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Israeli Gold Medalist Para-Athlete Sings ‘Hatikvah’ Because the Organizers Didn’t Have It

Israeli para-athlete Moran Samuel won an international rowing competition in Gavirate, Italy. The organizers weren’t expecting her to win, so they hadn’t bothered to secure a recording of the Israeli national anthem, “Hatkivah.”

When Samuel found out there would be no anthem played when she was on the podium, she asked for the mic and started singing herself.