of the athletes and coaches 


  • The ceremony will also include the recognition of the achievements of the sports associations in Tel Aviv-Jaffa: the entrepreneur of the year award, given to exceptional entrepreneurs - the director of the sports department at Beit HaLochem Tel Aviv in the IDF organization for the disabled for over 27 years, 

    Miki Ozai


  • The Educator Award will 

    go to Boris Yehannov

    , a veteran physical education teacher at the Bialik-Rogozin school.

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Source: israelhayom

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