Israel at the
2020 Summer Olympics
IOC codeISR
NOCOlympic Committee of Israel
Websitewww.olympicsil.co.il (in Hebrew and English)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors90 (55 men and 35 women) in 15 sports and 66 events
Flag bearers (opening)Yakov Toumarkin
Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko
Flag bearer (closing)Linoy Ashram
Medals
Ranked 39th
Gold
2
Silver
0
Bronze
2
Total
4
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Israel competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo with its largest contingent to date − a delegation of 90 athletes, 55 men and 35 women, who competed in 15 different sports. This was almost double the previous number of 47 athletes who represented Israel at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.[1][2] The Games were also Israel's most successful to date, winning four medals, including two gold.[1] At Tokyo, Israel marked its Olympic debuts in surfing (new to the 2020 Games), baseball (returning to the Games), archery, equestrian and marathon swimming.

Israel returned home from Tokyo with two gold and two bronze medals, a record number of medals won by Israel in one Olympics. Artistic gymnast Artem Dolgopyat won the gold medal in the men's floor exercise and rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram won the gold medal at the women's rhythmic individual all-around event. Taekwondo practitioner Avishag Semberg won the bronze medal in the Women's 49 kg category and the national judo team won another bronze medal in the mixed team event. Several Israeli athletes advanced to the finals of their respective sporting events, but narrowly missed out on standing on the winner's podium.[1]

Originally scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020, the Games were postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic until 23 July to 8 August 2021.[3] Since Israel's debut in 1952, Israeli athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, other than the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, which it opted not to attend because of the nation's support for the US-led boycott. This was Israel's 17th appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Backstroke swimmer Yakov Toumarkin and triple jumper Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko were chosen as the nation's flag bearers at the opening ceremony and Linoy Ashram was chosen as the nation's flag bearer at the closeing ceremony.[1]

Also, for the first time since 11 Israeli athletes and a West German police officer were murdered during the Munich Olympics in 1972 by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, a moment of silence was held during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.[4][5]

Medalists

Further information: 2020 Summer Olympics medal table and List of 2020 Summer Olympics medal winners

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Artem Dolgopyat Gymnastics Men's floor 1 August
 Gold Linoy Ashram Gymnastics Rhythmic individual all-around 7 August
 Bronze Avishag Semberg Taekwondo Women's 49 kg 24 July
 Bronze Israel national judo team Judo Mixed team 31 July

Competitors

The Olympic delegation and  the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin
The Olympic delegation and the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin

The Israeli delegation includes 90 athletes, competing in 15 sports.[6]

Sport Disciplines Men Women Total
Aquatics Artistic swimming N/A 2 2
Swimming 9 3 12
Marathon swimming 1 0 1
Archery 1 0 1
Athletics 3 6 9
Badminton 1 1 2
Baseball 24 N/A 24
Cycling Mountain biking 1 0 1
Road 0 1 1
Equestrian Jumping 2 2 4
Gymnastics Artistic 2 1 3
Rhythmic N/A 7 7
Judo 6 6 12
Sailing 1 4 5
Shooting 1 0 1
Surfing 0 1 1
Taekwondo 0 1 1
Triathlon 2 0 2
Weightlifting 1 0 1
Total 55 35 90

This will be Alexander Shatilov's fourth appearance at the Olympics, and Sergey Richter's, Yakov Toumarkin's, and Misha Zilberman's third appearance. Nine members of the delegation will participate in the games for the second time: Lonah Chemtai Salpeter, Gili Cohen, Shlomi Haimy, Sagi Muki, Andrea Murez, Shira Rishony, Or Sasson, Marhu Teferi, and Maor Tiyouri.

This will be Alberto Michán's third appearance at the Olympics, but this is the first time he is representing Israel. Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko will also appear for the third time at the Olympics, but only for the second time as part of the Israeli delegation.

Seven athletes from the delegation have previously participated in the Youth Olympic Games: Linoy Ashram, Gal Cohen Groumi, Artem Dolgopyat, Anastasia Gorbenko, Denis Loktev, Avishag Semberg, and Yakov Toumarkin.

