Judo in Israel

Judo Israel celebrated the two Olympic bronze medals achieved by Yarden Gerbi and Or Sasson in Rio 2016. Yael Arad and Shay-Oren Smadja in 1992 and Ariel Zeevi in 2004 also won Olympic judo medals. Yarden Gerbi was the first and only judo World champion of Israel in 2013. Israel won 8 World Championships medals. Yael Arad won a European title in 1993, Ariel Zeevi won four judo titles for Israel. Sagi Muki was the last in 2018. In 2016 the European U23 Championships are held in Tel Aviv. Women’s headcoach Shani Hersko heads the women’s team, Shay-Oren Smadja is the men’s headcoach. Israel successfully organised the inaugural Grand Prix in Tel Aviv in 2019.

Judo legends B S G

  • Ariel Zeevi
  • 524
  • Yael Arad
  • 321
  • Yarden Gerbi
  • 321
  • Sagi Muki
  • 003
  • Shay-Oren Smadga
  • 210

Ariel Zeevi - Super star

Sagi Muki - Idol

Last 365 days of judo B S G

  • Peter Paltchik
  • 102
  • Or Sasson
  • 002
  • Sagi Muki
  • 011
  • Tohar Butbul
  • 011
  • Gefen Primo
  • 101

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Last results

Judo event Type Place Date
Grand Prix Tel AvivGPTel Aviv23 Jan 2020
Grand Prix Tel AvivGPTel Aviv24 Jan 2019
Israelian Championships Tel AvivNCTel Aviv6 Dec 2018
European Championships Tel AvivEChTel Aviv26 Apr 2018
Israelian Championships Ra'ananaNCRa'anana21 Dec 2017


Name Birthdate Age
Stiven Gordeev27 May 199921 years
Alex Gordeev27 May 199921 years
Yonah Melnik27 May 194971 years
Tal Flicker28 May 199228 years
Naor Itah1 Jun 199723 years