Oren Smadja

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Oren Smadja
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Oren Smadja
Medal record
Men's judo
Representing  Israel
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona 71 kg
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1995 Chiba 78 kg

Shay-Oren Smadja (Hebrew: אורן סמדג'ה‎, born June 20, 1970) is a former Israeli judoka and a judo coach.


Smadga was born in Ofakim, Israel, to a Sephardic Jewish family. He won the Olympic bronze medal in judo at the 1992 Summer Olympics the under 71 category.[1] In 1995, he won a silver medal at the 1995 World Judo Championships. The next year, he could not repeat his Olympic success at the 1996 Summer Olympics.[2]

He coaches Israeli judokas Or Sasson, winner of the bronze medal in the 2016 summer olympics (men 100kg+), and of Sagi Muki, who won the gold medal at the 2015 European Games in judo in the under 73 category.[3]


Year Tournament Place Weight class
1995 World Judo Championships 2nd Half middleweight (78 kg)
European Judo Championships 7th Half middleweight (78 kg)
1992 Olympic Games 3rd Lightweight (71 kg)
European Judo Championships 3rd Lightweight (71 kg)

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  1. ^ "Judo: Olympic Games: Men: -71 kg". Sports 123. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Shay-Oren Smadja". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  3. ^ "Israeli judoka wins silver medal at the European Championship". i24news.

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