Israeli-born Schlesinger suffers early exit for GB
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Israeli-born Schlesinger suffers early exit for GB

Judoka star defeated in last 16 of U63 kg event

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Alice Schlesinger is through to the last 16 of the U63kg event in Rio
Alice Schlesinger is through to the last 16 of the U63kg event in Rio

Israeli-born Alice Schlesinger has been knocked out of the U63kg event.

Representing GB since 2014, through her British-born mother, the 28-year-old who reached the quarter-finals for Israeli at London 2012, beat Korea’s Jiyun Bak by an Ippon in her first fight of the tournament on Tuesday afternoon.

However, up against the Netherlands’ Anicka Van Emden for a place in the quarter-finals, with no points secured by either fighter, Schlesinger was beaten by virtue of picking up a penalty point.

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