ELVizion Travel gives a big shout out to Singapore for receiving its first Gold Medal in the 2016 Olympics! In the Men's 100 Fly Joseph Schooling swam against the famous American, Michael Phelps, the favorite for the Gold. But, early in the final, Joseph took the lead and didn't let go. Not only did Joseph Schooling beat Michael Phelps and win the Gold Medal, but he also broke Phelps olympic record. Way to go Joseph!
Watch his win!
In addition to the exciting win of Joseph Schooling, Israel took home its first medal since 2008. Yarden Gerbi received a bronze medal in the women's, under 63 kilogram judo competition.
According to the Jerusalem Post, "She became the fourth Israeli judoka to take an Olympic medal, joining Yael Arad (silver medal – Barcelona 1992), Oren Smadja (bronze – Barcelona 1992) and Arik Ze’evi (bronze – Athens 2004). Israel’s four other medals came courtesy of Gal Fridman (bronze – Atlanta 1996, gold - Athens 2004), Michael Kolganov (bronze – Sydney 2000) and Shahar Zubari (bronze – Beijing 2008). Gerbi also became just the second Israeli woman to win a medal, joining Arad."
Way to go Yarden!
ELVizion Travel is happy to congratulate both our Singaporean Gold Winner Joseph Schooling and Israel Bronze Medalist, Yarden Gerbi.
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