Ramat Hasharon women’s basketball team coach Orna Ostfeld won the International Olympic Committee's European Women and Sport trophy in Lausanne, Switzerland Tuesday, as part of International Women's Day events.
Ostfeld received an official letter from Education, Culture, and Sports Minister Limor Livnat, Wednesday.
“Accept my congratulations on behalf of Israel, for conveying the important message regarding the advancement of the status of women to the international community, and for presenting Israel in a different light,” Livnat said in the letter.
Livnat also said in the letter “The advancement of the status of women is an inseparable part of my activity and life, and every accomplishment, success, or change that fosters this issue pleases me.”
“There are many disappointments in our work, but we must draw from the successful moments the power to continue acting, changing, and advanceing the status of women,” she said.
“I hope your win will give you added strength to continue and promote the issue.”
Livnat also congratulated Ostfeld on her team's victory in the finals of the Women's Basketball Cup.