Yoel Razvozov

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Yoel Razvozov
יואל רזבוזוב.jpg
Date of birth (1980-07-05) 5 July 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Birobidzhan, Soviet Union
Year of aliyah 1991
Party represented in Knesset
2013–present Yesh Atid

Yoel Razvozov (Hebrew: יואל רזבוזוב‎, born 5 July 1980)[1] is an Israeli judoka, politician and member of the Knesset.


Razvozov was born in Birobidzhan in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast of the Soviet Union, and began training in judo at age 6. His family emigrated to Israel when he was 11, and he joined the Israeli judo team. At the age of 16 he became Israeli champion.[2] In the 2003 World Championships he finished seventh, and went onto finish second at European Championships the following year, as well as representing Israel at the 2004 Olympic Games.[3]

Razvozov later entered politics, becoming a member of Netanya City Council, as well as becoming a member of the Israel Olympics Committee. He joined Yesh Atid, and was placed eighth on its list for the 2013 Knesset elections.[2]

Razvozov holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from IDC Herzliya, and is married with one child.


Yoel Razvozov
Medal record
Men's judo
European Championships
Silver 2004 Bucharest 73 kg
Silver 2005 Rotterdam 73 kg
Year Tournament Place Weight class
2005 European Judo Championships 2nd Lightweight (73 kg)
2004 European Judo Championships 2nd Lightweight (73 kg)
2003 World Judo Championships 7th Lightweight (73 kg)
2002 European Judo Championships 5th Lightweight (73 kg)


  1. ^ Yoel Razorov Judo Inside
  2. ^ a b All the kingmaker’s men, and women Times of Israel, 23 January 2013
  3. ^ Yoel Razvozov Jewish Virtual Library

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