Judoka Gili Cohen decided to retire from the mattress today (Tuesday). Gili Cohen, 30, represented Israel at two different Olympics – Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2021. During her career, she once won a bronze medal at the European Championships held in Montpellier in 2014 and three gold medals at various Grand Prix competitions. In all, Cohen has won 21 medals throughout his career.
The Olympics without a medal even though she was part of the team that won the bronze medal because she was not registered for fights.
Coach Shani Hershko said tonight: “Gili Cohen was an excellent athlete, an athlete who leaves behind an amazing legacy of achievements, excellence, values and commitment. I wish Gili great success in her new path and I have no doubt she will succeed in any way she turns to her.“
Cohen’s retirement will now make way for up to 52 kilograms for Geffen Primo, who is scheduled to represent Israel at the 2024 Paris Olympics.