An Israeli team of Israeli athletes took home the bronze medal at the world cup’s final in Russia after defeating Iraq’s first team 4-0 in the final of the Kabaddi World Cup.
The Israel team took home bronze medals in the men’s 100 meters (2:05.44), women’s 50 meters (1:55.09), women 60 meters (3:20.21) and men’s 60 meters sprint final (2.06 seconds).
The team, led by Israel’s most decorated player, Haifa Erez, took home silver medals in women’s 60 meter sprint final and men, 50 meters, 100 meters sprint finals, and overall medals.
The Israel players, from both the Israeli national and Israeli youth teams, made the team in preparation for the upcoming world championships in Russia.
“This is a big step in Israel’s development as a sport, but it’s also important to show that Israel is committed to bringing its athletes to the Olympics,” said Shlomo Gershon, director of the Israeli sports ministry.
After defeating Iraq in the finals, Israel went on to win the bronze, silver and gold medals.
Israel’s national soccer team also took home a bronze medal in the women’s team event.
Israel is one of four countries to have qualified for the 2018 world championships, along with Canada, Australia and South Africa.
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