Judo: Isreal wins first medal at Rio 2016

Yarden Gerbi (Israeli Judoka)

Former world champion Yarden Gerbi of Israel won the first bronze in Rio in the women’s under 63kg category.

The result gave Israel their first medal at Rio 2016 and their fourth-ever Olympic judo medal and also meant that this was the first category in the competition without a Japanese medallist.

Anicka van Emden earned The Netherlands their first judo podium at Rio 2016 and denied hosts Brazil what would have been a second on the tatami, winning the other bronze medal contest at the expense of Silva.

World champion Tina Trstenjak of Slovenia picked the gold medal while world number two Clarisse Agbegnenou of France settled for the silverware.



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