Israeli Olympic profiles: Ron Atias

With only 16 athletes taking part in each weight category in Brazil, Atias is confident that he is capable of securing a medal.

By JROAST SPORTS STAFF
July 31, 2016 10:27
Israel Olympic

Ron Atias. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Date of Birth: April 19, 1995 (age 21)

Event: Men’s Taekwondo (under-58 kilogram category)

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Schedule in Rio: Competition – August 17

Career highlight: Silver medal at European Championships in 2016

Outlook for Rio: Atias secured his place in Rio at the European Qualification Tournament in January, and picked up some much-needed confidence by winning a silver medal at the European Championships in Montreux, Switzerland, in May. With only 16 athletes taking part in each weight category in Brazil, he knows that three wins will be enough to secure a medal and he certainly believes he is capable of doing so.

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