Israeli Teen Makes History at Winter Olympics

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Sixteen-year-old skier Noa Szollos made history for Israel in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, Szollos won two medals, bronze and silver, in the Alpine skiing and slalom events respectively. She competed against 62 other athletes spanning 30 countries, and is the first Israeli ever to take home a medal in the Winter Olympics.

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Israel has won eight medals in the Summer Olympics series, yet never before in the Winter Olympics. Szollos, who is Hungarian born, is currently training in Austria and is preparing for the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing in 2022.

Of the run, Szollos noted that she made a few mistakes, and it wasn’t perfect. When speaking of her medals, she says “I hope I made everyone proud at home…and it’s a big deal. It’s the very first Olympic medal at the winter games, for youth or normal Olympics for Israel, so I think it means a lot.”

The first Israeli medal of the Winter Olympics history

Yesterday at the #Lausanne2020 Youth Olympic Games, the first Israeli medal of the Winter Olympics history was grabbed by Noa Szollos ??Congrats ???—Hier à #Lausanne2020 la toute première médaille israélienne de l’histoire des Jeux Olympiques d’hiver a été décrochée par la jeune Noa Szollos ?? Félicitations ???

Gepostet von Lausanne 2020 am Samstag, 11. Januar 2020

Based in the startup city of Tel Aviv, Zo Flamenbaum is a writer and social entrepreneur who dedicates her time to mission-driven projects that empower connection between the many diverse layers of our world. In 2014, she founded School of Shine as a value-based educational space for women who are tired of the ‘default life’ and crave personal freedom through self-expression for more purposeful living.

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