Hopes for a medal are riding high on Israeli judoka Alice Schlesinger.
The 24-year-old was born in Herzliya and has been winning medals since she was 17.
In May this year, Schlesinger took the gold in her category at the Moscow Judo Grand Slam.
Schlesinger placed 13th in the 2008 Olympics in her weight category, and has been steadily gaining ground since then. In August 2011, she was ranked sixth in the world in her weight class.