Israeli judoka Timna Nelson-Levy wins European gold

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Israel's Timna Nelson Levy celebrates after defeating France's Sarah Leonie Cysique in the European Judo Championships 2022 in Sofia, Bulgaria on April 29, 2022.
Nikolay DOYCHINOV / AFPIsrael's Timna Nelson Levy celebrates after defeating France's Sarah Leonie Cysique in the European Judo Championships 2022 in Sofia, Bulgaria on April 29, 2022.

Nelson-Levy is the first Israeli since Yael Arad in 1993 to win the European Judo Championship

Israeli judoka Timna Nelson-Levy won gold at the European Judo Championships in Bulgaria in the under 57-kilogram weight category on Friday, prevailing against France's Sarah-Léonie Cysique.

Nelson-Levy, 27, secured the victory after two minutes of combat, becoming the first Israeli since Yael Arad in 1993 to win the European Judo Championship.

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“Congratulations to Timna Nelson-Levy who once again proved what a winner she is and won the gold medal at the European Championships. Timna, you are a true champion! We are very proud of you. We trust you and our Israeli athletes are proud of you," said Israel's Minister of Culture and Sports Chili Tropper.

Another Israeli female judoka, Shira Rishony, snatched the bronze medal in the lighter 48-kilogram weight category.

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