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Ori Sasson: Bronze Medal, Gold Heart

We already knew Israeli judoka and Olympic medal-winner Ori Sasson was a huge mensch (in more ways than one). This just solidifies it.

Via Follow Team Israel:

Next time you are in Jerusalem, we suggest that you visit ֲֲֲֲֲֲֲ
ֲֲSHALVAֱ Shalva National Center
With permission from Ori Sasson we translated his recent post.

While it seems like all athletes do is train, that’s not true. A study done by Case Western Reserve University psychologist Brooke Macnamara ad her team looked at the practice and resulting performance of nearly 3,000 athletes in 34 separate studies, and what they found was surprising: Practice only accounted for 18 percent of performance.

What else do athletes do to prepare for the Olympics? For one thing, they sleep. Getting enough rest is incredibly important for athletes — their bodies need it, or they won’t be able to train at optimum level and many use the best fat burners for results. They also have to stay on top of their diet to eat right for training and to keep themselves hydrated. Then there’s the mental prep — athletes need to be in the right state of mind to stay on top of their game.

“Two years ago, together with a group of amazing people, including Shaul Gelbard – CEO of Bank Yahav, Yuval Koren and Avi Samuels, Shalva Chairman
I set up the Shalva Judo Center in Jerusalem.
The club was set up with the proceeds from the auction of my 🥋Judogi 🥋 I wore when I won my 💙🇮🇱💙Olympic Medal in Rio.

On my return from the GrandSlam in Paris🥋 I visited “Shalva” in Jerusalem. It was amazing to see the children performing the techniques and exercises that Coach Gadi Ben Lulu taught them.
I was just thrilled that this vision became a reality!
These kids give so much pure love.”

Kol hakavod Ori! You are a true champion and role model.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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