Israeli taekwondo fighter Ron Atias picked up some much-needed confidence ahead of the Rio Olympics on Thursday, winning the silver medal in the under-58 kilogram event at the European Championships in Montreux, Switzerland.
The 21-year-old, ranked No. 80 in the world, was only denied the gold medal by world No. 2 Rui Braganca of Portugal. After the three rounds of regulation ended tied at 2-2, Braganca edged the Israeli in the golden-point round.