Rio 2016 - Day 2 review


Two of Israel's judo team experienced disappointment on Day 2 of the Rio Olympics.

Gili Cohen was defeated by Christianne Legentil of Mauritius in the second round.

There had been high hopes on the shoulders of Golan Pollack but he was eliminated by Matthews Punza of Zambia in his opening match of hte under-66kg competition.

Pollack was considered a major contender for a podium finish but the 2015 World Championships bronze medallist surrendered after his opponent pinned the sixth seed to the canvass for 20 seconds.

This completes a poor return for Israel in the sport which saw Shir Rishony, 25, disqualified for illegal use of an elbow after just two minutes of her opening U48kg fight.

In Swimming, Yakov Toumarkin, 24, failed in his bid to reach the semi-finals of the 100m breast-stroke. He finished his heat in seventh place in 54:66.

Amit Ivry finished her 100m heat in 1:09:42, while Andrea Murez was forced to withdraw from the 100m backstroke heats due to illness.

Shani Bloch crossed the line in 48th position in a time of 4:02:59 in the Cycling Road Race.

Tennis star Dudi Sela has been the only positive for the Israel delegation thus far, winning his first-round match in the Men's Singles.

Also on Sunday, 2012 double gold medallist Aly Raisman qualified for the final of the Gymnastics All-Round final.

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