Israeli woman takes gold at Judo world championship

( 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, 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.


Posted on August 30, 2013 .