The first year Israel is competing in archery, 22-year-old Itay Shanny makes a strong showing in his bid for the podium.
Israel’s first Olympic archer, Itay Shanny, bested two higher-ranked archers on the fifth day of the Tokyo Olympics.
Shanny, 22, On July 23, ranked 60th out of 64 male competitors in a pre-Games qualifying round. But on July 28, he knocked out the #5 seed Hiroki Muto of Japan in the first round and the #37 seed, Tarundeep Rai from India, in the second-round shoot-off.
Israeli athletes in other Olympic events set some personal and Israeli records although they did not advance.