Practicing Judo-ism

Israeli Judokas Michal Feinblatt and Eyal Yechiel each earned a bronze medal in the Under-20 European Judo Championships.

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Israeli Judokas Michal Feinblatt and Eyal Yechiel each earned a bronze medal in the Under-20 European Judo Championships, held in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina this past weekend.

Feinblatt earned the bronze medal after defeating three of her opponents by ippon and one by yuko in the women’s under-52 kg. weight class. Feinblatt, of Bnei Brak, finished seventh in the World Judo Championships two months ago.

Yechiel, of Raanana, competed in the under-60 kg. weight class for men and defeated two opponents by ippon, one by yuko, and one by waza-ari.

The head of the Israel Judo Association, Eddy Koaz, said after the Israeli wins, “We have proven that our Judo is at the highest level in Europe and that we can return home with medals.”

The Israeli Judo Association was established in 1965, and was accepted as a member of the European Judo Union. The organization has about 5,000 registered judokas nationwide.



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