Buenos Aires-born judoka Daniela Krukower was a gold medalist at the 2003 Judo World Championships in Osaka, Japan

Buenos Aires-born judoka Daniela Krukower was a gold medalist at the 2003 Judo World Championships in Osaka, Japan

Israeli Takes Judo World Championship Gold.  In an unprecedented achievement for Israeli judo, Yarden Gerbi on Thursday night won the Rio De Janeiro, Brazil judo world championship in her weight category (139 lbs.). This is the highest ranking ever in international championships for an Israeli athlete.

Israeli Takes Judo World Championship Gold. In an unprecedented achievement for Israeli judo, Yarden Gerbi on Thursday night won the Rio De Janeiro, Brazil judo world championship in her weight category (139 lbs.). This is the highest ranking ever in international championships for an Israeli athlete.

JUDO World Championship - Tokyo 2010, via YouTube.

JUDO World Championship - Tokyo 2010, via YouTube.

#JuNoKATA Japan #Judo World #Championships 2014

#JuNoKATA Japan #Judo World #Championships 2014

Ilias Iliadis, World Champion in Judo World Championships | CHANIA POST

Ilias Iliadis, World Champion in Judo World Championships | CHANIA POST

Martin Pacek, judoka swedish national team, fifth place at the judo world championships of 2014

Martin Pacek, judoka swedish national team, fifth place at the judo world championships of 2014

Three presidential candidates at judo world championships - Sergey Bubka, Richard Carrion, and C.K. Wu. (ATR)

Three presidential candidates at judo world championships - Sergey Bubka, Richard Carrion, and C.K. Wu. (ATR)

** WATCH ** | Awards ceremony & Israeli Anthem | Gold Medal for Yarden Gerbi (ISR) - 63Kg - Judo World Championships 2013 -

** WATCH ** | Awards ceremony & Israeli Anthem | Gold Medal for Yarden Gerbi (ISR) - 63Kg - Judo World Championships 2013 -

Azerbaijan's Nijat Shikhalizada (white) competes with Canada's Antoine Bouchard during the mens qualification match, in the -66kg category at the Judo World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan.  Jack Guez, AFP/Getty Images

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Azerbaijan's Nijat Shikhalizada (white) competes with Canada's Antoine Bouchard during the mens qualification match, in the -66kg category at the Judo World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. Jack Guez, AFP/Getty Images

** WATCH **  Yarden Gerbi of Israel wins gold at the Judo World Championships | No. 1 seed in under-63 kilogram category defeats French rival after only 43 seconds, becomes first Israeli to win world championship

** WATCH ** Yarden Gerbi of Israel wins gold at the Judo World Championships | No. 1 seed in under-63 kilogram category defeats French rival after only 43 seconds, becomes first Israeli to win world championship

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