Olympics / Profile / Self-made Olympian

22.07.2012                      03.Aw. 5772

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Olympics / Profile / Self-made Olympian

While badminton in Israel plays a back seat to tennis, volleyball and even table tennis, the sport has a history its advocates take pride in.

Misha Zilberman's family funded his training and competitions abroad; now he is Israel's first-ever badminton rep.
"Tennis, table tennis and volleyball took from badminton," says Michael Schneidman, chairman of the Israel Badminton Association, regarding the rules of the game. He stresses that badminton was invented first – in China, more than 3,000 years ago….