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Israeli judoka Gili Cohen

Israeli judokas won two gold medals and a bronze this weekend at the Grand Slam in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Israeli judoka Gili Cohen, 27, defeated Ana Perez Box of Spain on Friday in the women’s under-52kg category to take the gold. Cohen took the bronze last October in in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam.


Israeli judoku Sagi Muki beat former world champion Nagase Takanori of Japan in the under-81kg final to win the gold medal in the same competition this weekend as well. This is Muki’s third Grand Slam gold; he won gold last October at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam.

Israeli teammate Baruch Shmailov won the bronze medal in the men’s under-66kg class.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.