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Or Sasson

Or Sasson
Personal information
Native name אור ששון
Full name Or Sasson
Nickname(s) Sasson[1]
Nationality Israeli
Ethnicity Jewish
Born (1990-08-18) 18 August 1990
Jerusalem, Israel
Residence Netanya, Israel
Alma mater Ruppin College
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Weight 120 kg (265 lb)[1]
Country  Israel
Sport Judo
Event(s) +100 kg (220 pounds)
Club Meitav Jerusalem
Coached by Gill Offer and Oren Smadja
Achievements and titles
National finals won the Israeli judo championship at −100 kg in 2007–09 and 2011, and at +100 kg in 2011 and 2012.

Or Sasson (also "Ori" and "Uri"; Hebrew: אור ששון‎; born 18 August 1990) is an Israeli judoka.[2]

In June 2015, representing Israel at the 2015 European Games in judo in the +100 kg (+220 pounds) category in Baku, Azerbaijan, Sasson won a silver medal for Israel in the inaugural European Games, and in doing so won the silver medal in the 2015 European Judo Championship.


  • Early and personal life 1
  • Judo career 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early and personal life

Sasson was born in Jerusalem, Israel, and is Jewish.[1][2][3][4][5] He is the younger brother of Israeli judoka and national team captain Alon Sasson,[2] who when they were children would hit him to show him who was boss.[3] He lives in Netanya, Israel, and studies Business Administration at Ruppin College.[1][3]

Judo career

Sasson started training in judo when he was eight years old.[3] His coaches are Gill Offer and Oren Smadja, his club is Meitav Jerusalem, and he started competing in 2005.[1][3] He has worked with Noam Eyal, a sports psychologist who works for the Olympic Committee of Israel.[3] Sasson won the Israeli judo championship at −100 kg (−220 pounds) in 2007–09 and 2011, and at +100 kg in 2011 and 2012.[2]

In July 2009 Sasson won the gold medal at the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv, Israel, in judo at −100 kg.[2] In September 2011 he competed in the Judo World Cup in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where Iranian Javad Mahjoub was slated to face him, but refused.[6][7]

In February 2012, he won a gold medal in the World Cup Prague in judo at +100 kg.[2] In February 2013 and the following month, Sasson won gold medals in the European Open

  • "Huge Ippon win for Or Sasson" (video),, 27 June 2015

External links

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Baku 2015 1St European Games – Athletes – SASSON Or". Baku 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Or Sasson, Judoka". 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Uri Talshir (28 August 2013). "Israeli judoka Uri Sasson looks to add a notch to his belt". Haaretz. 
  4. ^ "Alon Sasson, Judoka". 
  5. ^ Stan Ramati (March/April 2015). ""Israeli Sports; Judo", Jewish Sports Review, Volume 9, Number 12, Issue 108, page 21
  6. ^ Patrick Goodenough (26 July 2012). "‘Gut Infection’ Denies Iranian Chance to Compete in Olympics Against Israeli". CNS News. 
  7. ^ "Judo – Or Sasson (Israël)". (in French). 
  8. ^ Aaron Kallman (3 February 2013). "Iranian judoka boycotts Israeli; Forfeit gives Assaf Chen the bronze medal; another Iranian refuses to mount podium after Ori Sasson wins gold in his category". The Times of Israel. 
  9. ^ "Thumbs up for Or Sasson after gold medal in Tallinn". 24 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Silver medal in Judo to Ori Sasson". ynet. 27 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Golden Adam Okruashvili proud best of the rest". 27 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "מדליית כסף לאורי ששון באליפות אירופה בבאקו". Reshet (in Hebrew). 27 June 2015. 


See also

[12][11] On 26 June 2015, representing

[9][2] at +100 kg, as he weighed approximately 115 kg and returned from surgery on an injured thumb.Estonia in Tallinn In September 2014, he won a gold medal at the European Open [8][2]

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