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These Jewish Athletes Won Medals at the Tokyo Olympics

The Jewish highlights of the Tokyo Olympics kicked off with Jewish basketball superstar Sue Bird serving as one of Team USA’s two flag bearers at the opening ceremony, a huge honor.

The lasting accolades, though, are the medals that winning athletes take home. Dozens of Jewish athletes are competing in the Games this year, but the fierce competition means that only some will enter the record books as gold, silver, or bronze medalists.

Avishag Semberg won bronze in taekwondo for Team Israel on day one of the competition. Semberg, 19, was third in the women’s under-49 kg category, giving Israel its first medal of the Tokyo Olympics and its first-ever in the sport.

Jessica Fox of Australia won bronze in women’s kayak slalom on day four of the competition. Two days later she took gold in women’s canoe slalom.

Lilia Akhaimova won gold with Team Russia in the women’s team gymnastics competition on day four of the Games.

Akhaimova will compete in the women’s individual vault competition later in the Games. (JPost/ VFI News)

“God, please watch over the athletes who are representing You and Your people in the 2021 Olympics.”