The year 2022, which will end in three days, was the most successful year in Israeli Olympic sports, with a record number of 24 medals in the World and European Championships, all in ten different disciplines.
This was also the year in which the criteria for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024 began, when 120 tickets were already awarded around the world, five of which also went to the artistic gymnastics team of Israel, after the silver medal at the world championships in Bulgaria in a hard fought battle.
But this is just the beginning, when hundreds of thousands of athletes around the world, will fight in the next 500 days, for 11 thousand places to participate in the games in the French capital.
It is not yet known what will happen to the Russian and Belarusian athletes, despite the attempts to move them to compete in Asia, following the war in Ukraine.
Artyom Dolgopiat at the second Metzatini ceremony together with Luna Chemtai, photo: Oren Aharoni
For the blue and white, it will be difficult this time to break the record in Tokyo from last year, in which 90 sportsmen and women took part, all because of the withdrawal of the baseball branch.
Either way, even in two years, the participation will be large and impressive, when according to estimates by the Olympic Committee, 65-70 athletes will arrive.
So in order to make order, get the branches and the dates we will follow and see if the Israeli athletes will really take their place on the flight to Paris:
The Olympic champion Artyom Dolgopiat and his friends, will mark September 29 in Belgium, as the main goal, where they can achieve the criterion in the World Championship through finals on any device or the competition of the battle.
Artyom Dolgofyat with the gold medal from Tokyo, photo: Getty Images
Daria Atmanov and Adi Katz will want to join the team, through the World Championship in Valencia on August 23.
The race for the Olympic ranking has already begun and after the World Championships in Qatar in May, every result will be considered 100 percent and maybe this time we will get to see representation in each of the 14 different weights and also a second participation in the floor for the team, which will want to upgrade the bronze from Tokyo.
Palchik is crazy.
Dreaming of Paris, photo: Oren Aharoni
At the games in Tokyo, we received a team in the show jumping branch for the first time.
This time the main goal will be on July 27 in the Czech Republic in the regional competition.
This time the dressage riders will also try to join, with the qualifying competition on June 7 in Hungary.
Three on three basketball.
On November 1, we will receive an answer as to whether Israel's men's basketball team will make its Olympic debut when the world rankings close.
Today the national team is ranked 14th in the world and there is a good chance that this will happen.
But maybe the street basketball team won't be the only team, when the Olympic soccer team will also try to do the unbelievable in the European Under-21 Championship in Romania and Georgia starting June 21, where tickets will be distributed to the first three.
The women's water polo team also has a certain chance, when the finalists in the upcoming World Championship in Japan will arrive in Paris.
Another ticket will be distributed at the European Championship in Israel and two more tickets at the 2024 World Championship in Qatar.
The warrior Avishag
Dreaming of a medal in Paris, photo: Oren Aharoni
Already on the opening day in Tokyo, she achieved the first medal for the discipline, when this time she will try to reach directly through the world ranking that will close in January 2024. In March of the same year, the European qualification competition will take place.
Israel will try to continue the tradition with bicycles, and this time also include the track bikes, in the criterion that will end on April 14.
Starting March 1, it will be worth following the European champion, swimmer Anastasia Gorbenko, and the many members of the national team, when from that day, all swimmers will be able to start achieving the minimum result for the Olympic Games.
Preparations for Paris 2024 continue, photo: Simona Castervillari
In the open water, Matan Roditi, who stunned in Tokyo with fourth place, can secure his place in Paris, starting with the world championships in Japan on July 14.
In the branch (if it is not disbanded) they will want to return to an Olympic performance and perhaps enter the Dakar team, which will try to gain a world ranking starting this coming April 3rd.
On the first May they will try to continue the tradition and Misha Zilberman will try to reach the fourth Olympics in his career.
He would like to continue the tradition, photo: Marko
Other branches worth following:
Other branches worth following:
Type - with the criterion that will open at the World Championship in August in Shvi.
Sailing - The important event of the year for the criterium will be the World Championships on August 10th.
Wrestling - The wrestlers will try their luck at the World Championship from September 16.
Archery - The focus of archery will be the European Games on June 21 in Poland.
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