Israeli Olympic judoka Yarden Gerbi announces retirement

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October 2, 2017 12:56

 
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 Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi announced her retirement from competitive judo in a press conference on Tuesday morning. 

The Olympic bronze medalist in the Rio Games and former world champion said her "fire had gone out" and no longer had the drive to compete.

She thanked her coaching and training team and her fans, saying she was still considering her future plans after retirement at the age of 28, which include completing her university degree and opening a school to teach up and coming judo enthusiasts.  

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