Schedule

This schedule shows all the events in which Israeli athletes have participated or may participate.[7]

All times and dates use Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
OC Opening ceremony 1 Event competitions 1 Medal events EG Exhibition gala CC Closing ceremony
July/August 2021 23
Fri
24
Sat
25
Sun
26
Mon
27
Tue
28
Wed
29
Thu
30
Fri
31
Sat
1
Sun
2
Mon
3
Tue
4
Wed
5
Thu
6
Fri
7
Sat
8
Sun
Ceremonies
OC CC
Aquatics
Artistic swimming
1
Marathon swimming
1
Swimming
1 3 3 1 4 3 3 1
Archery
1 1 1
Athletics
3 1 1 2 1
Badminton
1 1 1 1
Baseball
1 1 1 1 1
Cycling
Road cycling
1 1
Mountain biking
1
Equestrian
1 1 1
Gymnastics
Artistic
1 1 1
Rhythmic
1 1 1
Judo
1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1
Sailing
3 3 1 3 4 2 2 1 1 1
Shooting
1
Surfing
1
Taekwondo
1
Triathlon
1
Weightlifting
1
July/August 2021 23
Fri
24
Sat
25
Sun
26
Mon
27
Tue
28
Wed
29
Thu
30
Fri
31
Sat
1
Sun
2
Mon
3
Tue
4
Wed
5
Thu
6
Fri
7
Sat
8
Sun

Archery

Main articles: Archery at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Archery at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Itay Shanny

One Israeli archer qualified directly for the men's individual recurve at the Games, by reaching the quarterfinals and obtaining one of the seven available spots at the 2021 Final Qualification Tournament in Paris, France. This marked Israel's debut in Olympic archery.[8]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Itay Shanny Men's individual 635 60  Muto (JPN)
W 7–3
 Rai (IND)
W 6–5
 Tang (TPE)
L 5–6
Did not advance 9

Artistic swimming

Main articles: Artistic swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Artistic swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Israel fielded a squad of two artistic swimmers to compete in the women's duet event, by finishing sixth at the 2021 FINA Olympic Qualification Tournament in Barcelona, Spain.

Athlete Event Free routine (preliminary) Technical routine Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Eden Blecher
Shelly Bobritsky
Duet 84.6333 16 83.8580 168.4913 15 Did not advance

Athletics

Main articles: Athletics at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Athletics at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Selamawit Teferi
Marhu Teferi
Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko

Nine Israeli athletes met the entry standards, either by qualifying time or by world ranking, in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[9][10]

Key
Track & road events
Men
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Haimro Alame Marathon 2:17:17 37
Girmaw Amare 2:16:17 28
Marhu Teferi 2:13:02 13
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Diana Vaisman 100 m Bye 11.27 SB 4 Did not advance
Adva Cohen 3000 m steeplechase 10:05.95 14 N/A Did not advance
Selamawit Dagnachew 5000 m 14:53.43 NR 8 q N/A 14:54.39 10
10000 m N/A 32:46.46 23
Lonah Chemtai Salpeter Marathon N/A 2:48:31 66
Maor Tiyouri 2:37:52 48


Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko Women's triple jump 14.36 SB 8 q 14.60 SB 6

Badminton

Main articles: Badminton at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Badminton at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Israel entered two badminton players (one per gender) into the Olympic tournament. Misha Zilberman and Ksenia Polikarpova were selected to compete at the Games each in the men's and women's singles based on the BWF World Race to Tokyo Rankings.[11][12]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Misha Zilberman Men's singles  Sai Praneeth (IND)
W (21–17, 21–15)
 Caljouw (NED)
L (21–17, 9–21, 10–21)
2 Did not advance 15
Ksenia Polikarpova Women's singles  Sindhu (IND)
L (7–21, 10–21)
 Cheung (HKG)
L (15–21, 21–15, 16–21)
3 Did not advance 15

Baseball

Main articles: Baseball at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Baseball at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

The current Israel national baseball team that competes at the 2020 Summer Olympics is composed mostly of American Jews with only four Israeli-born players.[13]

The Israel national baseball team qualified for the Olympics by winning the gold medal at the 2019 WSBC Africa and Europe Qualification Tournament in Italy and securing an outright berth, marking the country's Olympic debut in baseball.[14]

Team Group Stage Round 1 Round 2 Round 1 repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
National baseball team  South Korea
L (5–6)
 United States
L (1–8)
3  Mexico
W (12–5)
 South Korea
L (1–11)
 Dominican Republic
L (6–7)
Did not advance 5
Team roster
Ian Kinsler
Danny Valencia
Ryan Lavarnway

