Yoel Razvozov

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Yoel Razvozov
יואל רזבוזוב.jpg
Date of birth (1980-07-05) 5 July 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Birobidzhan, Soviet Union
Year of aliyah 1991
Knessets 19, 20
Faction represented in Knesset
2013– Yesh Atid

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


Yoel Razvozov was born in Birobidzhan in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast of the Soviet Union, and began training in judo at age 6. His family immigrated to Israel when he was 11. He joined the Israeli judo team and became an Israeli judo champion at the age of 16.[2]

Sports career[edit]

In the 2003 Judo World Championships, Razvozov finished seventh. He finish second at the European Championships the following year, and represented Israel at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[3] In the final of the European Championships in 2005, he won a silver medal in the 73 kilogram weight category.[4]

Political career[edit]

Razvozov entered politics, becoming a member of Netanya City Council. He also became a member of the Israel Olympics Committee. He joined Yesh Atid, and was placed eighth on its list for the 2013 Knesset elections.[2] He was elected to the Knesset as the party won 19 seats. He was placed ninth on the party's list for the 2015 elections,[5] and was re-elected as the party won 11 seats.

Athletic achievements[edit]

Yoel Razvozov
Medal record
Men's judo
Representing  Israel
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 2004 Bucharest 73 kg
Silver medal – second place 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
  4. ^ Judo / Heartache as Yoel Razvozov only manages a silver medal
  5. ^ Yesh Atid list Central Elections Committee

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