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Israeli Judoka Raz Hershko

Israeli Judoka Raz Hershko Wins Gold in European Championships; Team Snags 3 Bronze

Israeli Judoka Raz Hershko won her first European Championships gold medal in Zagreb on Saturday, April 27, beating French competitor Julia Tolofua in the final and capping a successful tournament for the country.

It is Hershko’s third gold medal overall competing in the +78 kg class. In the previous two years, she won the silver medal at the European Championships. Israel’s team ranked fourth in the championship out of all countries, winning four medals.

Aside from Hershko’s medal, the team also won three bronze medals, achieved by Inbar Lanir (-78 kg), Tamar Malka (-48 kg), and Timna Nelson-Levy (-57 kg).

Lanir, ranked first in the world in her weight category, told Israeli media  that she was disappointed with her loss in the semifinal, but that she was always happy to earn a place on the medal podium. (TOI / VFI News)

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