Israel’s mixed judo team wins bronze at world championships in Uzbekistan

Israel’s mixed team won a bronze medal on Thursday at the 2022 World Judo Championships held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The team narrowly beat the Dutch national team to secure the prize, finishing third in the senior mixed team category.

The mixed rounds consist of several individual confrontations.

Israeli judoka Guy Gurevitch first lost to Frank de Wit, giving the Netherlands a 1:0 lead.

Raz Hershko then brought Israel down to 1:1, but teammate Peter Paltchik lost to Michal Korrel, giving the Dutch team a 2:1 lead.

Timna Nelson Levy then defeated Pleuni Cornelisse, once again bringing the countries to a tie.

Israel’s Raz Hershko (white) and France’s Julia Tolofua face off in their fight for the bronze medal in the women’s over 78 kg category during the 2022 World Judo Championships at Humo Arena in Tashkent on October 12 2022. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP)

Victories for Ido Levine and Maya Goshen brought State Jew bronze with a 4:2 aggregate victory.

Earlier in the day, the team had competed and defeated the Uzbekistan team in a 4:2 game in favor of Israel.

Israel then beat South Korea 4:3 after Hershko won a decisive match.

The team then lost to France with a score of just 4:1, leaving them to compete with the Netherlands for third place.

Team Japan won the gold medal of the competition while France won silver.

Three members of this year’s international team – Hershko, Paltchik and Nelson-Levy – also represented Israel at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. There they also helped the country win bronze in the mixed team competition, contributing to the four victories of the Jewish state. medals in an Olympic Games, the highest tally in the country’s history.

The 2022 judo championships were originally scheduled to coincide with Yom Kippur, but they were pushed back after Moshe Ponte, president of the Israel Judo Association, asked the International Judo Federation to delay the competition.

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