These Jewish athletes have won medals at the Tokyo Olympics


August 6, 2021

(JTA) — The Jewish highlights of the Tokyo Olympics kicked off with Jewish basketball superstar Sue Bird serving as one of Team USA’s two flag bearers at the opening ceremony, a huge honor.

The lasting accolades, though, are the medals that winning athletes take home. Dozens of Jewish athletes are competing in the Games this year, but the fierce competition means that only some will enter the record books as gold, silver or bronze medalists.

Here are the Jewish athletes who have clinched a medal, in chronological order. We’ll continue to update this list until the last day of competit...

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