Koaz, Eddy : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Koaz, Eddy

Sport:
judo

Country Represented:
Israel

Years Competed:
1984

Olympic Info:
A member of the Israeli judo team at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, Koaz participated in the 60-kg division (extra lightweight). After defeating Neil Eckersley of Great Britain in his preliminary bout (to qualify for the tournament), Koaz defeated Rony Sanabpia of Costa Rica on an ippon (like a knockout in boxing) in the first round, and Chin-Fu Chau of Taipei on another ippon in the second round. He reach the quarterfinals, but lost a rematch with Britain's Eckersley and officially finished in seventh place. It was one of the best performances of any Israeli athlete in the Olympics up to that time.

Career Highlights:
Koaz is currently the President of the Israel Judo Association.

Birth and Death Dates:
unknown

Origin:
Israel


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