Israeli Female Sportspersons

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 1 Agnes Keleti

Agnes Keleti
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: January 9, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Agnes Keleti is a Hungarian-Israeli former artistic gymnast and coach. A former Olympic and world champion, Keleti won 10 Olympic medals including two bronze medals, three silver medals, and five gold medals. She is regarded as one of the most successful Jewish Olympians of all time. In 2001, Agnes Keleti was inducted into the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame.  

 2 Linoy Ashram

Linoy Ashram
Famous As: Rhythmic gymnast
Birthdate: May 13, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rishon LeTsiyon, Israel

Linoy Ashram is an Israeli rhythmic gymnast best known for winning the rhythmic individual all-around gold medal in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Ashram is the first rhythmic gymnast from Israel to win an Olympic medal. She is also the first Israeli woman and only the third Israeli athlete to win an Olympic gold medal.

 3 Lonah Chemtai Salpeter

Lonah Chemtai Salpeter
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kenya

Lonah Chemtai Salpeter is a Kenyan-Israeli runner who has won gold medals at the 2018 European Championships and 2020 World Marathon Majors, representing Israel. She also took part in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics where she competed in the marathon. Chemtai holds the current Israeli national record for the best time in the marathon. 

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 4 Alla Kushnir

Alla Kushnir
Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: August 11, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia SSR, Soviet Union
Died: August 2, 2013

Alla Kushnir was a  celebrated Soviet-born Israel chess player, who began her career in her birth country, becoming a Woman International Master and winning two Women's Chess Olympiads before migrating to Israel. There she continued to excel, eventually becoming Woman Grandmaster. Also three times Women's World Chess Championship Challenger, she later became a professor of archeology at Tel Aviv University.

 5 Avigail Alfatov

Avigail Alfatov
Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: February 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Acre, Israel

The daughter of Ukrainian immigrants in Israel, Avigail Alfatov has donned many hats already. Apart from being an Israeli fencing champion, she is also a beauty queen and has represented Israel in the 2015 Miss Universe pageant. She has also briefly served the Israeli Air Force.

 6 Neta Rivkin

Neta Rivkin
Famous As: Rhythmic gymnast
Birthdate: June 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Petah Tikva, Israel

The daughter of Russian immigrants in Israel, Neta Rivkin scripted history by becoming the first Israeli female gymnast to win a major international medal, with her 2011 World Championship bronze win. The 3-time Olympian is now a motivational speaker and mental advisor for athletes and corporates.

 7 Delila Hatuel

Delila Hatuel
Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: November 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Acre, Israel

Israeli foil fencer Delila Hatuel was born into a family of fencers, with both her uncle and aunt being Olympians in the game. Although she participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she wasn’t allowed to participate in the Rio Olympics, as she didn’t fulfil Israel’s criteria, in spite of meeting the international standards.

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 8 Suzanne Al Houby

Suzanne Al Houby
Famous As: Mountaineer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Suzanne Al Houby scripted history when she became the first Arab woman to have climbed Mt. Everest and the Seven Summits. The Palestinian mountaineer also owns the adventure travel company Rahhalah Explorers and once led a group of Arab amputees to Mount Kilimanjaro, as part of a charitable event.

 9 Svetlana Zilberman

Svetlana Zilberman
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mogilev, Belarus

While she initially represented the Soviet Union, badminton player Svetlana Zilberman now plays for Israel. She won the Soviet Union a European Championship bronze. In 2021, she teamed up with her son, Misha, to play against the German duo Patrick Scheiel and Franziska Volkmann, in the All England Open Championships.