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Israeli Judokas Win Gold, Bronze in Montreal Grand Prix

Israeli judoka Gefen Primo, 19, won a gold medal in the under-52kg (115 pound) category of the International Judo Federation’s Montreal Grand Prix on July 6, becoming the youngest Israeli judoka ever to place first in her weight category.

Primo, the reigning Junior World silver medalist, defeated three contestants in the Grand Prix, including 2019 Pan American Games silver medalist Angelica Delgado of the United States.

Primo came into the competition with three bronze medals won this season at the Grand Prix of Hohhot and Marrakech and at the Baku Grand Slam.

Israeli teammates Shira Rishoni and Timna Nelson-Levy both won bronze medals — Rishoni in the under 48-kg (106 pound) category and Nelson-Levy in the 57-kg (126 pound) category — at the Montreal event.

Meanwhile, competing for Israel at the Junior European Judo Cup in Sarajevo July 6-7, Tamar Malca won a bronze medal in the under-48kg category and Paz Kafri won a silver medal in the under-52kg category.