Israeli Nili Block Wins Thai Boxing Title at European Championships in Paris
Four-time world champion Israeli Nili Block took home another title on Saturday, winning the gold medal at the Thai Boxing European Championships in Paris, the Hebrew news site Ynet reported.
Block, who was born in the US and moved to Israel with her family as a young child, competed in the 60-kilogram division and defeated Russian opponent Vinnikova Ekaterina in the final bout.
In 2015, Block was named to The Algemeiner’s “J100” list. She has said of being a world champion: “It is such a good feeling. … It’s so special to become a symbol in the world as a Jew and as an Israeli.”