ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 146

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3 Israeli judokas take gold at Tashkent Grand Prix

Or Sasson wins in over-100 kilogram category, while Sagi Muki tops under-81 kg group; Betina Temelkova snags title in under-52 kg on women’s side

Illustrative: Israel's Or Sasson (white) competes with Egypt's Islam el-Shahabi during their men's +100kg judo contest at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 2016. (AFP Photo/Toshifumi Kitamura)
Illustrative: Israel's Or Sasson (white) competes with Egypt's Islam el-Shahabi during their men's +100kg judo contest at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 2016. (AFP Photo/Toshifumi Kitamura)

Three Israeli judokas won gold medals in their respective weight classes on Saturday and Sunday at the Tashkent Grand Prix.

Or Sasson took first place in the men’s over-100 kilogram grouping, after beating Kyrgyzstan’s Iurii Krakovetskii.

Sasson won the bronze medal in the same category during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

In the men’s under-81 kilogram class, Sagi Muki won gold on Saturday after defeating Nyamsuren Dagvasuren of Mongolia.

The tournament was the first time Muki competed in the under-81 kilogram group, having previously fought in the under-73 kilogram weight class, according to Judo Inside.

On the women’s side, Israel’s Betina Temelkova took gold in the under-52 kilogram group.

Temelkova used to compete for Bulgaria, but switched over to the Israeli national judo team earlier this year.

Other Israeli judo medal winners included Timna Nelsov Levy and Yarden Mayersohn, who won the silver medal in the women’s under-57 kilogram category and the bronze in the women’s under-78 kilograms group, respectively.

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