Israeli Woman Takes Gold at Judo World Championship
JNS.org – Israeli Yarden Gerbi took the women’s gold in the 63-kilogram division at the Judo world championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday.
Entering the match as the top-ranked competitor in the world, Gerbi defeated her challenger, France’s Clarisse Agbegnenou, the second-ranked player in the world, to earn her title in only 43 seconds.
Gerbi won all of her five fights in the competitive by “ippon,” or Judo’s version of a knockout, Ynet reported. She is the fifth Israeli to win a medal in the Judo world championships.