Israeli wins gold in fencing; Austrian hosts don't play 'Hatikva'

Israeli wins gold in fen

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 15, 2009 02:25

Israeli fencer Daria Strelnikov won the gold medal at the cadet's fencing world championship in Austria Saturday night. However, as the 14-year-old athlete stood at the podium waiting to hear the Israeli national anthem, she was greeted by a disturbing quiet. Strelnikov and a fellow teammate on the podium decided to fill in the silence by singing Hatikva themselves. They were joined by their coach, and other supporting voices in the crowd.


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