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The 8th Jerusalem Open Taekwondo Championships ended on Sunday without an
Israeli gold medal winner. European champion Bat-El Geterer finished second in
the under-57 kilogram competition in Pisgat Ze’ev, losing to Anastasia Gurskaya
11-4 in the final.
‘Of course I wanted to win the gold, but for me this
event is just another preparation tournament for my true goal, which is to reach
the Olympics,’ said Geterer. Youth Olympics gold medalist Gili Haimovitz and
Erez Aharoni also claimed silver medals on Sunday, with 12 other Israelis taking
home a bronze.