The apology followed an incident in which UAE athlete Rashad Almashjari refused to shake the hand of Israeli athlete Tohar Butbul after losing to him in the first round.
On Wednesday, 3:38:20 in the 200-meter freestyle swim put Inbal Pezaro in third place, bringing Israel’s total at the Paralympics in Rio to three bronze medals. In an event in which competing is already a victory, Israel has much to be proud of.
Israeli Olympic bronze medalist Yarden Gerbi will auction the name patch she was wearing during her competition in Rio on August 9th to benefit the Children’s Oncology Department at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv.
When a Jew sees any good-looking and successful person, he or she should say a blessing, and that includes the watching of world class athletes performing feats of exceptional human prowess.
Reuters sports reporter Ori Lewis speculates on whether judo could become Israel’s next top sport now that two Israeli judokas have won bronze medals in judo competitions at the Rio Olympics.
Israel Bursts With Pride Over Ori Sasson Judoka’s Bronze Medal; PM: “He Is the Beautiful Face of Israel”
On Friday, just an hour after enduring a snubbing from Egyptian judo opponent Islam El-Shahaby, Israeli judoka Ori Sasson scored Israel’s second bronze medal of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
An incident at the Olympics of an Egyptian athlete snubbing an Israeli judoka was literally described word for word in the ancient Book of Lamentations.
Or Sasson became the second Israeli to win a medal in the Olympics this year, but his victory was muddied by the unsportsmanlike conduct of his Egyptian opponent.
Sports Minister Miri Regev (Likud) who is present at the games, sent an SMS to “the kabbalist from Netivot,” Rabbi Netanel Shriki, a.k.a. “the tunnel collapser,” asking for his help.
“My dream has come true,” Gerbi said.