Gold for Geterer

Israeli becomes European taekwondo champion.

taekwondo 58 (photo credit: courtesy)
taekwondo 58
(photo credit: courtesy)
Bat El Geterer (center) sings the Hatikva after claiming a gold medal at the taekwondo European Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia, yesterday, winning the under-57 kilogram competition.
Geterer, who represented Israel at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, beat a Ukrainian opponent 8-2 in the final for her fifth win of the day. Geterer became Israel’s second medalist of the championships, with 18-year-old Moti Lugasi winning a bronze medal in the men’s under-54kg contest on Wednesday.