Three Israeli Judokas Win Gold at International Competition

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Ynetnews reports: Three judokas; heavyweight Or (Ori) Sasson, lightweight Sagi Muki and half-lightweight Betina Temelkova, all won first place at the Tashkent Judo Grand Prix 2017, taking place in Uzbekistan.

This places Israel at the top of the tournament bracket, with two more golden medals than any other country. Sasson, 27, returned to the mat after a break of a year and two months, winning in the +100 kg (+220 pounds) category on Sunday after beating Iurii Krakovetskii from Kyrgyzstan, who finished third in the Asian Championship this year.

This is Sasson’s first competition since he won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Rio a year ago.

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