Uri Uziel missed the Olympic criteria in surfing
Surfer Uri Uziel came close Tuesday night to making history and qualifying for the Olympic Games in Paris next year after finishing the championships in El Salvador in 11th place overall, but fourth among European athletes, with one ticket going to each continent.
At the end of a busy week, Uziel was stopped in the fifth round, finishing third, where he lost to Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Kanua Igarashi of Japan, which moved him to the consolation house, but where he was stopped in the ninth round.
The happy news is that Uziel and the rest of the team have not yet run out of chances of reaching the Olympics, with the last tickets also being distributed at next year's World Championships and closing the list of 24 surfers and 24 surfers in the Olympic competition.
Uri Uziel in El Salvador, Photo: ISA / Pablo Franco
Hadera Sharks – Beit HaLocham Haifa won the national wheelchair basketball championship
The Hadera Sharks - Beit HaLocham Haifa basketball team beat the Erez Spivak Ramat Gan team 59:66 in the second game of the final series of the Israeli Wheelchair Basketball Premier League to win the 2023 national championship.
Dotan Mishar, the player and coach, said after the game: "Well done Spivak for giving us a very, very serious fight. I'm glad we knew how to rise after losing the State Cup final. If you ask me, despite the whole trophy festival, I prefer the championship title."
Actor Alon Dor On: "Being a champion is a title I haven't had for a long time and I missed it. They go to the European Championships as national champions and that gives some quiet."
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Hadera sharks - the warrior's house. State Champions, Photo: Hagit Avraham
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