Israel’s representatives at the Ju-Jitso World Championship in Bangkok, Thailand enjoyed a successful day on Saturday, with Evyatar Paperni and Ron Cohen both claiming medals.
The 22-year-old Paperni took a silver medal in the under- 69 kilogram event, impressing on his way to the final before losing to Poland’s Maciej Polok.
“I’m a little disappointed with the silver medal. I believed I could achieve more, but next time I’ll make sure the Israel flag is at the top of the podium,” said Paperni.
The 27-year-old Cohen was hoping to defend his title from last year, but had to settle for a bronze medal, losing in the quarterfinals before beating Emile Damon of France in the repechage on his way to the podium.
The Israel Ju-Jitso Association is supported by Ayelet, the Federation of Non-Olympic Competitive Sport in Israel.