How did Jews fare at the Tokyo Olympics?

Alix Klineman, left, in a 2019 beach volleyball match. She's one of a handful of Jewish athletes who've medalled at the Tokyo Olympics. (Photo: Steffen Prößdorf/Wikimedia Commons)

From Australians Jessica Fox (canoe slalom) and Jemima Montag (racewalking) to Israel’s mixed judo team and gymnasit Artem Dolgopyat, Jews were well represented at this year’s Tokyo Olympics. In fact, so many Jews medalled that, if Jews comprised their own country, they would have ranked alongside Belgium and Jamaica. Here’s a rundown of all the Jews who’ve won medals so far, as well as those who’ve fallen short.

This episode of Menschwarmers, The CJN’s podcast about Jews and sports, was recorded live on Zoom at an event hosted by Stand With Us Canada on Aug. 5, 2021.


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