A lost star

Israeli judoka Alice Schlesinger is likely to represent the UK at the Rio Olympics, after sparring with the IJA.

December 18, 2014 12:12
The Israeli judoka Alice Schlesinger

The Israeli judoka Alice Schlesinger hoists her coach and fiancé Pavel Mosin.. (photo credit: COURTESY IJA)


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It is August 2016. The final of the women’s judo under-63-kilogram competition at the Carioca Arena in the Barra Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro is about to get under way.

In one corner, representing Israel, is Yarden Gerbi. Standing across the mat, representing Britain, is Israeli Alice Schlesinger.


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