Israeli Sports Fans Have Much to Celebrate
Israeli club football (soccer) teams won some convincing victories in recent days, advancing in the Champions League qualifying round and delighting their fans. Meanwhile, Israel’s 2016 Olympic Judo bronze medalist Ori Sasson won a gold medal at the Budapest Grand Prix tournament this week. Elsewhere, Israel’s Under-18 baseball squad overcame Belgium 8-5 to win the European Championship qualifiers in Stockholm, earning a spot in next year’s European Championship tournament. Finally, Also in recent days, track athlete Selamawit Dagnachew secured a spot at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:08.39 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Finally, Israel’s Paralympic rowing team won several medals at the 2019 World Rowing Cup III in Rotterdam.