Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi Wins Bronze at Rio Olympics

Israeli judoka Yarden Gerbi overcame an early loss to win a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday, becoming the first Israeli athlete to win a medal at the 2016 games, and the first Israeli Olympic medalist since windsurfer Shahar Tzuberi took home the bronze in the 2008 games in Beijing.

Yarden Gerbi

WATCH: With Silence And Song, Israelis Commemorate 23,447 Fallen

The Times of Israel reports: Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism formally began at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday as sirens wailed throughout the country, signalling a solemn minute of silence at the start of an annual remembrance marked with candle lightnings, memorial services and melancholy songs.

An Israeli soldier lays flowers on the grave of a fallen soldier ahead of Memorial Day at the Mt. Herzl military cemetery May 6, 2008 in Jerusalem. Israel will remember its 22437 fallen troops tomorrow, and the day after, celebrate its 60th anniversary.