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Judoka presents COVID nurse mom with his bronze Olympic medal

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03.08.2021

One of Israel’s Olympic medal-winning judokas shared the glory with his mother Monday by presenting her with the bronze medal he won over the weekend at the Tokyo Games.

Peter Paltchick arrived back in the country with the rest of the team to a hero’s welcome.

He later headed over to Sheba Medical Center where his mother, Larissa, works as a nurse in a coronavirus clinic.

Visibly moved, she came out to greet her son and after a warm embrace, Paltchick placed the bronze medal around her neck.

Paltchik won a bronze in the mixed team contest on Saturday after finishing 7th in the -100 kilo contest last week.

After the team victory, Larissa admitted that she doesn’t usually watch her son’s bouts on live television because it’s “too........

© The Times of Israel


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