|1992 Barcelona||71 kg|
|1995 Chiba||78 kg|
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. 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.
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.
|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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- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Shay-Oren Smadja". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
- "Israeli judoka wins silver medal at the European Championship". i24news.
- Factfile on JudoInside.com
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