After two days of competition at the Grand Prix on judo, held in Abu Dhabi, the national team of Israel, acting under the flag of the International judo Federation, ranked third in the team standings.
The Israelis won one gold, two bronze medals and took two fifth places (that is two defeats in the matches for bronze).
The Israeli team ahead of teams from Russia and Mongolia.
Tokhars Butbul (weight category up to 73 kg) won the bronze medal.
In the preliminary round he defeated Rashad Almashari (UAE), Erasil Sakenuly (Kazakhstan), Denis Yartsev (Russia). In the semifinals, the Israelite lost to the Russian Musa Mogushkov.
In the match for third place Tokhars Butbul defeated the Italian Fabio Basile.
Rotem Shor (to 63 kg) won the British Amy Livesey, and then lost Polke’s agate Osdoba. In the consolation tournament, the Israeli defeated the Russian Valentina Kostenko. In the bronze medal match, Rotem Shor lost to the Austrian Katrin Unterwurzacher.