Israel Baseball advances to European Championships, Toto Cup action, Judo, Badminton & more! Israel Sports Rabbi Rundown July 29, 2019

Israel Baseball

Israel Baseball wrapped up a tidy two game sweep of Lithuania with a 12-2 and 15-0 win to advance to the European Championships in September. The tournament will take place in Bonn, Germany as the blue-and-white will be in a group with Holland, Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden and Great Britain. Should Israel finish in one of the top 5 spots of 12 they will then move on to the Europe/Africa Olympic qualifier where one team will punch their ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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The Toto Cup competition was in full swing over the weekend. Hapoel Raanana defeated Hapoel Tel Aviv 2-1 on a winner by Ido Levy, Beitar Jerusalem needed an injury time goal by Gaetan Varenne to drop pesky Nes Tziona drew 2-1, Maccabi Netanya beat Hapoel Haifa 2-0 and Kiryat Shemona slipped by Hapoel Hadera 2-1.

Israel Olympic Association


On the Judo mat, Tohar Butbol won his first ever goal medal in the 73kg category at the Zagreb Grand Prix giving the blue-and-white yet another medal hope going into 2020 while Peter Paltchik (-73kg) won a bronze.

Photo LGCT / Stefano Grasso


Israeli equestrian Dani G. Waldman and her horse Lizziemary took home Gold at the Berlin Global Champions Tour! Congrats!

Israel Olympic Association


Israeli badminton player Misha Zilberman won Silver in Lagos, Nigeria in Challenge Cup action and then went immediately to Thailand where he will play in the World Tour 500.

Israel U18 defeated Iceland 97-53 and are 3-0 in the FIBA Division B. Shahar Lazar 21p, Dori Sahar 14p/7r, Jonathan Levy 13p, Noam Dovrat 11p/7a for the Blue & White!

Transactions
LaDonatae Henton and Stu Douglass sign with Maccabi Ashdod.

Justin Tillman signed with Hapoel Gilboa/Galil, Ryan Thompson inked a contract with Hapoel Holon and Rodney Purvis joined Hapoel Tel Aviv.