100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes. These materials may be under copyright. If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission. If you have questions about the collection, please contact the Bentley Historical Library at bentley.ref@umich.edu

July 19, 1996 - Image 86

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1996-07-19

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

FOR THE RECORD

Israeli Olympians

he Israeli delegation to the
1996 Olympic Games will
include a mix of native Israelis
and Soviet immigrants with the
country's best chances for a
medal in judo, wrestling and
shooting. Jewish eyes should be
fixed on an expert marksman, Boris
Polak, an immigrant wrestler, Gotcha
Tzitzuashvili, and the two judo play-
ers who won Israel's first Olympic
medals in Barcelona in 1992, Yael
Arad and Oren Smadja. At press time,
the Israeli delegation included:

Archery

Yaron Kolesnik
Age: 23
Achievements: First at the Grand Prix in
Cyprus in 1994; sixth at the World Halls
Championship in England; Students
World champion in France this year.
Coach: Valentin Toblin
Training: Wingate Institute
Membership: Jerusalem Hapoel
Immigrated: 1990

Boxing

Vladislav Neymane
Age: 30
Achievements: Ranked third at the Eu-
ropean boxing championship in 1993 and
1994, and fifth at the World Cham-
pionship in 1995.
Coach: Ram Raviv
Training: Maccabee Azaria
Residence: Rishon-Lezion
Immigrated: 1990

Fencing

Training: Hapoel Acre
Residence: Acre

Ayelet Ohayon
Age: 22
Achievements: Second at
the World Youth Cup in
1993; eighth at the Euro-
pean Adult Women
Championship in 1995;
and seventh at the World
Groups Championship in
1995.
Coach: Haim Hatuel
Lilach Fritzki
Training: Hapoel Acre
Personal: Recently com- Ayelet Ohayon
pleted military service and
is now a student at West
Galilee College in Acre.

Ira Slavitzki
Age: 25
Achievements: Ranked 21st
at the World Cup in France
in 1993 and seventh in
groups at the World Cham-
pionship in 1994.
Coach: Shlomi Eyal
Training: Kefar Yehoshua
Club
Residence: Acre
Immigrated: 1990
Occupation: Physical training teacher

Judo

Top contenders:
Yael Arad
Age: 29

the Munich Olympics in 1972.
This year, she dedicates her
matches to slain Israeli Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

Oren Smadja
Age: 26
Weight class: 78 kilograms
Achievements: Israel's first
Olympic bronze medalist at the
1992 Olympics in
Barcelona. He ranked
third at the European
Judo Championship in
1992, was the competi-
tion winner in Belgium in
1994 and a silver medal-
ist at the 1995 World
Championships.
Coach: His father, Mau-
rice
Training: Wingate Insti-
tute
Membership: Hapoel Tel
Aviv
Residence: Netanya

Also competing:
Guy Fogel
Age: 21
Weight class: Males up to 60 kilo-
grams
Achievements: Seventh place at
the World Championships in 1990
and 1995.
Coach: Yaacov Baruch
Training: Wingate Institute
Membership: Hapoel Raanana
Residence: Raanana
Occupation: Soldier

Shooting

Top contender:
Boris Polak

Oren
Smadja,
far left

Lior
Carmi

Guy
Fogel,
far left

Boris
Polak

Amit Lang
Age: 26
Weight class: Males up to 60 kilograms
Achievements: Third at the European
Championship for Youth in 1990; repre-
sented Israel at the Barcelona Olympic
Games in 1992; fifth at the European
Championships in England in 1995.
Coach: Dani Leopold
Training: Wingate Institute
Membership: Maccabee Tel Aviv
Residence: Tel Aviv

Top contender:
Lydia Hatuel
Age: 33
Achievements: Eighth at the World
Cup in 1995 and the World Cham-
pionship in 1995; seventh at the Ira Slav itzki
Yael Arad
World Groups Championship in
1995; third and eighth at the World Cup Weight class: Females 61 kilograms
Einat Yaron
in Germany and Italy this year. She also Achievements: Israel's first Olympic sil- Age:
23
participated in the Los Angeles and ver medalist at the 1992 Olympics in
Weight
class: Females 57 kilograms
Barcelona;
gold
medal
in
Paris
in
1992;
Barcelona Games.
silver at 1993 World Championships in Achievements: Bronze medal at
= Coach: Her brother, Haim
Canada; fifth in the World Champi- the European Championship in
CI) Training: Hapoel Acre
onships in Japan in 1995; and bronze in 1995.
Residence: Acre
a major international tournament in Coach: Dani Leopold
Occupation: Physical training teacher.
Training: Eitanin, Ramat-
Moscow this year.
Hasharon
Coach:
Dani
Leopold
Also competing:
Training: Holon, Maccabee Tel Aviv and Residence: Herzliya
Lilach Fritzki
Wingate
Institute
Age: 24
Kayaking (Canoeing)
Achievements: Third at the World Youth Residence: Afeka
Occupation:
Served
in
the
Israeli
army
Lior Carmi
Cup in 1992; eighth at the World Cham-
Age: 20
pionship in 1995 and the World Cup in as a sports instructor.
Personal: In 1992, she dedicated her sil- Achievements: Ninth at the World
1996.
ver medal to 11 Israeli athletes killed in Youth Championship in 1993 and
Coach: Mirkin Yosef

LU

o

LI-,

8

fourth at the World Cup in Poland in
1995.
Coach: Aviram Mizrahi
Training: Hapoel Emek Hayarden ma-
rina
Residence: Kibbutz Massada

Einat Yaron

Age: 42
Category: Air rifle and free rifle
Achievements: Reigning world champion
in the Olympic air rifle event; won gold
and silver in two major world competi-
tions between 1994 and 1995; won World
Championship in air gun in 1994; fourth
at the World Cup in Japan in 1995 and
the international competition in Finland
in January.
Training: Olympic shooting range in Her-
zliya.
Immigrated: 1992
Residence: Ashkelon
Personal: Soviet coaches told him 10
years ago he was too old to compete.

Also competing:
Eduard Alayev
Age: 29
Category: Moving target
with an air gun
Achievements: Ranked 15th
at the Barcelona Olympics
in 1992; gold medal at the
World Cup in Guatemala in
1992; and third at the In-
ternational Competition in
Finland in 1995.

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan