Meanwhile, Israeli Olympians Misha Zilberman (men’s singles badminton), Baruch Shmailov (men’s judo) and Artem Dolgopyat (men’s artistic gymnastics) advanced in their events by besting their first opponents.
(Israel21c) – Israel won its first medal during the first full day of the Tokyo Olympics on July 24.
Avishag Semberg, 19, won a bronze medal in taekwondo in the women’s under-49kg category, defeating Turkey’s Rukiye Yıldırım 27-22.
This is Israel’s 10th Olympic medal in history and its first in taekwondo.
Also on Saturday, 17-year-old swimmer Anastasia Gorbenko set a new youth record in the 100-meter butterfly qualifier at 58.23 seconds. Although she is now only in 18th place overall, she will be competing each day of this week.