VIDEO: Israeli Olympic judo medallist’s special Australian connection

In her first English interview since winning a bronze, Timna Nelson Levy tells ITTAY FLESCHER about her pride in representing Israel and how Australian-born Danny Hakim has influenced her

Levy’s conversation with Ittay Flescher also touches on how the Judo team responded to the boycott of two athletes at the Tokyo Olympics, the joy and honour of representing her country as a child of immigrants and the role of sport in promoting coexistence in Israel.

Interview at Yael Garden, Jerusalem

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Photo: Photo: Timna Nelson Levy of Israel (white) and Daria Mezhetskaia of Russia (blue) compete during the judo in Tokyo, Japan, July 31 (EPA/Christopher Jue)