The Israel Association of Baseball announced the team's final roster on July 5, 2021.[15] The team is composed mostly of Israeli-American Jews with only four Israeli-born players.[16]

Baseball at the 2020 Summer Olympics Israel roster
Players Coaches
Pitchers
Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches


Group play
Pos Team Pld W L RF RA RD PCT GB Qualification
1  United States 2 2 0 12 3 +9 1.000 Round 2
2  South Korea 2 1 1 8 9 −1 .500 1 Round 1 game #2
3  Israel 2 0 2 6 14 −8 .000 2 Round 1 game #1
Source: TOCOG and WBSC
29 July 19:00
Yokohama Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
 Israel 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 5 7 0
 South Korea 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 6 11 0
WP: Oh Seung-hwan (1–0)   LP: Jeremy Bleich (0–1)
Home runs:
ISR: Ian Kinsler (1), Ryan Lavarnway 2 (2)
KOR: Oh Ji-hwan (1), Lee Jung-hoo (1), Hyun-soo Kim (1)
Boxscore
30 July 19:00
Yokohama Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 United States 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 1 1 8 11 0
 Israel 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
WP: Joe Ryan (1–0)   LP: Joey Wagman (0–1)
Home runs:
USA: Tyler Austin (1)
ISR: Danny Valencia (1)
Boxscore
Round 1
1 August 12:00
Yokohama Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Israel 1 0 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 12 12 0
 Mexico 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 8 1
WP: Zack Weiss (1–0)   LP: Manny Barreda (0–1)
Home runs:
ISR: Danny Valencia (2)
MEX: None
Boxscore
Round 2
2 August 12:00
Yokohama Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Israel 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 X X 1 3 2
 South Korea (7) 1 2 0 0 7 0 1 X X 11 18 0
WP: Cho Sang-woo (1–0)   LP: Joey Wagman (0–2)
Home runs:
ISR: None
KOR: Oh Ji-hwan (2), Hyun-soo Kim (2)
Boxscore
Round 1 repechage
3 August 19:00
Yokohama Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Israel 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 6 9 2
 Dominican Republic 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 7 9 1
WP: Luis Felipe Castillo (1–1)   LP: Zack Weiss (1–1)
Home runs:
ISR: Danny Valencia (3)
DOM: Jeison Guzman (1), Johan Mieses (1)
Boxscore

Cycling

Main articles: Cycling at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Cycling at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Mountain biking

Israel qualified one men mountain biker based on the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships when Shlomi Haimy finished in 30th place. Israel was the second-highest ranked country which had not yet qualified any quota places through the UCI Olympic Mountain Biking rankings.[17] The Israel Cycling Federation decided that Haimy will be the Israeli mountain biker representative for the games.[18]

Athlete Event Time Time Behind Rank
Shlomi Haimy Men's cross-country 1:36:58 +11:44 33

Road

Omer Shapira

Israeli road cyclist Omer Shapira ranked 60th in the Individual UCI World Ranking for women with 316.17 points and won a quota for Israel.[19] Shapira also finished 13th at the Women individual time trial event at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, but after decreasing to one athlete per country, Shapira placed eighth. The first 10 places automatically qualified their country to the women's individual time trial event.[20][21] The Israel Cycling Federation decided that Shapira will be the Israeli road cyclist representative for the games.[18]

Athlete Event Time Time Behind Rank
Omer Shapira Women's road race 3:55:23 +2:38 24
Women's time trial 33:15.84 +3:02.35 15

Equestrian

Main articles: Equestrian at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Equestrian at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Alberto Michán Halbinger

Israel fielded a squad of three equestrian riders in the Olympic team jumping competition. In July 2019 Team Israel's Daniel Bluman, Ashlee Bond, Danielle G. Waldman, and Elad Yaniv won the Olympic Jumping Qualifier at Maxima Park in Moscow, qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, the first time that Israel has earned a place in the Olympics in equestrian.[22][23] However, due to a technicality regarding the registration of his horse Gemma W, Bluman was deemed ineligible to compete just weeks prior to the start of the competition.[24] The Israel Equestrian Federation decided that Ashlee Bond, Alberto Michán, Danielle G. Waldman, and Teddy Vlock will be the representatives in the games, with the identity of the three riders who will participate in each day will be determined the day before.

