Yoel Razvozov

Summary

Yoel Razvozov (Hebrew: יוֹאֵל רַזְבוֹזוֹב‎; born 5 July 1980)[1] is an Israeli judoka and politician. He currently serves as the Minister of Tourism and was previously a member of the Knesset for Yesh Atid and the Blue and White alliance from 2013 to 2021.

Yoel Razvozov
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Ministerial roles
2021–Minister of Tourism
Faction represented in the Knesset
2013–2019Yesh Atid
2019–2020Blue and White
2020–2021Yesh Atid
Personal details
Born (1980-07-05) 5 July 1980 (age 41)
Birobidzhan, Soviet Union
Medal record
Men's judo
Representing  Israel
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Debrecen Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2004 Bucharest –73 kg
Silver medal – second place 2005 Rotterdam –73 kg
IJF Grand Slam
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Rio de Janeiro –73 kg

Early lifeEdit

Born Konstantin Razvozov (Russian: Константин Развозов) in Birobidzhan in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast of the Soviet Union, Razvozov began training in judo at age 6. His family immigrated to Israel when he was 11, in 1991, at the fall of the Soviet Union. He joined the Israeli judo team and became an Israeli judo champion at the age of 16.[2]

Athletic careerEdit

In the 2003 World Judo Championships, Razvozov finished seventh.[3] He finish second at the European Championships the following year,[4] and represented Israel at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[5] In the final of the 2005 European Championships, he won a silver medal in the 73 kilogram weight category.[6][7]

Political careerEdit

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,[8] and was re-elected as the party won 11 seats.

Athletic achievementsEdit

Year Tournament Place Weight class Ref.
2002 European Judo Championships 5th Lightweight (73 kg) [9]
2003 World Judo Championships 7th Lightweight (73 kg) [3]
2004 European Judo Championships 2nd Lightweight (73 kg) [4]
Summer Olympics 9th Lightweight (73 kg) [10][11]
2005 European Judo Championships 2nd Lightweight (73 kg) [6]
European Judo Team Championships 1st Team [12]
2009 Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro 3rd Lightweight (73 kg) [13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yoel Razorov Judo Inside
  2. ^ a b All the kingmaker’s men, and women Times of Israel, 23 January 2013
  3. ^ a b "2003 World Championships". International Judo Federation. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  4. ^ a b "2004 European Championships". JudoInside.com. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  5. ^ Yoel Razvozov Jewish Virtual Library
  6. ^ a b "2005 European Championships". JudoInside.com. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  7. ^ Judo / Heartache as Yoel Razvozov only manages a silver medal
  8. ^ Yesh Atid list Central Elections Committee
  9. ^ "2002 European Championships". JudoInside.com. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  10. ^ "2004 Summer Olympics". International Judo Federation. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  11. ^ "2004 Summer Olympics". JudoInside.com. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  12. ^ "2005 European Team Championships". JudoInside.com. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  13. ^ "2009 Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro". International Judo Federation. Retrieved 30 May 2021.

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