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Gal Mekel (Photo: Gabriel Baharlia)
Israeli athletes bare (almost) all
Fourteen of Israel's strongest, fastest, and most driven athletes reveal themselves in a photo shoot inspired by ESPN's 'Body Issue.'

Each year, ESPN Magazine publishes "The Body Issue", in which top athletes ditch training uniforms in favor of birthday suits in a photo shoot.

 

 

Now, fourteen of Israel's most prestigious athletes take the plunge and appear in photographs inspired by the special issue – a first in the country.

 

Ariel Harush, 27

Soccer

Goalkeeper for Hapoel Tel Aviv and  the Israeli national team.

Two Israel State Cups, Israeli Premier League

 

Photo: Gabriel Baharlia
Photo: Gabriel Baharlia

 

Idan Maimon, 41

Handball

Israeli Handball League all-time goalscorer

13 championships and 11 state cups with Hapoel Rishon LeZion.

 

Photo: Gabriel Baharlia
Photo: Gabriel Baharlia

 

Ma'ayan Shahaf, 28

High jump

Represented Israel in Moscow world championship, 2013; European Athletics Championships finals in Zurich, 2014; seven-time national champion.

 

Photo: Gabriel Baharlia
Photo: Gabriel Baharlia

 

Delila Hatuel, 34

Foil fencing

Two World Cup silver medals; sixth place in European championships, 2008; Beijing Olympics, 2008.

 

Photo: Gabriel Baharlia
Photo: Gabriel Baharlia

  

Gal Mekel, 27

Basketball

Playing for Serbian team Red Star Belgrade.

 

Photo: Gabriel Baharlia
Photo: Gabriel Baharlia

 

Inbal Pezaro, 28

Swimming

 

Photo: Gabriel Baharlia
Photo: Gabriel Baharlia

 

Shahar Zubari, 29

Windsurfing

 

Photo: Gabriel Baharlia
Photo: Gabriel Baharlia

 

Anastasia Gloushkov Leventhal, 30

Synchronized swimming

 

Photo: Gabriel Baharlia
Photo: Gabriel Baharlia

 

Donald Sanford, 30

400-meter dash

 

Photo: Gabriel Baharlia
Photo: Gabriel Baharlia

 

Alice Schlesinger, 27

Judo

 

Photo: Gabriel Baharlia
Photo: Gabriel Baharlia

 

Maor Buzalgo, 27

Soccer

 

Photo: Gabriel Baharlia
Photo: Gabriel Baharlia

 

Guy Barnea, 28

Swimming

Photo: Gabriel Baharlia
Photo: Gabriel Baharlia

 

Meirav Dori, 29

Women's basketball

 

Photo: Gabriel Baharlia
Photo: Gabriel Baharlia

 

Amit Ivry, 25

Swimming


Photo: Gabriel Baharlia
Photo: Gabriel Baharlia


ESPN has been publishing its yearly "Body Issue" for the past seven years, partially as an attempt to mirror and compete with Sports Illustrated's "Swimsuit Edition."

 


פרסום ראשון: 09.06.15, 09:24
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