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"Refraining from participating in competitions with athletes of the Zionist regime is an issue of the Muslim world, and athletes from 20 countries refrain from doing so."
“In a historic breakthrough, the International Judo Federation announced that for Iran’s judo athletes the boycotts would be no more.”
Israeli world champion to compete Thursday in the women’s under-63 kilogram competition in Astana, Kazakhstan.
By ALLON SINAI
Pollack wins a surprise bronze medal in the under-66 kilogram competition in Astana, Kazakhstan in the most dramatic of fashions.
Shira Rishony and Tommy Arshanski will be the first Israelis to enter the fray in the opening day of action, with the national team’s best medal prospects to compete later in the week.
Blue-and-white delegation caps sensational European Games with memorable weekend.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The judo events in Baku are also acting as this year’s European Championships and Gerbi is targeting her third career medal at the continental showcase.
“What happened in Morocco was a disgrace,” said Israel’s former world champion Yarden Gerbi.
Blatt, Gerbi, Sanford and Zahavi round out finalists for Sports Personality of the Year.
Israeli judoka Alice Schlesinger is likely to represent the UK at the Rio Olympics, after sparring with the IJA.
Alice Schlesinger fell out with the Israel Judo Association following the London 2012 Olympics, with both sides failing to agree on her training regime.
Gerbi won silver medal in the under-63 kilogram competition at World Judo Championships last Thursday, coming up just short in her attempt to defend her title in Chelyabinsk, Russia.
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