Shalom Life | May 05, 2015

Israeli forced to Tap Out of Judo Match in His Final Olympic Appearance

35-yea-old Arik Zeezi fails to capture a medal in judo

By: Leonard Carl

Published: August 2nd, 2012 in News » World

Israeli forced to Tap Out of Judo Match in His Final Olympic Appearance

Despite predicting that he would bring home a shiny Olympic medal from London, Arik Zeevi, a 35-year-old native of Bnei Brak competing on Israel’s Judo team, will be going home empty handed after losing his opening match on August 2.

Zeevi was forced into a headlock by Germany’s Dmitri Peters during their 100 kg. match, forcing the Israeli to tap out after 43 seconds in what was most likely his final Olympic appearance.

Speaking to Israel’s Army Radio, Zeevi, with tears streaming down his cheeks, said, “I made a mistake and paid the price.”

In 2005, Zeevi, who won a bronze medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004, was voted the 50th-greatest Israeli of all time, in a poll by the Israeli news website Ynet to determine whom the general public considered the 200 Greatest Israelis.

Baltimore ‘Riot Mom’ Needed in Jerusalem Baltimore ‘Riot Mom’ Needed in Jerusalem TrendingFBI Identifies One Gunman in Muhammad Cartoon Event Shooting in Texas FBI Identifies One Gunman in Muhammad Cartoon Event Shooting in Texas TrendingJewish Toronto Honours Community Leaders Ted and Elizabeth Sokolsky Jewish Toronto Honours Community Leaders Ted and Elizabeth Sokolsky Trending
 

Reports: Dave Goldberg Died of Head Trauma at Four Seasons

May 04, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Reports: Dave Goldberg Died of Head Trauma at Four Seasons

The CEO of SurveyMonkey and husband to Sheryl Sandberg was 47

Read More

Did You Know? Owner of Kentucky Derby Winner American Pharaoh is Jewish

May 04, 2015 | By Sy Berg
Did You Know? Owner of Kentucky Derby Winner American Pharaoh is Jewish

Over a decade ago, Egyptian-Jewish Ahmed Zayat sold an alcohol company to Heineken for $280 million

Read More

From Israel with Love: President Rivlin Sends Gift to Royal Baby

May 04, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
From Israel with Love: President Rivlin Sends Gift to Royal Baby

Israeli President has specialty dress made for Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Read More

Lauryn Hill Succumbs to BDS Pressure, Cancels Israel Show

May 04, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Lauryn Hill Succumbs to BDS Pressure, Cancels Israel Show

#KillingMeSoftly social media campaign likely reason Ms. Hill has decided to cancel her Thursday performance in Rishon Lezion

Read More

Baltimore ‘Riot Mom’ Needed in Jerusalem

May 04, 2015 | By Rafael Medoff, JNS.org
Baltimore ‘Riot Mom’ Needed in Jerusalem

The contrast between the famous Baltimore mother and relatives of young Palestinian rock throwers in Jerusalem could not be more striking

Read More

FBI Identifies One Gunman in Muhammad Cartoon Event Shooting in Texas

May 04, 2015 | By JNS.org
FBI Identifies One Gunman in Muhammad Cartoon Event Shooting in Texas

The gunman, one of two who were shot dead after opening fire at a free speech event, has ties to radical Islam

Read More

Israeli Restaurant in London Named Best in the United Kingdom

May 04, 2015 | By Roy Yerushalmi
Israeli Restaurant in London Named Best in the United Kingdom

GQ says The Palomar has 'the most chutzpah of any food and drink establishment operating in the country right now'

Read More

Jewish Toronto Honours Community Leaders Ted and Elizabeth Sokolsky

May 04, 2015 | By Dan Horowitz
Jewish Toronto Honours Community Leaders Ted and Elizabeth Sokolsky

Some 250 people, including politicians, community leaders and philanthropists, arrived to pay tribute to the Jewish power couple

Read More

More Headlines