Israel at the 1992 Summer Olympics

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Israel at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  ISR
NOC Olympic Committee of Israel
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At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona
Competitors 30 (25 men and 5 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearer Eldad Amir[1]
Rank: 48
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Israel competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. 30 competitors, 25 men and 5 women, took part in 42 events in 10 sports.[2] Israel won its first ever Olympic medals at these Games. The first medallist in Israel's history was Yael Arad, who won silver on July 30 in judo's under-61 kg category for women,[3] and she was followed a day later by another judoka, Oren Smadja, who won bronze in men's under-71 kg category.[4]


Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Results by event[edit]


Gender Event Participant Round Time Place Result Ref
Men's 400m Hurdles Aleksey Bazarov Heat 50.33 sec 31st place Did not advance
Triple Jump Rogel Nachum Qualification 16.23 m 24th place Did not advance
Men's Javelin Throw Vadim Bavikin Qualification 73.88 m 23rd place Did not advance
Pole Vault Danny Krasnov Qualification 5.60 m 8th place
Final 5.40 m


Event Participant Result Ref
Women's foil Lydia Hatuel-Zuckerman 23rd place


Event Participant Result Ref
Men's all around Ron Kaplan 65th place


Gender Event Participant Result Metal Ref
Women's Under-61 kg Yael Arad beat Begona Gomez Martin ( Spain) Silver medal.svg Silver
beat Miroslava Janosikova (Czech Republic Czechoslovakia)
beat Frauke Eickoff ( Germany)
lost in final to Catherine Fleury ( France)
Men's Under-71 kg Oren Smadja beat Taher Muhammed ( Djibouti) Bronze medal.svg Bronze
beat Billy Gosack ( Great Britain)
lost to Chung Hoon ( South Korea)
beat Massimo Sulli ( Italy)
beat Khaliun Boldbaatar ( Mongolia)
beat Stefan Dott ( Germany)
Under-95 kg Simon Migrashvili lost to Guido Luigi ( Italy)
Under-60 kg Amit Lang lost to Yoon Hyun ( South Korea)
lost to Willis Bernardo Garcia ( Venezuela)


Event Participant Result Ref
Men's Sailboard (Lechner A-390) Amit Inbar 8th place
118.1 points
Men's 470 Class Shai Bachar and Erez Shemesh 9th place
Men's Flying Dutchman Class Yoel Sela and Eldad Amir 20th place


Event Participant Result Ref
Men's Running Target Eduard Alayev 564 points
15th place
Men's Rifle Prone Menachem Ilan 590 points
39th place
Men's Rifle 3-Positions Menachem Ilan 1132 points
41st place
Women's Sport Pistol Yelena Tripolski 573 points
21st place
Women's Air Pistol Yelena Tripolski 372 points
37th place


Gender Event Participant Round Time Ranking Result Note Ref
Men's 50m Freestyle Yoav Bruck Heat 23.72 32nd place Did not advance
100m Freestyle Yoav Bruck Heat 51.46 31st place Did not advance
100m Backstroke Eran Groumi Heat 57.67 28th place Did not advance
200m Backstroke Eran Groumi Heat 2:07.91 37th place Did not advance
100m Butterfly Eran Groumi Heat 55.18 20th place Did not advance National record
Women's 50m Freestyle Keren Ragal Heat 27.93 41st place Did not advance
100m Butterfly Timea Toth Heat 1:03.18 29th place Did not advance National record
200m Butterfly Timea Toth Heat 2:16.84 20th place Did not advance
200m Individual Medley Keren Ragal Heat 2:27.85 37th place Did not advance
400m Individual Medley Keren Ragal Heat 5:07.97 29th place Did not advance


Event Participant Round Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Result Ref
Men's Singles Competition Gilad Bloom First round 7-6 6-1 6-0 Defeated Marián Vajda
Second round 2-6 0-6 0-6 Lost to Jim Courier
(United States)


Event Participant Weight Result Ref
Men's Under 100 kg Andrei Denisov 377.5 kg 6th place
Men's Under 60 kg Reuven Hadinatov 267.5 kg 15th place
Men's Under 75 kg Oleg Sadikhov 332.5 kg 10th place


Gender Style Event Participant Result Place Ref
Men's Greco-Roman wrestling Under-48 kg Matwai Baranov lost to Stoyan Stoyanov ( Bulgaria) 0:2
lost to Rodney Smith ( United States) by fall
Under-62 kg Aleksander Davidovich lost to Sergei Martynov ( Unified Team) 1:8
lost to Shigeki Nishiguchi ( Japan) 0:2
Under-48 kg Nik Zagranitchni beat Omer Elmas ( Turkey) 10:8 12th place
lost to Mark Fuller ( United States) 1:2
lost to Wilber Sanchez ( Cuba) 0:4
Freestyle wrestling Under-68 kg Max Geller beat Jesus Rodriguez ( Cuba) 2:1 11th place
lost to Fatih Ozbas ( Turkey) 0:2
drew with Endre Elekes ( Hungary) 0:0


  1. ^ Israel
  2. ^ "Israel at the 1992 Summer Games". Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  3. ^ Yael Arad
  4. ^ "Judo: Olympic Games: Men: -71 kg". Sports 123. Retrieved 4 July 2015.