Israeli Olympic profiles: Ilana Kratysh

Kratysh will be the first-ever Israeli woman to compete in the wrestling events at the Olympic Games.

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
July 31, 2016 12:01
Israel Olympic

Ilana Kratysh. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Date of Birth: July 6, 1990 (age 26)

Event: Women’s Wrestling (under-69 kilogram category)

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Schedule in Rio: Competition – August 17 Career highlights: Four-time silver medalist at European Championships (2013-2016)

Outlook for Rio: Kratysh will be the first-ever Israeli woman to compete in the wrestling events at the Olympic Games after winning the World Qualification Tournament in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in April. Kratysh, a fourtime European Championships silver medalist in the under- 69 kilogram event, believes she can scale the podium in Rio and if everything falls into place she may actually have a real chance.

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