Schlesinger named in GB judo squad

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Schlesinger named in GB judo squad

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
Alice Schlesinger, competing for Israel, will now be representing GB at the World Championships later this month

Israeli-born judo star Alice Schlesinger has been named in GB’s squad for the forthcoming International Judo Federation World Championships.

The 27-year-old will be competing in the U63kg event during the tournament, which being held in Astana, Kazakhstan, takes place between 24-29 August. Born in Herzliya, she switched allegiance to GB in 2014, as a result of a dispute she had with Israeli Judo officials, and gained British citizenship through her English-born mother. She has previously won bronze for Israel at the World Championships in 2009, and also won three bronze medals at European Championships.

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