Israeli Olympic profiles: Shira Rishony

Rishony has yet to win a medal at a major competition, but hopes to make her breakthrough on the biggest stage possible – the Olympic Games.

July 31, 2016 13:08
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Shira Rishony. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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Date of Birth: February 21, 1991 (age 25)

Event: Women’s Judo (under-48 kilogram category)

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Schedule in Rio: Competition – August 6

Career highlight: Silver medal at Grand Slam event in Paris in 2015

Outlook for Rio: Expectations from Rishony are not very high as she only qualified for Rio courtesy of one of two additional berths handed to the European Judo Union in her weight category, missing out on an automatic place as one of the top 14 athletes in the rankings. She has yet to win a medal at a major competition and will be hoping to make her breakthrough on the biggest stage possible – the Olympic Games.

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