Meet Yarden Gerbi, No. 1 female Judoka in the world.

International Women's Day: Judoka Gerbi's road to Rio 2016

 

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In 2013, she became the first Israeli to win a gold medal at the Judo World Championships, and is Israel’s most celebrated athlete today.

Gerbi began practicing judo at age 6 in her hometown of Netanya, and her long list of victories and achievements includes world and European championships, as well as all national championships between 2007 and 2012.

Yarden, best of luck in Rio!

Footage courtesy of channel Sport5.