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Paralympic Athletes Bring Home Nine Medals, Six Gold

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In addition to the nine medals won so far, two records were broken by Israeli athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The first “huge achievement” is from Iyad Shalabi, who won his first gold medal, and is the first Arab-Israeli swimmer to do so. Shalabi, 34, from Shfaram, was born deaf and was paralyzed…

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Israel Takes Home a Gold Olympic Medal

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Israel is reverberating in celebration of its first gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, won by artistic gymnast Dolgopyat. The 24-year-old Ukrainian-born moved to Israel when he was 12 years old and only learned of his Jewish side then too.  The victory has created an opportunity to showcase the many challenges of being an…

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Israel Starts the Olympics with Bronze Medal

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Launched last Friday, the Tokyo Olympics has so far seen just one medal taken home from Israel. The first medal was a bronze win by Avishag Semberg, 19, who competed in Taekwondo, and defeated the former champion, Turkey’s Rukiye Yldrm.  Chili Tropper, Sports Minister, applauded the athlete, sharing that she “made the dream a reality…

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7 Medals Predicted for Israel in Tokyo Olympics

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Kicking off next Friday in Tokyo despite a recent COVID outbreak is the 2020 Summer Olympics, and Israel is going for the gold. With the largest team ever of 89 Israelis making it to the prestigious competition, the prospects have never been higher. Israel’s only gold medal to date was won in Athens 2004 in…

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Israeli Wins Gold Medal in European Swimming Championship

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Seventeen-year-old Anastasia Gorbenko made history for Israeli women by winning the gold medal in the European swimming championships for the first time ever. It’s the second gold medal for Israel overall. The competition took place in Budapest and secured Gorbenko’s spot to participate in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.  Gorbenko swam the 200-meter individual medley,…

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