Jumping

Danielle G. Waldman and Queensland E have been named the traveling alternates.

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Time Rank
Ashlee Bond Donatello Individual 0 =1 Q 5 88.02 11
Alberto Michán Cosa Nostra Eliminated Did not advance
Teddy Vlock Amsterdam 6 42 Did not advance
Ashlee Bond
Alberto Michán
Teddy Vlock
See above Team Eliminated Did not advance

Gymnastics

Main articles: Gymnastics at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Gymnastics at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Artistic

Israel entered two artistic gymnasts into the Olympic competition. Three-time Olympian Alexander Shatilov booked a spot in the men's individual all-around and apparatus events, by finishing seventh out of the 12 gymnasts eligible for qualification at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, while Artem Dolgopyat secured one of the three places available for individual-based gymnasts, neither part of the team nor qualified through the all-around, in the floor exercise at the same tournament.[25]

Lihie Raz received a spare berth from the women's apparatus event, as one of the female gymnasts from the individual all-around, not yet qualified, at the 2019 World Championships. Raz qualified for the floor final at the 2020 European Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships and thus met the Israeli criteria set by the Israeli Gymnastics Federation and ensured her participation in the Olympic Games.

Men
Artem Dolgopyat
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Total Rank Total Rank
Alexander Shatilov Floor 13.500 47 Did not advance
Artem Dolgopyat 15.200 1 Q 14.933 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Pommel horse 12.766 56 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V [a] UB BB F V UB BB F
Lihie Raz All-around 14.233/13.566
Avg: 13.899 (15)
11.700 (70) 12.066 (64) 12.400 (59) 50.399 59 Did not advance
  1. ^ Gymnasts who wanted to qualify for the vault final performed a second vault, with the average of the two counting for event final qualification. Only the first vault counted for individual and team all-around qualification.

Rhythmic

Linoy Ashram
Nicol Zelikman

Linoy Ashram and Nicol Zelikman secured two quotas for the Israeli delegation by finishing third and eleventh, respectively, at the 2019 World Championships all-around individual event.[26] Also, Israel qualified a squad of rhythmic gymnasts for the group all-around by virtue of finishing within the top-five among National Olympic Committees that are not yet qualified at the 2019 World Championships.

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Linoy Ashram Individual 23.500 28.250 27.850 23.500 103.100 3 Q 27.550 28.300 28.650 23.300 107.800 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Nicol Zelikman 24.350 25.500 24.950 21.100 95.900 7 Q 23.700 24.150 25.600 22.150 95.600 7
Athletes Event Qualification Final
5 apps 3+2 apps Total Rank 5 apps. 3+2 apps Total Rank
Ofir Dayan
Yana Kramarenko
Natalie Raits
Yuliana Telegina
Karin Vexman
Group 44.000 40.650 84.650 4 Q 44.100 39.750 83.850 6

Judo

Main articles: Judo at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Judo at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Baruch Shmailov
Peter Paltchik
Sagi Muki
Or Sasson

