Abigail Klein Leichman
August 29, 2023

Adding to Israel’s collection of athletic awards garnered in various sports this month, an Israeli karate delegation took home six gold, one silver and four bronze medals from the August 23-27 SKIF Shotokan Karate World Games in Hungary.

Also in Hungary, Israeli marathoner Maru Teferi made history on Sunday by winning a silver medal at the World Athletics Championships. This was Israel’s first medal in the men’s marathon and fifth from the competition in total. Teferi previously finished in 13th place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and won a silver medal at the 2022 European Athletics Championships in Germany.

Israeli sailor Adi Millo won a bronze medal at the U21 World Windsurfing Championships in Switzerland (August 21-27), while Rivka Bayech took home a bronze from the European Junior Taekwondo Championships in Estonia, August 24-26.

To recap other medals that Israelis have won for athletic performance across several disciplines over the past couple of weeks:

On August 19, Israeli windsurfers Shahar Tibi and Katy Spychakov won gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women’s iQFoil category at the Allianz Sailing World Championships in The Netherlands, earning Israel’s first world title at the sailing contest in a decade.

On August 25, Israel won its first-ever group all-around gold medal in a World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships event, earning a spot at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Later in the same competition, Team Israel won first place in the combined exercise final using balls and ribbons, and Daria Atmanov won a bronze medal for her individual performance.

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