Our only criteria? Each Jewish sports moment had to feel miraculous — think underdogs, defying all odds, incredible feats of athletic skill.
This summer, Linoy Ashram became the first Israeli woman to win an Olympic gold medal, in any sport.
The woman who supervises the promotion of women in sports at the Culture and Sport Ministry, Nurit Sharvit, explains what might be behind the success of Israel's female Olympic athletes.
No. 47 on The Jerusalem Post's Top 50 Most Influential Jews of 2021: Israeli Olympic gold medalists Artem Dolgopyat and Linoy Ashram.
The Olympic Committee of Israel gathered the local media in its offices for a press conference on Tuesday to review the recently completed Tokyo Games.
Since the Jewish state began competing in the Olympics in 1952, it had won only seven medals, never more than two at one venue. Now that seven is 11!
Four medals, including 2 golds, outshine any disappointing results by blue-and-white athletes.
In 2018, Russian Dina Averina won gold in the world championships after dropping her ribbon, while Israeli Linoy Ashram won silver. Back then, the ROC had no complaints about the score.
"I am satisfied with the score I gave," Ukrainian Olympic Judge Lydia Vinogradnaya said on Monday.
Israel’s participants reached a total of 18 finals that allowed them to vie for a podium finish. That was almost double what had been predicted before the Games.