Israel qualified a squad of 12 judoka (six men and six women) for each of the following weight classes at the Games by the IJF World Ranking List of 28 June 2021.[27]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Baruch Shmailov −66 kg N/A  Loforte (MOZ)
W 11–00s1
 Katz (AUS)
W 01–00
 Margvelashvili (GEO)
L 00–10
Did not advance  Gomboc (SLO)
W 01–00s1
 Cargnin (BRA)
L 00s1–01s1
5
Tohar Butbul −73 kg Bye No competitor
W 10–00 (FG)
 Sterpu (MDA)
W 10–00
 An (KOR)
L 00s1–01s1
Did not advance  Margelidon (CAN)
L 00–10s2
Did not advance 7
Sagi Muki −81 kg Bye  Santos (BRA)
W 10–00
 Borchashvili (AUT)
L 00s2-01s2
Did not advance 9
Li Kochman −90 kg Bye  Klammert (CZE)
W 10–00s1
 Bekauri (GEO)
L 01s1-10
Did not advance 9
Peter Paltchik −100 kg N/A Bye  Lkhagvasürengiin (MGL)
W 01s1–00s2
 Wolf (JPN)
L 00s1–01s1
Did not advance  El Nahas (CAN)
L 00–10s1
Did not advance 7
Or Sasson +100 kg N/A Bye  Riner (FRA)
L 00–01
Did not advance 9
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Shira Rishony −48 kg  Álvarez (COL)
W 10–00
 Figueroa (ESP)
W 10–00
 Mönkhbatyn (MGL)
L 00–11
Did not advance  Lin (TPE)
W 10s1–00s2
 Bilodid (UKR)
L 00s1–10s1
5
Gili Cohen −52 kg  Babamuratova (TKM)
W 10s1–00
 Van Snick (BEL)
L 00–10
Did not advance 9
Timna Nelson-Levy −57 kg Bye  Perišić (SRB)
W 10s1–00s3
 Yoshida (JPN)
L 00s1–01
Did not advance  Kajzer (SLO)
L 00–10s2
Did not advance 7
Gili Sharir −63 kg  Haecker (AUS)
L 00s3–10s2
Did not advance 17
Inbar Lanir −78 kg  Otgon (MGL)
W 10–00
 Aguiar (BRA)
L 00–10
Did not advance 9
Raz Hershko +78 kg  Alqahtani (KSA)
W 11–00
 Sone (JPN)
L 00–11
Did not advance 9
Mixed Team
The Israel national judo team members, wearing their bronze medals from the 2020 Summer Olympics Mixed Team event in 2021
The Israel national judo team members, wearing their bronze medals from the 2020 Summer Olympics Mixed Team event in 2021

The Tokyo games hosted the first Judo Mixed team event. Nations qualifying at least one athlete in the −57 (−48, −52 & -57), −70 (−57, −63 & -70) & +70 (−70, −78 & +78) weight categories for women, and at least one athlete in the −73 (−60, −66 & -73), −90 (−73, −81 & -90) & +90 (−90, −100 & +100) weight categories for men, will compete in the team event. The Israeli team has qualified to the event, and won a bronze medal.[28]

Team Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Israel national judo Mixed team:
Tohar Butbul
Raz Hershko
Li Kochman
Inbar Lanir
Sagi Muki
Timna Nelson-Levy
Peter Paltchik
Shira Rishony
Or Sasson
Gili Sharir
Baruch Shmailov
Team  Italy (ITA)
W 4–3
 France (FRA)
L 3–4
Did not advance  Brazil (BRA)
W 4–2
 ROC (ROC)
W 4–1
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Sailing

Main articles: Sailing at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Sailing at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Yoav Cohen

Israeli sailors qualified three boats in each of the following classes. Gil Cohen and Noa Lasry secured a quota for the Israeli delegation by finishing eleventh in the women's 470 event at the 2018 Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark.[29][30] Ofek Elimelech and Mia Morris finished twelfth and fourteenth in their respective RS:X class. Both of these results promised two more quotas for the Israeli delegation.[31] Shay Kakon secured another quota for the Israeli delegation through the Europe Laser Radial qualification event in Vilamoura, Portugal.[32]

Katy Spychakov secured her place on the Israeli squad, after she topped the overall ranking of Israel's selection meets. Yoav Cohen finished in fifth place at the 2021 RS:X World Championships and tied with Shahar Tzuberi in israel’s selection ranking. Gur Steinberg, the team's coach, decided that Cohen would be the representative for the Games instead of Zubari, who had been chosen before the postponement of the Olympics. Shahar Tibi and Noya Bar Am were chosen to represent Israel in the 470 event, while Kakon was selected in the women's Laser Radial.

Athlete Event Race Net Points Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M
Yoav Cohen Men's RS:X 12 6 2 7 6 6 6 7 16 6 4 12 2 76 4
Katy Spychakov Women's RS:X 3 5 9 7 10 3 13 13 9 1 4 1 20 85 6
Shay Kakon Women's Laser Radial 39 13 38 18 39 32 34 39 2 5 N/A EL 220 30
Noya Bar Am
Shahar Tibi
Women's 470 2 14 DSQ
(22)
3 10 11 4 11 6 13 6 80 8
Key

Shooting

Main articles: Shooting at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Shooting at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Israeli shooter Sergey Richter achieved quota places for the delegation in the men's 10 metre air rifle, by winning the gold medal at the 2019 European Games.[33][34] This will be his third appearance at the Olympics.

