15 Israeli judokas took part today (Friday) in the competitions as part of the Grand Slam Tel Aviv 2023, with
Sagi Muki in the center with Israel's first gold medal in the competition.
Gili Sharr was close to joining him on the podium, but lost the battle for the bronze.
up to 63 kg: Gili Sharr, Kerem Primo, Adalina Novitsky
up to 70 kg: Maya Goshen, Mia Kogan, Shaked Amichai, Gaya Bar Or
up to 73 kg: Oron Giner, Ido Levin, Shagiv Sahar , Yonatan Elbaz
up to 81 kg: Sagi Muki, Yiftah Badash, Ari Winkler, Segev Ben Harosh
There is a medal, and it is gold.
Mookie (Photo: Reuters)
* Now we can say:
has finally come back to himself.
After almost two years without a medal, the judoka gave the Israeli delegation its third medal in the home Grand Slam, and the first gold.
The judoka (up to 81 kg) sealed his successful day with a pin after only 12 seconds in the final match against Turkey's Vedat Albayrak, who returned him to the top of the podium after a long and difficult period of disappointments. Muki automatically qualified for the second round, where he was drawn against Muhammad
Koch the Turkish, and beat him in the second Vasari. In the third round he beat the Spanish Mendiola, and in the quarter-finals he defeated the Portuguese Joao Fernando in the Ipon. Mocki's impressive performance also continued in the semi-finals, in which he defeated the Italian Esposito in the Ipon. In the final, as mentioned, the Israeli needed -Only 12 seconds to subdue Albayrak with a quick Ipon.
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(up to 81 kg) automatically advanced to the second round, where he was drawn against the Argentinian Tomas Morales. Badash beat the Argentinian, but lost to Azeri's Zelim Takaev Hazari in the third round and was eliminated. *
(up to 81 kg) automatically advanced to the second round, where he was drawn Against the Brazilian Eduardo Santos.
He lost the battle against him and was dismissed.
(73 kg) started the day well in the men's category when he defeated the Canadian Antoine Bouchard in the first round, and the Czech Adam Bidzovsky in the second round to qualify for the quarter-finals against the Italian Giovanni Esposito. Unfortunately, Esposito beat him and knocked him out.
(73 kg) automatically advanced to the second round, where he met the Ukrainian Vladislav Kazimirov.
Elbaz beat him, and in the third round he was drawn against the Canadian Arthur Margelidon.
(73 kg) automatically advanced to the second round, and lost to Polish Kaswari Moraka.
(up to 73 kg) was defeated in the first round by his German opponent Alexander Brand Gabler.
Segev Ben Harosh
(up to 81 kg) automatically advanced to the second round, against the Polish Pawel Dzymal, to whom he lost and was eliminated.
in front of the supporting crowd.
Muscle (photo: official website, Oded Karni, courtesy of the Israel Judo Association)
(up to 63 kg) automatically qualified for the second round, for a fight against the Japanese Seiko Watanabe. She later won another fight, and in the quarter-finals she beat the Czech Zakhova on penalties, and advanced to the semi-finals, where she met the Cuban Carvajal, and lost to her on penalties With a gold score. In the battle for the bronze, a muscle dragged Laur Pazlio to a gold score, but the opponent from Kosovo got Vasari, which guaranteed her a place on the podium. * Kerem
in her first fight (up to 63 kg) to Florentina Ivanescu from Romania, and started the day with disappointment.
(up to 63 kg) lost to the Hungarian Brigitta Vaaga, and was eliminated.
Gaya Bar Or
(up to 70 kg) lost her first fight in the first round to the Belgian Gabria Williams.
(up to 70 kg) beat the Brazilian Luana Carvalho in the first round, won another fight but lost in the quarterfinals, and was also defeated in the first fight of the consolation house and finished in seventh place. *
(up to 70 kg) beat the Cuban Idelnis Gomes Peria In the first round, before a meeting with the French Margo Pinot in the second round, she lost and was eliminated.
(up to 70 kg) lost in the first round to the Greek Elisabt Talitsido.