Gerbi eyes 3rd medal, Israel’s Muki finishes off podium

Yarden Gerbi is aiming to become the first Israeli to win three medals at the World Judo Championships on Thursday when she competes in the women’s under-63 kilogram competition in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Gerbi was the first Israeli to be crowned world champion two years ago and followed it up by claiming a silver medal last year, joining Yael Arad (1991 – bronze, 1993 – silver) as the only Israelis to win multiple medals at the event.

Only six Israelis have ever scaled the podium at the Worlds, with Golan Pollack becoming the latest on Tuesday, joining Gerbi, Arad, Oren Smadja (1995 – silver), Arik Ze’evi (2001 – silver) and Alice Schlesinger (2009 – bronze).


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