Israeli judoka tops world rankings
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Israeli judoka tops world rankings

Yarden Gerbi, a 2016 Olympic hopeful, climbs to first place on the International Judo Federation’s list

Yarden Gerbi celebrates her victory over Abe Kana from Japan in the semifinal of the World Judo Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, August 29, 2013. (photo credit: AP/Silvia Izquierdo)
Yarden Gerbi celebrates her victory over Abe Kana from Japan in the semifinal of the World Judo Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, August 29, 2013. (photo credit: AP/Silvia Izquierdo)

Israeli judo sensation Yarden Gerbi announced Monday that she was ranked number one on the International Judo Federation’s most recent world ranking list.

Gerbi, who competes in the under 63-kilo category, accumulated a total of 2,962 points from international matches during the 2014 season.

In November, she won first place in an international judo competition in China after winning all four of her matches in less than four minutes. It was her third gold medal in under six weeks, having also won international grand prix tournaments in Tashkent and Astana.

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Gerbi won a silver medal in the 2014 Judo World Championships, where the 25-year-old remarkably beat all of her opponents before reaching the finals.

Gerbi hopes to compete in the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

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