Israeli judoka wins gold medal in China
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Israeli judoka wins gold medal in China

Yarden Gerbi beats all 4 opponents to take first place in Olympic qualifying tournament

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 won first place in the Qingdao Grand Prix Thursday, an international judo competition held in Qingdao, China.

Gerbi, who competes in the under 63-kilo category, won all four of her matches in less than four minutes on her way to the gold.

The victory marks Gerbi’s third gold medal in less than six weeks, having also won international grand prix tournaments in Tashkent and Astana.

“This medal is very important to me, I was able to prove to myself that even on an off day I can beat any rival,” Gerbi said, according to a Ynet news report.

מדליית זהב בגרנד פרי בצ׳ינדאו, אחרי יום תחרות לא קל אני מרוצה. אני רוצה להודות לשני הרשקו , איגוד הג׳ודו ולשלושת החברות…

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

The three-day tournament in Qingdao is a qualifier for athletes hoping to compete in the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

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