Nili Block, 20, brings Israel gold at Kickboxing World Championships in Belgrade

Israel sent 11 representatives to the world championships, including four women.

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
November 3, 2015 08:27
Nili Block

Nili Block. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Israel’s Nili Block claimed a gold medal at the Kickboxing World Championships held on Saturday in Belgrade, Serbia.

The 20-year-old, who only ended her IDF service three months ago, beat Croatian Marija Malenica in the final of the women’s K1 under-60-kilogram competition. Block overcame six-time world champion Alena Muratava of Belarus in the semifinals.

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Israel sent 11 representatives to the world championships, including four women. Block – who has also represented Israel in flag football – was the only Israeli to win a medal in the event.

The Israeli Kickboxing Federation is supported by Ayelet, the Federation of Non-Olympic Competitive Sport in Israel.

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