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Israel’s Tri-Sport Triumph: Judo, Swimming & Cycling

Pictured: Israel’s Inbar Lanir (blue) celebrates her victory over France’s Madeleine Malonga after the final of the women’s -78kg category of the Judo Masters 2023 in Budapest on August 6, 2023

Israel’s Week of Sporting Triumphs: From Judo Mats to Cycling Roads

Last week was monumental for Israel on the global sports stage. Let’s dive into the details of their remarkable achievements across three distinct sports: judo, para swimming, and cycling.🏅

1. Judo Mastery on the Mat 🥋

  • The 2023 Hungarian Masters in Budapest was a grand stage. Israel’s shining star, Inbar Lanir, brought home gold in the women’s under-78kg category, wrapping up her final match in just 58 seconds against Malonga Madeleine from France. Not to be left out, Peter Paltchik clinched silver, while Kerem Primo added a touch of bronze to the Israeli tally.

2. Splashing Success in Para Swimming 🏊‍♂️

  • The 2023 World Para Swimming Championships in Manchester saw Israel rising:
    • Ami Dadaon, an inspiring figure with cerebral palsy, wasn’t just content with one medal. He took home FOUR golds, even smashing his own world record in the process!
    • Iyad Shalabi did the double, bringing home a silver and a bronze. Veronika Guirenko and Mark Malyar added to the bronze collection, making Israel’s overall performance in the championship one for the books.

3. Pedaling to Glory in Cycling 🚴‍♂️

  • Europe’s roads echoed with the triumphs of Israeli cyclists:
    • Oded Kogut, at just 22, raced for Israel Premier Tech (IPT) and made history in the 2023 Dookola Mazowsza Tour in Poland.
    • Itamar Einhorn didn’t stay far behind. Racing against 136 competitors, he claimed victory in the first stage of the 2023 Czech Tour.
    • IPT’s owner, Sylvan Adams, was not just cheering from the sidelines. He dominated in Scotland, adding two masters world championship titles to Israel’s accolades.

Quotable Moments:

  • After his double win, Adams was emotional: “I’m proud to have won this world title for Israel. My eyes were moist as they played our national anthem, Hatikvah.”
  • Kogut, reflecting on his historic win, humbly shared, “This milestone belongs to all my teammates. Without them, I wouldn’t have stood a chance.”

To sum it up, it was a week of celebrations, historic moments, and a testament to the indomitable spirit of Israeli athletes. Stay tuned for more Jews in the news…


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