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  • Israeli Olympic judo medalist sells name patch for charity
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    Paul Fraser
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Israeli Olympic judo medalist sells name patch for charity

Israeli Olympic judo bronze medalist Yarden Gerbi has sold her Rio 2016 name patch on eBay for charity.

The lot made an impressive $52,100.

Gerbi signed patch
Gerbi wore the patch on her back during the competition

Gerbi plans to donate the proceeds to a hospital in Tel Aviv.

Gerbi said after winning the bronze: "The medal is for all of Israel, for everyone who supported me and cheered me on.

"I'm waiting for someone to wake me up. I gave my soul and it paid off. Whoever said you can't succeed in Israel is wrong."

Last week Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski sold his silver medal for a good cause.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • IsraelijudomedalistOlympic