Ilana Kratysh will be the first-ever Israeli woman to compete in the wrestling events at the Olympic Games, after she secured her place in Rio. The 25-year-old became the 30th Israeli to book her spot in Brazil after winning the World Qualification Tournament in Mongolia.
A four-time European Championships silver medalist in the U69 kg event, she beat Venezuelan Maria Acosta to book her place at The Games.
Elsewhere, Misha Zilberman is set to secure his qualification for the badminton competition, when the Olympic qualification rankings are released next week. Up to number 25 in the Olympic rankings following his bronze win at last week’s Peru International, his nearest challengers for the position all dropped points over the weekend, with him taking to his Facebook page to say: “I have set the criteria for Rio.”