Gefen Primo and Tal Flicker from Israel have won bronze medals at the 2018 European Judo Championships held in Tel Aviv. The second day of the competition will begin with a moment of silence for the victims of the Dead Sea flooding.
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Israeli judokas Gefen Primo and Tal Flicker won bronze medals on Thursday at the 2018 European Judo Championships held in Tel Aviv.
Primo, 18, won against Irem Korkmaz from Turkey in the women’s -52 kg competition. Flicker, 25, won against Marko Gusich from Montenegro in the men’s -62 kg competition.
Both Primo and Flicker said the cheers from the local crowd gave them confidence and helped them win. “I have never had such a crowd,” Flicker said after winning the bronze. “It’s the best feeling in the world.”
The second day of the competition on Friday will begin with a moment of silence in memory of the nine Israeli teenagers killed in a flash flood near the Dead Sea. This decision was made jointly by Israel’s Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev, International Judo Federation President Marius Vizer and Israel Judo Association Chairman Moshe Ponti.