Before training for 2021 Olympics, Israeli athletes get their flu shots

With hope that the pandemic is near its end, Israel's Olympic athletes are looking toward the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Israeli Judoka Ori Sasson (photo credit: Courtesy)
Israeli Judoka Ori Sasson
(photo credit: Courtesy)
As distribution of new coronavirus vaccines begins around the world, there is new hope that the world can return to its prior normalcy. Israeli athletes have turned their eyes toward the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, which were cancelled in 2020 and are now scheduled for July-August 2021. 
Before the intense regiment of Olympic training begins, athletes got their flu shots on Sunday at the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba, setting a public example and protecting their bodies from illness that could weaken their readiness to compete at the top levels. One of those vaccinated was Israeli Olympian Judoka and Olympic bronze medalist Ori Sasson.

The other Israeli athletes getting vaccinates included windsurfer Shahar Tzuberi, marathon runner Girma Amare, judoka Peter Paltchik, judoka Inbar Lanir and judoka Maya Goshen. 
Sasson, whose face has become all-too-familiar in households throughout the country, was already gaining attention after being revealed as the singer hiding beneath the falafel costume on The Masked Singer, an Israeli reality TV show in which anonymous celebrities sing in costume.