JNS.org – Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyat made history on Sunday, after winning the gold medal for the floor exercise at the European Championships, in addition to a bronze medal … Israeli windsurfer Yoav Cohen, 21, won the 2020 European Windsurfing Champion, held in Portugal November 24. Games: Israel has won Olympic medals in 6 Olympic Games - go here for a list of Israeli medals by Olympics. Out of 9 Olympic medals Israel has gotten in the Olympics throughout the years, 5 were in the field of Judo. It All Started With The Summer Games Medals. Keleti was born on January 9, 1921 in Budapest to a well-to-do Jewish family. Since the Helsinki Games in 1952, Israel has participated in every summer Olympics other than the 1980 Moscow Games where Israel joined the American boycott. The Olympic Committee of Israel is the sole authority to decide on the composition of the Israeli Olympic delegation at the Summer and Winter Games for adults and youth. The win puts the two athletes on a promising path for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, adding to various other fields that Israel has made strides in, including judo and baseball. The entire State of Israel may have racked up just one Olympic gold medal in its short history, but Ágnes Keleti, a resident of the Israeli city of Herzliya, is the proud owner of no less than ten Olympic medals – five of them gold. Shahar Zubari, a member of Israel’s Olympic sailing team, won a silver, as did Israeli teammate Katy Spychakov in the women’s category. This was Zubari’s fifth European Championship medal. At the first Olympic Games of the modern era in Athens in 1896, the winner was crowned with an olive wreath and received a silver medal.James B. Connolly of Massachusetts was the first modern Olympic champion to be rewarded thus. The silver was won by Yael Arad in judo in 1992. In past Olympics, the national excitement was palpable when Arik Zeevi won a bronze medal in Judo, or Gal Fridman brought home the only Israeli gold medal in men’s sailboard. Shahar Zubari, a member of Israel’s Olympic sailing team, won a silver, as did Israeli teammate Katy Spychakov in the women’s category. This was Zubari’s fifth European Championship medal. Israeli gymnast Alexander Myakinin later won the bronze medal on the high bar event, getting a score of 14.200. Israel has won Olympic medals in 3 sports - go here for a list of Israeli medals by sport. Athletes: 8 Israeli athletes have won an Olympic medal - go here for a list of Israeli medal winners. Between 1896 and 2018, Jewish athletes have won at least 455 medals in Olympic Games competition. Ashram was a gold medalist in two events at the 2019 European Championships, and is considered a top contender for an Olympic medal in 2021. ... Nurmi and teammate Ville Ritola were superstars who won a combined 26 Olympic medals in the 1920s – 20 gold and six silver medals In total Israel has won 9 Olympic medals, all at the summer games, one gold, one silver and seven bronze. He is certainly the most anonymous Israeli Olympic champion. Gal Fridman won the single gold medal in sailing in 2004, it was his second medal after he won bronze in 1996 and he is the only Israeli multi-medallist.

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