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Sergey Richter Men's 10 m air rifle 624.5 27 Did not advance

Surfing

Anat Lelior

Main articles: Surfing at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Surfing at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Israel will send one surfer to compete in the women's shortboard at the Games. Anat Lelior secured a qualification slot for the nation as the highest-ranked surfer from Europe and one of the top 30 surfers in the overall open division at the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games in Miyazaki, Japan.[35]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Score Rank Score Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Anat Lelior Women's shortboard 7.77 4 R2 8.93 4 Did not advance 17

Swimming

Main articles: Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Matan Roditi
Gal Cohen Groumi
Itay Goldfaden
Anastasia Gorbenko
Andrea Murez

Qualification for Israeli swimmers in the individual swimming events in Tokyo is accomplished by achieving the qualifying standards in the events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[36][37] All Israeli swimmers must attain the FINA Olympic A-cut at one of the selection meets approved by the Israeli Swimming Association (ISA), or one percent faster at any other competition.

Israel can also enter a team for relay events with a top-12 finish at the 2019 FINA World Championships, provided that at least two swimmers in each relay event are qualified for any of the individual events.

Matan Roditi became the first Israeli swimmer to compete in the open water marathon at the Games after finishing fourth in the 10 km at the 2021 FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier in Setubal, Portugal.[38]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Meiron Cheruti 50 m freestyle 22.01 17 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 49.26 29 Did not advance
Michael Laitarovsky 100 m backstroke 55.34 36 Did not advance
Yakov Toumarkin 100 m backstroke 54.81 31 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 1:59.65 28 Did not advance
Tomer Frankel 100 m butterfly 51.99 21 Did not advance
Gal Cohen Groumi 100 m butterfly DNS Did not advance
200 m individual medley 1:59.44 =30 Did not advance
Ron Polonsky 200 m breaststroke 2:12.71 27 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 1:58.95 =26 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:21.50 27 N/A Did not advance
Denis Loktev 200 m freestyle 1:47.68 27 Did not advance
Gal Cohen Groumi
Tomer Frankel
Denis Loktev
Daniel Namir
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:08.65 NR 10 N/A Did not advance
Matan Roditi 10 km open water N/A 1:49:24.9 4
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Andrea Murez 50 m freestyle 25.48 30 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 54.06 NR 22 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 1:58.97 19 Did not advance
Anastasia Gorbenko 100 m backstroke 59.90 12 Q 59.30 8 Q NR 59.53 8
100 m breaststroke DNS Did not advance
100 m butterfly 58.23 18 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:28.41 28 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:10.21 7 Q 2:10.70 10 Did not advance
Aviv Barzelay 200 m backstroke 2:11.13 15 Q 2:12.93 15 Did not advance
Mixed
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Gal Cohen Groumi
Itay Goldfaden
Anastasia Gorbenko
Andrea Murez
4 × 100 m medley relay 3:43.94 NR 8 Q 3:44.77 8

Taekwondo

Main articles: Taekwondo at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Taekwondo at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Avishag Semberg

Israel entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition at the Games. Avishag Semberg secured a spot in the women's flyweight category (49 kg) with a top-two finish at the 2021 European Qualification Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.[39] The 19-year-old won the bronze medal.[40]

Athlete Event Qualification Contest Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Avishag Semberg Women's −49 kg  Stambaugh (PUR)
W 22–2 PTG
 Wongpattanakit (THA)
L 5–29 PTG
Did not advance  Trương (VIE)
W 22–1 PTG
 Yıldırım (TUR)
W 27–22 PTF
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Triathlon

Shachar Sagiv

Main articles: Triathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Triathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Israel entered two triathletes to compete at the Games. Brothers Ran and Shachar Sagiv were selected among the top 26 triathletes competing in the men's event based on the ITU World Rankings.[41] The Olympic Committee of Israel confirmed the participation of the two.

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Ran Sagiv Men's 18:24 0:42 57:50 0:33 31:35 1:49:04 35
Shachar Sagiv 18:12 0:39 56:14 0:28 31:37 1:47:10 20

Weightlifting

Main articles: Weightlifting at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Weightlifting at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Israel entered one weightlifter into the Olympic competition. David Litvinov received the slot left open by Brazilian Fernando Reis after he failed the pre-competition drug test.[42][43]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
David Litvinov Men's +109 kg 176 10 205 11 381 11

See also

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